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convalescence

 [kon″vah-les´ens]
the stage of recovery from an illness, operation, or injury.
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con·va·les·cence

(kon'vă-les'ens),
A period between the end of a disease and the patient's restoration to complete health.
[L. convalesco, to grow strong, fr. valeo, to be strong]
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convalescence

(kŏn′və-lĕs′əns)
n.
1. Gradual return to health and strength after illness.
2. The period needed for returning to health after illness.

con′va·les′cent adj. & n.
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con·va·les·cence

(kon'vă-les'ĕns)
A period between the end of a disease and the patient's restoration to complete health.
[L. convalesco, to grow strong, fr. valeo, to be strong]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

convalescence

1. The period of recovery following an illness, injury or surgical operation.
2. The process of such recovery.
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