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equipment

 [e-kwip´ment]
necessary tools or provisions.
durable medical equipment nonexpendable articles primarily used for medical purposes in cases of illness or injury; this includes hospital beds, respirators, walkers, and apnea monitors.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

dur·a·ble med·i·cal equip·ment

(DME) (dūr'ă-bĕl med'i-kăl ĕ-kwip'mĕnt)
Rented or purchased medical equipment ordered by a health care provider for use in the home. These items must be reusable (e.g., hospital beds, wheelchairs, lifts).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

durable medical equipment

(door′ă-bĕl, dūr′),

DME

Assistive devices used by patients, e.g., walkers, electric beds, and bedside commodes.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
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