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guide·line

(gīd'līn),
A marking in the form of a line that serves as a guide or reference.
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guideline

A rule, principle or recommendation of good practice, which is often based on evidence obtained from research or from a broad body of experience from multiple contributors.
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guideline

Medtalk A series of recommendations by a body of experts in a particular discipline. See Cancer screening guidelines, Cardiac profile guidelines, Gatekeeper guidelines, Harvard guidelines, Transfusion guidelines.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

guide·line

(gīd'līn)
1. A marking in the form of a line that serves as a guide or reference.
2. A rule or directive outlining a policy or procedure.
See also: clinical practice guidelines
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

guide·line

(gīd'līn)
Linear marking that serves as a guide or reference.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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