(redirected from necessitate)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to necessitate: belladonna


See Medically necessary.


Requisite or essential.
[L. necessarius]


n/adj anything indispensable or useful for the sustenance of life, such as food, shelter, and clothing.
necessary contracts of infants (minors),
n things suitable to each child according to the child's circumstances.
necessary treatment,
n a dental procedure or service determined by a dental professional to be necessary to establish or maintain a patient's oral health. Such determinations are based on the professional diagnostic judgment of the dental professional and the standards of care that prevail in the professional community.

Patient discussion about necessary

Q. Is it really necessary to take antibiotic the whole week? Three days ago my 10 years-old son had a sore throat, after a very short examination the doctor said my son has pharyngitis and that he has to take antibiotics for ten days. He took it for two days and now he no long has any sore throat- Why does he have to take the antibiotic for so long? I don’t want him to take too many medications…

A. In order to prevent the complications that the simple sore throat may have in the future, it’s very important to take the medication the whole 10 days. Even though it seems it’s no longer necessary- it is.

Q. is it ok to use drugs for medical reasons? and who is to decide when is necessary to use drugs when needed?

A. Today the most used "medical" drugs are narcotics- for pain relief, for patients who suffer extreme pain. All sorts of Codaine and Morphine types are used and on a very wide basis, and they are specially perscribed for ones who need them.

Q. tender protuding lymph node lump rt. arm pit aprox. 1/2" dia. any concerns or recommend treatment necessary?

A. lymph nodes can flare up any time you get infected in the armpit and all the area that it drains. i had it several times and it went away in the same manner that it came. i think that sometimes it caused because of a blockade done by deodorant. so i try to use this Chinese salt stone that doesn't contain aluminum.

More discussions about necessary
References in periodicals archive ?
Summary: Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Monday Lebanon was going through "delicate times" that necessitate solidarity among all state bodies to ensure the security and safety of the Lebanese.
tests necessitate rapid temperature changes in the neighborhood of 70 degrees celsius per second
During a meeting with a Kuwaiti parliamentary delegation, currently on a visit to Bahrain, the Premier stated that the GCC member states are facing threats, a fact that necessitate their common action to thwart them.
Steps taken to create a stronger economic and fiscal union in the EU might at a later stage necessitate revisions in the EU Treaties, said European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
Identification of the technically and economically best sealing solution is said to necessitate extensive knowledge of the characteristics of the various groups of materials used in the field of sealing technology, including silicones, elastomers, thermoplastic elastomers, thermoplastics, metallic seal materials, composite materials and chemically engineered materials.
Faculty spokesmen say revenue shortfalls may necessitate a $40 million operating budget cut.
The Air Force can issue delivery orders totaling up to the maximum amount indicated above, though actual requirements may necessitate less than this amount.
They can lead to higher rates, depending on the carrier, since socio-economic requirements and Federal wage statutes apply, and their fixed prices necessitate more accurate bids.
This will not, however, be the case for the privacy and security HIPAA rules, which will necessitate development of new and permanent security and privacy functions.
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are both conditions that result in joint pain and often necessitate lifestyle changes.
For example, the plant manager has introduced a "plant engineering" function that serves to buffer against corporate engineering, which is sometimes too eager to introduce its latest ideas without a sufficient understanding of the problems and requirements such changes necessitate on the plant floor.
Climate change will remain a serious long-term problem that will necessitate further action," they said.