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octogenarian

(ŏk′tə-jə-nâr′ē-ən)
adj.
Being between 80 and 90 years of age.
n.
A person between 80 and 90 years of age.

octogenarian

(ŏk″tō-jĕn-ĕr′ē-ĕ-) [L. octogenarius, containing eighty]
A person who is 80 to 89 years old.
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Limited blood transfusion does not impact survival in octogenarians undergoing cardiac operations.
Based on her findings of a low mortality rate (two patients) and an 86% rate of symptom resolution, she and her colleagues recommended elective laparoscopic repair for octogenarians rather than watchful waiting.
Rather, it was the loss of the subject's control-problem-solving in the octogenarians, and choosing where they lived in the centenarians-that tended to depress them.
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WASHINGTON -- Contrary to common belief, octogenarians can safely undergo diagnostic arteriography and arterial interventions as outpatient procedures.
Frances Lane served as master of ceremonies, calling octogenarians and nonagenarians tothe stage to be presented with certificates.
At Machu Picchu in Peru, while the young sleep, the octogenarians scale the steep mountain to see the sunrise from its summit.
The impact of DNA on mental acumen in octogenarians adds to evidence that genes affect intelligence more in adulthood than during childhood.
As we queue up, undress in public, are demeaned by overly paid uniformed security guards, and force octogenarians in wheel chairs to be treated with little respect after many of them fought in wars to ensure our democracy; the action of our founding fathers against ignorance, taxation and tyranny may have to be revisited again," said Richard A.
CHICAGO -- Congestive heart failure and previous myocardial infarction significantly increase the risk of death in octogenarians undergoing pulmonary resection for lung cancer, a retrospective analysis shows.
It is my contention that in our prosperous nation, even poor people live to be octogenarians with a regularity that boggles the mind.
Such findings suggest doctors can safely treat elevated systolic pressures in most elderly patients, including fragile octogenarians, comments geriatric specialist Margaret A.