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a place in a building enclosed and set apart for occupancy or for the performance of certain procedures.
birthing room a hospital room that is utilized for labor and delivery. It is decorated in a homelike, comfortable fashion and contains a specially equipped bed that can be adjusted for delivery. Specialized equipment is often concealed.
emergency room popular term for emergency department.
labor, delivery, recovery room a birthing room or suite so equipped that a patient can remain in the same room throughout the birthing experience.
labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum room a birthing room or suite so equipped that a patient can remain in the same room throughout the birthing experience and into the postpartum period.
LDR room labor, delivery, recovery room.
LDRP room labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum room.
operating room one especially equipped for the performance of surgical operations.
recovery room postanesthesia care unit.
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n. Abbr. OR
A room equipped for performing surgical operations.
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op·er·a·ting room(OR) (opĕr-āt-ing rūm)
An area in a health care facility used to perform nonemergency surgical interventions.
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