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1. the harmonious functioning of interrelated organs and parts.
2. the putting of a group of things or individuals into harmonious working order.
3. the process of the motor apparatus of the brain that provides for the coworking of particular groups of muscles for the performance of definite adaptive useful responses.
4. a nursing intervention in the nursing minimum data set; action geared to the integration of multidisciplinary treatment plans with the goal of smooth, continuous patient or client care.
preoperative coordination in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating preadmission diagnostic testing and preparation of the surgical patient.
coordination of services the management of health care resources so that the recipient of care has access to all needed services with no duplication.
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