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1. A getting back or regaining; recuperation.
2. Emergence from general anesthesia.
3. In nuclear magnetic resonance, refers to relaxation.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr. recoverer, fr. L. recupero, to recover, get back, fr. re-, again, + capio, to take]


n. pl. recover·ies
1. The act, process, duration, or an instance of recovering.
2. A return to a normal or healthy condition.
3. The act of obtaining usable substances from unusable sources.

Recovery, Inc.

a self-help group that provides support for persons with mental illness.


1. Restoration of health and strength after an illness.
2. The state a Pt is in after a therapeutic intervention; he/she is 'in recovery'. See Health recovery.


n 1. the return to a healthy state.
2. the self-regulation and life force of a patient being returned to a normal balanced status. The patient is considered healthy again. See also cure, entelechy, and healing.


1. Recuperation.
2. Emergence from general anesthesia.


return to normal after illness or period of devitalization, e.g. anesthesia, surgery.

recovery period
period after surgery when the patient needs to be closely monitored to ensure that its return to normal is uneventful.
recovery room
a special room with special monitoring and resuscitation equipment used for monitoring the patient recovering from surgery.
surgical recovery
the process of healing of a surgical wound and restoration to normal of body functions and systems, e.g. fluid and acid-base balance, that have been disturbed by the original disease or by the surgical procedure.

Patient discussion about recovery

Q. I have a friend who recently went in to an ahcoholic center for recovery. What do these people do daily?

A. here is a schedule of a rehab center i might give you an idea:

Q. I had sugery on a fractured heel what is the recovery process? Wanting to meet people who are going thru this now or have already recovered from this injury. What should I expect?

A. Hey doyen_98, I was wondering how the recovery was coming along. How long ago have you had the surgery?

Q. what tests do i need to do in order to discover cancer on advance to increase the recovery chance?

A. it's complicated. if there are no signs for it- there is a slim chance you'll get any diagnose. there are do many types of cells in the body.

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During recovery periods we observed that SV did not surpass the levels attained during exercise (Figure 1) Because the statistical analysis included all 14 cyclists we are confident with this finding.
Interestingly, both male and female "Heavy Weight" groups lost the same amount of body mass during the recovery period at 0.
If the replacement property's recovery period is shorter than that of the relinquished property, depreciation of the replacement property is based on the longer period of the relinquished property.
During the recovery period, the high recovery group had high levels of cortisol immediately after the stress test and levels continued to slowly decline over the recovery period.
In this study, hematocrit was measured before the exercise and during the two recovery periods.
The hsp 60 mRNA increased to a maximum 3-fold elevation at 4 and 8 hr into the recovery period and returned to control values by the end of the time course (Figure 3A).
Previous research understated the rate of economic depreciation, and thus overstated the appropriate recovery periods, because it neglected to account for the substantial expenditures devoted to building improvements after original construction, Deloitte says.
0 have a five-year recovery period for regular tax purposes under the general depreciation system (GDS) and a nine-year recovery period under the alternative depreciation system (ADS).
In the case depreciable property and any other tangible property, the statutory recovery period is determined under section 467(e)(3)(A).
Miller observed that IGF-I and one of the other growth factors, epidermal growth factor (EGF), shortened the animals' recovery period.
During the one minute active recovery period, the participant should attempt to lower the heart rate to approximately 50% age-predicted maximum heart rate.