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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.


n in a lawsuit, the obtaining or restoration of a right to something by a verdict, decree, or judgment of court.


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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Taken the morning after and featuring a patent-pending blend of antioxidants, vitamins and herbs, Hangover Joe's Recovery Shot is the quickest way to overcome the day-after side effects of alcohol consumption.
Hangover Joe's is the nation's leading hangover recovery shot and the primary morning after hangover recovery shot on the market.
As a result, "The Hangover" Recovery Shot has been added to a myriad of chain convenience stores and liquor stores around the country, including Bradley's in Colorado, Terrible's in Nevada, and Arizona and Allsup's in New Mexico.
I pushed it right next to a bush and made a nice left-handed recovery shot, then hit a poor pitch over the green and made double-bogey.
Fortunately for Mickelson he has plenty of such memories to draw on, while the lack of punitive rough allows him to display his wide array of recovery shots.
Fisher slashed his tee shot at the short fourth into the hay to the left of the green and played a fine recovery shot to about 10 feet.
It might be a recovery shot out of trouble or a shot that has a 10% chance of coming off.
Europe battled back to halve the afternoon fourballs after trailing in all four matches at one point, thanks to a miracle hole by Laura Davies when she admitted the odds were 500-1 against her winning it - but after an incredible recovery shot she then chipped in to do just that.
However, the Finn went ahead for good at the 14th after Minoza found thick rough to the left of the green and duffed his recovery shot en route to a double bogey.
Unfortunately, I bent my four iron playing the recovery shot and because I didn't have that on the last hole I had to cut a three-iron instead and ended up in the bunker.
Ding made life difficult for himself in the fifth, almost snookering himself on the final green, but an excellent recovery shot saw him take the lead for the first time in the match.
The Spaniard closed the gap on the par-five second with an eagle to move to within a shot of Curtis, and had a chance to move level with the American with a brilliant recovery shot at the seventh after driving wide to the right.