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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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As the world's biggest party nears, Hangover Joe's is gearing up for New Year's Eve 2013 with sampling teams prepared to distribute Hangover Joe's Recovery Shots at several of the nation's largest celebrations.
Hangover Joe's is the nation's leading hangover recovery shot and the primary morning after hangover recovery shot on the market.
Ilonen had a minor scare on the 17th when he found rough to the side of the green but a superb recovery shot allowed him to remain on ten- under.
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.
The recovery shot he produced on the 72nd hole to beat his golfing idol KJ Choi for the title was also voted The European Tour Shot of the Month for March.
Attempting a long recovery shot out of the sand to the green, he pulled it left into another lake.
Brown played a great recovery shot to eight feet and Crowther raced his birdie putt four feet past.
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.
The Northern Irishman had needed a left-hand recovery shot on the 18th on Thursday and saved par on the same hole yesterday - despite a penalty drop after driving into a bush - for a second 67.
What I love about this course is the lack of rough allows you a recovery shot," he added.
This new New York subsidiary will market the company's KOMA UNWIND "Liquid Relaxation", the Relax 5 shots, Hangover Joes' (OTC markets:HJOE) Hangover Recovery Shot and the Cocaine Energy Drink & shots.
Ricky promptly pulled off a fine recovery shot from a bunker at the fifth and eventually signed for further rounds of 71 and 70 to win by one shot from Brancepeth Castle's Michael Curry.