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1. To place in another position, as during an operation.
2. Synonym(s): reduction (1)
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repositioningLaparoscopic surgery The changing of a Pt's position during a procedure to improve access or visualization of the operative field, which may be linked to complications, as it changes anatomic planes of operation. See Laparoscopic surgery.
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1. The restoration, by surgical or manipulative procedures, of a part to its normal anatomic relation.
2. chemistry A reaction involving a gain of one or more electrons by a substance.
3. Surgical procedure to reduce size.
[L. reductio, fr. re-duco, pp. ductus, to lead back]
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