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recover

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(rĭ-kŭv′ĕr) [O.Fr. recoverer] 1. To regain health after illness; to regain a former state of health. 2. To regain a normal state, as to recover from fright.

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recovery

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(ri-kŏv′ĕ-rē) [Fr. recoverer fr. L. recuperare, to regain] 1. The process or act of becoming well or returning to a state of health. 2. Compensation awarded by a court to the party that prevailed in a lawsuit. 3. Emergence from anesthesia. 4. In sports medicine, the return to baseline metabolic functioning after exercising. 5. The return of someone with mental illness (or drug dependence) to a healthful, safe, and stable relationship with him- or herself and/or the community.

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cost r. A payment demanded by a professional licensing board from a practitioner found to have violated standards of practice. The fee is a reimbursement to the board for the expenses it incurs during the investigation and prosecution of its case against the practitioner.

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heart rate r. ABBR: HRR. The decrease in heart rate that occurs 1 min. after maximal exercise. Normal people decrease their heart rates by at least 12 beats per minute (bpm) 1 min. after stopping maximal exercise. People whose heart rate does not decrease by 12 bpm have an increased risk of cardiac-related death.

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inversion r. In magnetic resonance imaging, a standard pulse sequence used to produce T1-weighted (first thoracic nerve) images.

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motor r. Improvement in the performance of a fatigued muscle or in the movement of a group of muscles paralyzed by stroke or injury.

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muscle r. Improvement in the performance of skeletal muscles used during intense or prolonged exercise.

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neutrophil r. In neutropenic patients, esp. those who have been treated with chemotherapy or bone marrow transplantation, the return of neutrophil counts to higher than 500 cells/mm3.

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nutritional r. The restoration of optimal nutrition after illness, injury, or starvation; the correction of the body's balance of macro- and micronutrients.

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organ r. The surgical removal of a body part from one person to be used in organ transplantation in another patient.

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recovery house

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A residential treatment program or transitional residence for people who are overcoming the effects of drugs or alcohol or are recovering from other diseases or addictions.

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recreation

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(rĕk-rē-ā′shŭn) Participation in any endeavor that is entertaining, relaxing, or refreshing. Recreational activities may be personal or private, e.g., reading, painting; social, e.g., team sports or dance; physical, e.g., hunting; or mental, e.g., meditating or praying; they may be active or passive. Many recreational activities combine more than one of these elements.

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recredentialing

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(rē-krē-dĕn′chăl-ēng) The process whereby an individual certified in a profession completes the current requirements for ...

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