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informed consent

noun
1.
a patient's consent to a medical or surgical procedure or to participation in a clinical study after being properly advised of the relevant medical facts and the risks involved.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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in formed consent in Medicine

informed consent in·formed consent (ĭn-fôrmd')
n.
Consent by a patient to a surgical or medical procedure or participation in a clinical study after achieving an understanding of the relevant medical facts and the risks involved.

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