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nurse-practitioner

[nurs-prak-tish-uh-ner] /ˈnɜrs prækˈtɪʃ ə nər/
noun
1.
a registered nurse who has received special training for diagnosing and treating routine or minor ailments.
Abbreviation: NP.
Also, nurse practitioner.
Also called nurse-clinician.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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