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recovery room

noun
1.
a room near the operating or delivery room of a hospital, equipped with specific apparatus and staffed by specially trained personnel for emergencies, used for the recovery from anesthesia of a postoperative or obstetrical patient before being brought to a hospital room or ward.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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recovery room in Medicine

recovery room re·cov·er·y room (rĭ-kŭv'ə-rē)
n.
A hospital room equipped for the care and observation of patients immediately following surgery.

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