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noun use of verb phrase work up Unabridged


a thorough medical diagnostic examination including laboratory tests and x-rays.
a tentative plan or proposal.

1935–40; noun use of verb phrase work up Unabridged
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workup work·up (wûrk'ŭp')
A thorough medical examination for diagnostic purposes.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Example sentences
No one should be committed to a nursing facility without a thorough workup.
The workup showed that about half of her seizures had no basis in the brain.
After nine months of trying by the usual route, they went to an area clinic for
  a fertility workup.
She had me do a blood workup to make sure it wasn't anything else, such as a
  vitamin deficiency.
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