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 (prē-ŏp′ər-ə-tĭv, -ŏp′rə-, -ŏp′ə-rā′-)
Occurring before surgery: preoperative preparations.

pre·op′er·a·tive·ly adv.


(Surgery) occurring before a surgical operation


(priˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv)

occurring or related to the period or preparations before a surgical operation.
pre•op′er•a•tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.preoperative - happening or done before and in preparation for a surgical operation
operative, surgical - relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine; "a surgical appendix"; "a surgical procedure"; "operative dentistry"


adj preoperatorio
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2) Precise preoperative localization of the parathyroid lesions has become an integral aspect of surgical planning.
A Student's t-test was used to compare patients who underwent preoperative TTE to those who did not.
Postoperative FSH and LH levels did not significantly differ from preoperative ones (Table 1).
para]]The AORN Seal of Recognition confirms that the content of the Preoperative Stop and Go Sign has undergone thorough quality review by AORN and is consistent with AORN's Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.
The main rationale for maintaining patients in a preoperative fasted state is the purported risk of pulmonary aspiration upon induction of anaesthesia.
The results of the present study support those clinical observations, because patients whose thyroid glands had been removed required TSH-suppressive doses of T4 in order to achieve their preoperative free-T3 levels.
In patients undergoing cardiac surgery, preoperative anaemia increases the likelihood of red cell transfusion (1,2).
Different from the literature, we aimed to evaluate the preoperative hemodynamic parameters and whether or not the right or the left ventricles supporting the systemic circulation as a "dominant ventricle" pose a risk for postoperative arrhythmia.
Patients with the worst preoperative lung function tended to have the biggest hernias--and the greatest objective and subjective improvements after surgery.
Traditional therapy for preoperative hypertension, doctors say, involves drug-based therapies that include diuretics, beta blockers, calcium-channel blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
A case study of a laminectomy patient who was taught hypnosis for the control of preoperative anxiety and postoperative pain is presented.