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pre-op

also pre·op  (prē′ŏp′)Informal
adj.
Preoperative: pre-op testing; a pre-op patient.
n.
1. A preoperative patient.
2. A section of a hospital providing preoperative treatment.

pre-op

n
treatment or a drug administered in preparation for surgery
adj
of or relating to treatment or a drug administered in preparation for surgery(of a transexual) not having had any surgery
Translations

pre-op

[ˈpriːˈɒp] ADJpreoperatorio
pre-op medicationmedicación f preoperatoria

pre-op

adj (inf)vor der Operation, präoperativ; pre-op medicationvor der Operation verabreichte Medikamente pl
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You'd think with having a pre-op, the surgery would take place soon afterwards, but the staff in Crewe said they did 14 pre-ops with people from Wales on Saturday and 21 the day before.
But after a three-hour round trip for a pre-op assessment on Saturday, along with more than a dozen other patients from Wales, she was told she will have to wait at least another 16 weeks.
Float coat pre-ops are the first line of defense in saving your life if you go overboard.
In addition we scan all the pre-ops, and that way we have a complete record of the patients hospitalization.
When maintainers do pre-ops from memory, I become edgy.