premedicate


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premedicate

(priːˈmɛdɪˌkeɪt)
vb (tr)
(Medicine) to administer preparatory medication to
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(13-15) Additional barriers that have been identified by nurses in a pediatric setting are insufficient physician orders, especially before procedures, and insufficient time to premedicate patients before procedures.
It is still a good idea to premedicate the patient with several grams of vitamin C to reduce any mood changes in those who are sensitive from the radiation.
I do commonly premedicate patients --mainly nulliparous patients and postmenopausal patients--with misoprostol, which softens the cervix and facilitates an easier entry of the hysteroscope into the cervix.
"The TMS coil stimulates the scalp nerves and muscles immediately under the coil, which causes discomfort." He noted that some patients need to premedicate with over-the-counter pain medicines.
The respondents were divided with respect to premedication of women undergoing IUD placement, with 67% saying they rarely or never premedicate patients, and 33% reporting that they always or frequently premedicate.
Patients need to discuss with their physician whether they need to premedicate past the two years postoperative date.