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confidentiality

Pronunciation: kon'fi-den-she-al'i-te

Definition: The legally protected right afforded to (and duty required of) specifically designated health care professionals not to disclose information discerned or communicated during consultation with a patient.

[L. con-fido, to trust, be assured]

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