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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: rek'ord


  1. In medicine or dentistry, a chronologic written account that includes a patient's initial complaint(s) and medical history, physical findings, results of diagnostic tests and procedures, any therapeutic medicines or procedures, and subsequent developments during the course of the illness.
  2. In dentistry, a registration of desired jaw relations in a plastic material or on a device to permit these relationships to be transferred to an articulator.

[M.E. recorden, fr. O.Fr. recorder, fr. L. recordor, to remember, fr. re-, back, again, + cor, heart]

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