Definition: a document, which can be part of an advance directive, stating a person's values, beliefs, and assessments of those aspects of life that give it meaning, to serve as a guide for someone who is designated to make medical decisions for the person composing the document in the event that that person becomes incompetent to decide.
Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.
© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.