expectant treatment
treatment designed only to relieve untoward symptoms, leaving the cure mainly to nature.

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  • expectant treatment — expectant method or expectant treatment, a method of treating certain diseases by letting them run their normal course without attempting more than the checking of certain symptoms and conditions: »Cholera is treated by the expectant method …   Useful english dictionary

  • expectant treatment — ilgalaikis gydymas statusas T sritis apsauga nuo naikinimo priemonių apibrėžtis Sužeistų, nukentėjusių ir susirgusių karių gydymas gydymo įstaigose (ligoninėse, ligoninių bazėse). atitikmenys: angl. expectant treatment rus. длительное лечение …   Apsaugos nuo naikinimo priemonių enciklopedinis žodynas

  • expectant method — or expectant treatment, a method of treating certain diseases by letting them run their normal course without attempting more than the checking of certain symptoms and conditions: »Cholera is treated by the expectant method …   Useful english dictionary

  • Expectant — Ex*pect ant, a. [L.expectans, exspectans, p. pr. of expectare, exspectare: cf. F. expectant.] Waiting in expectation; looking for; (Med.) waiting for the efforts of nature, with little active treatment. [1913 Webster] {Expectant estate} (Law), an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Expectant estate — Expectant Ex*pect ant, a. [L.expectans, exspectans, p. pr. of expectare, exspectare: cf. F. expectant.] Waiting in expectation; looking for; (Med.) waiting for the efforts of nature, with little active treatment. [1913 Webster] {Expectant estate} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Symptomatic treatment — Therapy that eases the symptoms without addressing the basic cause of the disease. For example, symptomatic treatment of advanced lung cancer that has spread (metastasized) beyond the lung is designed to decrease the pain and other symptoms but… …   Medical dictionary

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  • ilgalaikis gydymas — statusas T sritis apsauga nuo naikinimo priemonių apibrėžtis Sužeistų, nukentėjusių ir susirgusių karių gydymas gydymo įstaigose (ligoninėse, ligoninių bazėse). atitikmenys: angl. expectant treatment rus. длительное лечение …   Apsaugos nuo naikinimo priemonių enciklopedinis žodynas

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