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Descriptor in English: Premedication
Descriptor in Spanish: Premedicación
Descriptor in Portuguese: Pré-Medicação
Descriptor in French: Prémédication
Entry term(s): Premedications
Tree number(s): E02.319.703
Scope note: Preliminary administration of a drug preceding a diagnostic, therapeutic, or surgical procedure. The commonest types of premedication are antibiotics (ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS) and anti-anxiety agents. It does not include PREANESTHETIC MEDICATION.
Annotation: coord IM with specific drug /ther use (IM); includes anti-anxiety medication; does not include antibiotic premedication ( = ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
History Note: 73(69)
See also the descriptors: Antibiotic Prophylaxis MeSH
Preanesthetic Medication MeSH
DeCS UI: 11729
Descriptor UI: D011292
Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/05/31
Premedication - Preferred
Concept UI M0017533
Scope note Preliminary administration of a drug preceding a diagnostic, therapeutic, or surgical procedure. The commonest types of premedication are antibiotics (ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS) and anti-anxiety agents. It does not include PREANESTHETIC MEDICATION.
Preferred term Premedication
Entry term(s) Premedications



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