[ UK /pˈe‍ɪʃənt/ ]
[ US /ˈpeɪʃənt/ ]
  1. a person who requires medical care
    the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly
  2. the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  1. enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance
    a patient smile
    please be patient
    an exact and patient scientist
    was patient with the children
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How To Use patient In A Sentence

  • Unless contraindicated, prophylaxis with a gastrointestinal motility stimulant laxative and a stool softener is appropriate in terminally ill patients who are being given opioids.
  • It may be a little early but I was just wondering if you could characterize the impact of the label amendment in terms of the new patient starts in to the new year? SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page
  • I have a patient who had major abdominal surgery a few years ago for a fulminant illness.
  • Three healthcare assistants have been charged after an investigation into the alleged abuse of elderly hospital patients. Times, Sunday Times
  • Some hospital patients experience high levels of anxiety.
  • We had 24 people that were killed outright on the bus, of the 40 patients that were on there.
  • Conclusion TSGF test in patients with carcinosis play a very important pole in early diagnosis and the evaluation of therapy effect.
  • The transfer of control to the patient also provides the priceless gift of independence. Times, Sunday Times
  • Patients then had either normal or low-dose ciclosporin (also spelt cyclosporin), low-dose tac-rolimus or low-dose sirolimus. Times, Sunday Times
  • We encounter a patient with recurrent jaundice resulting from tumor ingrowth to the metallic stent.
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