- a room near the operating or delivery room of a hospital, equipped with specific apparatus and staffed by specially trained personnel for emergencies, used for the recovery from anesthesia of a postoperative or obstetrical patient before being brought to a hospital room or ward.
Origin of recovery room
First recorded in 1915–20
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- A hospital room equipped for the care and observation of patients immediately following surgery.
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