ambulatory ambulatory  /ˈæmbjə lə ˌtɔ ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) able to walk about
  2. (adj) relating to or adapted for walking
  3. (n) a covered walkway (as in a cloister)

Usage(s):

  1. He found that 1 in 5 Americans gets a general physical check-up in a given year, accounting for 8% of all ambulatory visits to doctors and ringing up a $7.
  2. Study participants were outfitted with ambulatory blood pressure monitors, which were programmed to take readings at 15-min.
  3. The man is so tightly wound that he seems to be an ambulatory tourniquet.

News

  1. Head and Neck Safety By the Pool This Summer

    Local Tampa area orthopedic ambulatory surgical center, The Bonati Institute advises pool-goers to use extreme caution when diving this summer season. More than 850 spinal cord injuries result from diving accidents each year. (PRWeb June 26, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/trauma-of-the-spine/laser-spine-institute/prweb10874281.htm
    on June 27, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. U.S. Renal Care Buys Dialysis Firm

    U.S. Renal Care of Plano, Texas, agrees to buy Ambulatory Services of America Inc. of Brentwood, Tenn., for a price that wasn't disclosed.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Arkansas Business

  3. Allscripts Sunrise Acute Care and Sunrise Ambulatory Care Receive 2014 ONC HIT Certification

    CHICAGO, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) announced today that Allscripts Sunrise Acute Care 6.1 and Allscripts Sunrise Ambulatory Care 6.1, are compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "The samples were taken from a non-ambulatory animal on a farm in Alabama," Clifford said. "A local private veterinarian euthanized and sampled the animal and sent the samples for further testing, which was conducted at one of our contract...
    on Mar 13, 2006 By: John Clifford Source: Environment News Service

  2. "It's important for people to understand that this ambulatory form of treatment exists, is successful, and can be widely implemented in resource-poor settings," Mitnick says.
    on Aug 6, 2008 By: Kevin Mitnick Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. A statement from Senate Majoirty Leader Bill Frist said the hearing would "review health care policies and practices relevant to the care of non-ambulatory persons such as Mrs. Schiavo."
    on Mar 18, 2005 By: Bill Frist Source: Christian Post

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