scrub nurse
noun Date: 1927 a nurse who assists the surgeon in an operating room

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  • scrub nurse — n a nurse who assists the surgeon in an operating room * * * a nurse who directly assists the surgeon in the operating room …   Medical dictionary

  • scrub nurse — noun a nurse who helps a surgeon prepare for surgery • Hypernyms: ↑nurse * * * noun : a nurse who assists the surgeon in an operating room * * * a nurse specially trained to assist surgeons in the operating room and serving as part of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrub nurse — a nurse specially trained to assist surgeons in the operating room and serving as part of the surgically clean medical team handling instruments during an operation. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • nurse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. attendant, nursemaid, nanny (inf.). See safety. v. i. foster, tend, serve, cherish; suckle, give suck; entertain, manage. See remedy. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [One who cares for the sick] Syn. attendant …   English dictionary for students

  • nurse — Synonyms and related words: LPN, RN, advance, aliment, amah, apprentice, attend, attend to, ayah, baby, baby sit, bandage, bathe, bear, bosom, break, break in, breast feed, breed, bring up, care for, chaperon, charge nurse, cherish, cling to,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scrub in — ˌscrub ˈup ˌscrub ˈin mainly american [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they scrub up he/she/it scrubs up …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nurse uniform — Nurses wearing a standard uniform consisting of a dress, apron and cap …   Wikipedia

  • scrub up — verb wash thoroughly surgeons must scrub prior to an operation • Syn: ↑scrub • Derivationally related forms: ↑scrub (for: ↑scrub) • Hypernyms: ↑wash …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nurse — 1) A person trained, licensed, or skilled in nursing. 2) To feed an infant at the breast. * * * 1. To breast feed. 2. To provide care of the sick. 3. One who is educated in the scientific basis of nursing under defined standards of education and… …   Medical dictionary

  • scrub — scrub1 [ skrʌb ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to wash or clean something by rubbing it hard, especially with a brush: She scrubbed the kitchen table clean. scrub at: He stood there scrubbing at his shirt with the towel. 2. ) transitive… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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