A medical procedure is a course of action intended to achieve a result in the care of persons with health problems.

A medical procedure with the intention of determining, measuring or diagnosing a patient condition or parameter is also called a medical test.

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A clean the wound 1 waiting room 9 cotton balls 14 injection/ 21 dental
B close the wound 2 receptionist 10 alcohol shot hygienist
C dress the wound 3 insurance card 11 stitches 15 crutches 22 mask
D clean your teeth 4 medical history 12 gauze 16 ice pack 23 gloves
E examine your teeth form 13 tape 17 prescription 24 dentist
F give you a shot of 5 examination room 18 sling 25 dental
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G drill the cavity 7 patient 20 brace 26 drill
H fill the tooth 8 nurse 27 filling

Other common kinds of procedures are therapeutic (i.e., with the intention or treating, curing or restoring function or structure), including the large group of surgical procedures. Rehabilitation procedures are included in this group.