Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions/medical definition


Old Surgeon wrote at 2013-04-13 17:48:32

in Europe, "quo ad vitam" and "quo ad functionem" (not the other terms) were frequently used in medical talks and written in medical records. I say "were" because young doctors use it very rarely now.

The use of these terms was useful to define,for example, a situation where an organ was irreparably damaged (bad prognosis

quo ad functionem) but the life of the subject was not in danger (good prognosis quo ad vitam)

I hope this helps.

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