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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Referencia

Referral (reh-FER-ul)
In medicine, the act of a doctor in which a patient is sent to another doctor for additional healthcare services.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.