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Definition of First do no harm

First do no harm: Slogan used in medicine often in the Latin wording "primum non nocere," a fundamental medical precept of Hippocrates (ca. 460-ca. 377 B.C).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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