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Definition of Primum non nocere

Primum non nocere: The Latin words for medical slogan "First do no harm," 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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