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Definition: 'Nonmaleficence'

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nonmaleficence

Type: Term

Pronunciation: non′ma-lef′ĭ-sens

Definitions:
1. The ethical principle of doing no harm, based on the Hippocratic maxim, primum non nocere, first do no harm.

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