Provocation Definition

prŏvə-kāshən
provocations
noun
provocations
An act or instance of provoking.
Webster's New World
Something that provokes; esp., a cause of resentment or irritation.
Webster's New World
Provocation is defined as something that gets someone to act, especially out of irritation.
A mosquito’s buzzing prompting someone to swat it is an example of provocation.
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(emergency medicine) The second step in OPQRST regarding the investigation of what makes the symptoms MOI or NOI improve or deteriorate.

When it's time to check for provocation ask the patient about what makes their chief complaint better or worse.
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Other Word Forms of Provocation

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Singular:
provocation
Plural:
provocations

Origin of Provocation

  • Middle English provocacioun from Old French provocation from Latin prōvocātiō prōvocātiōn- a challenging from prōvocātus past participle of prōvocāre to challenge provoke

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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