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The restoration of former rights, authority, or abilities.

The process of rehabilitating a witness involves restoring the credibility of the witness following Impeachment by the opposing party. Rehabilitating a prisoner refers to preparing him or her for a productive life upon release from prison.


noun adjustment, alteration, development, improvement, instauration, readjustment, rebuilding, reclamation, reconstitution, reconstruction, recreation, recuperation, redemption, reeducation, reestablishment, reformation, reindoctrination, reinstatement, remodeling, renewal, renovation, reorganization, repair, reparation, restitution, restoration, resurrection, return, revival, revivement, revivification, salvation
Associated concepts: company rehabilitation
See also: change, correction, improvement, progress, reconversion, remedy, rendition, renewal, reorganization, repair, reparation
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In difficult cases, I follow up with my patients after their robotic prostatectomy, and recommend, penile rehabilitation therapy, if needed.
There have been widespread efforts in the urologic community to make radical prostatectomy a safe, "routine" procedure, and to further improve on the morbidity profile with meticulous "anatomic" dissection, nerve-sparing techniques, anti-incontinence procedures, postoperative bladder re-training and penile rehabilitation.
However early, postoperative penile rehabilitation can speed prostatectomy patients' healing, achieve natural erectile function and improve their quality of life.