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checkup

A examination by a doctor, as to make sure that someone is in good health or to monitor an illness. Oh, don't worry, it was just a checkup—everything's fine. I'm doing better, but I still have to go for checkups to make sure that my cancer is in remission.

*checkup

a physical examination by a physician. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) She got a checkup yesterday. I'm going to have a checkup in the morning. I hope I'm okay.
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This proposal is part of a technical check-up package, which also aims at tightening up the rules for the road inspection of passenger vehicles, ie check-ups done on roads, between compulsory check-ups, to check the state of the vehicles.
The Cochrane team defined a general health check-up as any contact between a health care professional and an individual that was not provoked by symptoms; the visit is dedicated solely to counseling and screening tests.
The check-up is a detailed study of the reliability of the car's mechanics and its exterior.
In previous months, the campaign has visited Deira City Center and Dubai Mall as well as labour camps throughout the nation, offering dental check-ups to residents and workers who stopped by.
More than four in 10 Brits say they can't afford to go, ahead of the three in 10 people who say fear of the dentist or fear of pain prevent them from routine dental check-ups.
The company aims to rotate the service clinic now every year across all 11 markets it covers in the region providing visual check-ups and diagnosis for all models.
Whenever an animal is sedated for inoculation or veterinary care, we check the teeth as routine, and several species have monthly check-ups.
Labour reforms mean two-thirds of schools no longer offer dental check-ups, a service which was first established in 1918, the Tories claim.
But I've always gone for check-ups - it's something you just have to do - and now I've got a really lovely dentist in Liverpool.
The program then distributes a new book to each child at well-child check-ups from 2 months to 5 years of age, and for some, those are the only books in the child's home, Skog said.
Newcastle University students are expanding their services by offering free check-ups on Tyneside for 600 more people at the city's Dental Hospital.
They will give customers "peace of mind and help protect them against the cost of dental check-ups as well as unplanned treatment", Tesco claimed this week.
CHARGES for dental check-ups are to more than DOUBLE - from pounds 5.
Dentists have welcomed proposals to reduce the number of dental check-ups people have each year.