primum non nocere

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpriː.mum noːn noˈkeː.re/, [ˈpriː.mũ noːn nɔˈkeː.rɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈpri.mum non noˈt͡ʃe.re/, [ˈpriː.mum non noˈt͡ʃeː.re]

Phrase[edit]

prīmum nōn nocēre

  1. First, do no harm (an adage taught to medical students reminding them to consider the possible harm of any intervention).