• (GA) IPA: /ˌpɹɑvəˈkeɪʃən/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌpɹɒvəˈkeɪʃən/


  1. The act of provoking, inciting or annoying someone into doing something
  2. Something that provokes; a provocative act
  3. (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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