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crit·i·cal

(krit'ĭ-kăl),
1. Denoting or of the nature of a crisis.
2. Denoting a morbid condition in which death is possible.
3. In sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point.

critical

/crit·i·cal/ (krit´ĭ-k'l)
1. pertaining to or of the nature of a crisis.
2. pertaining to a disease or other morbid condition in which there is danger of death.
3. in sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point, as a critical mass.

critical

(krĭt′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Relating to a medical crisis.
2. Being or relating to a grave physical condition especially of a patient.
3. Relating to the value of a measurement, such as temperature, at which an abrupt change in a chemical of physical quality, property, or state occurs.

crit·i·cal

(krit'ĭ-kăl)
1. Denoting or of the nature of a crisis.
2. Denoting a morbid condition in which death is possible.
3. In sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point.

crit·i·cal

(krit'ĭ-kăl)
1. Denoting or of the nature of a crisis.
2. Denoting a morbid condition in which death is possible.
3. In sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point.

critical

1. a point at which one property or state changes to another property or state.
2. pertaining to a crisis in a disease.

critical care
care of a patient in a life-threatening situation of an illness. Includes artificial life support system.
critical care unit
see intensive care unit.
embryological critical period
the period during the life of the embryo, specific for each body system, during which organ genesis takes place.
critical distance
critical point drying
the technique used in preparing tissues for electron microscopy; to eliminate distortion due to surface tension.
critical temperature
the body temperature above which the animal is said to be fevered. See body temperature.

Patient discussion about critical

Q. what is the most critical period of pregnancy where i should be more aware? to the environment , diet ... and things like that...

A. The most critical, is unfortunately, the period with the highest chances of the pregnancy not to be noticed - the first weeks of the pregnancy. During the first eight weeks of pregnancy the various organs of the body develop most substantially, also called organogenesis. This is considered the most sensitive period. However, the fetus may be sensitive to insults during the whole pregnancy, so other periods are not "safe".

you may read more here (www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/birthdefects.html)

Q. when is the most critical time during the pregnancy period?

A. the most critical time is during the whole pregnantcy,the most critical time is the first trimester, but i say the whole pregnantcy is critical,

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As a rule of thumb, the critical distance is close to a speaker at low frequencies, where wavelengths are long in relation to driver size, and therefore dispersion is wide and able to bounce a lot of sound off of adjacent room boundaries.
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Drawing us through a narrative which begins with Independence and ends with Jefferson's misanthropic withdrawal (as an old and bankrupt Southern gentleman) to his hermitage at Poplar Forest, Kelsall provides a critical distance that allows us to see Jefferson as he could not stand to see himself--the very epitome of America's most unflattering contradictions, an icon of democracy who returned from France carrying hundreds of material objects that had been seized from members of the ancien regime, a president of "the people" who nevertheless found many of them "rubbish" and ruled over others as his lifelong chattel slaves.
The same mechanism also creates enough incentives to keep a critical distance and to ignore each other as much as possible.
The Church no longer stands at a critical distance from the society which it addresses.
With mindless monotony, Israeli and American officials continue to chant this refrain like a blind chorus in a Greek tragedy, though lacking any critical distance or insight.
Larsen thus frames her book about books with Helga's consideration of two non-American texts that supply critical distance not only from the racialist appropriations of Christianity that structure the rural Southern arenas in which her novel begins and ends, but also from the larger American literary-historiographic project in which her novel participates.

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