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measure

 [mezh´er]
1. to determine the extent or quantity of a substance.
2. a specific extent or quantity of a substance.
3. a graduated scale by which the dimensions or mass of an object or substance may be determined. See Tables of Weights and Measures in Appendix.
assistive measure a nursing intervention in the nursing minimum data set, in which the nurse facilitates activities of daily living (such as hygiene, exercise, rest, or grooming), provides physical comfort, and maintains a therapeutic environment.
m's of central tendency statistical procedures for determining the center of a distribution of scores; they include the mode, the mean, and the median.
m's of dispersion statistical procedures for examining how scores vary or are dispersed around the mean. These include the range, the difference scores, the sum of squares, the variance, and the standard deviation.
Functional Independence measure FIM; a standardized assessment instrument of functional status that is part of the Uniform Data Set for Medical Rehabilitation; it tests 23 items in seven areas of function and uses a seven-point scale for each item. It can be used clinically as an outcome measure, and a data pool is being established that will be large enough for prediction and comparison of functional outcomes. A pediatric version called the Wee-FIM is also available.
supportive measure a nursing intervention in the nursing minimum data set, defined as action through which the nurse provides support of life functions and needed sustenance such as oxygen, nutrition, or fluids.

mea·sure

(me'zhŭr), Avoid the mispronunciation māzh'er.
1. To determine the magnitude or quantity of a substance by comparing it against some accepted standard or by calculation.
2. A specified magnitude of a physical quantity.
3. A graduated instrument used to measure an object or substance.
[O.F. mesure, fr. L. mensura, fr. metior, to measure]

measure

noun A scale by which a thing can be quantified.

verb To quantify a thing or process.

measure

Medtalk A scale by which a thing can be quantified. See Binary outcome measure, Health-related quality of care measure, Outcomes measure, Performance measure.

Patient discussion about measure

Q. what measures are in place to ensure the safety of vaccines. Hello there, I read the previous question which was asked by Edmund. This question made me to think, what measures are in place to ensure the safety of vaccines.

A. Not only related to Autism, we have to be very cautious when we vaccine for other diseases too. As with all medical products, vaccines undergo extensive testing to document their efficacy and to explore potential harms. Before a potential vaccine is licensed for use, FDA scientists conduct a thorough and independent review of the testing data and often employ the help of an FDA public advisory review committee. In addition, FDA rigorously oversees the manufacturing process for vaccines used in this country - including approval of each step in the process and on site inspection. Following licensure, vaccines continue to be monitored through information shared by parents, doctors, and other public health officials.

Q. Friends, I want to help others to take precautionary measure to reduce the risk of breast cancer? Friends, I want to help others to take precautionary measure. What can be used to reduce the risk of breast cancer?

A. Justin,when drugs are used to reduce the risk of cancer in healthy people, it is called chemoprevention. This is a fairly new and fast-growing area of cancer research. Many clinical studies have shown that the drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene may reduce the risk of breast cancer in women known to have an increased risk. Other studies are looking at newer drugs called aromatase inhibitors to find out if they may help reduce risk. Herbs and dietary supplements are also being studied to find out if they might help reduce risk.

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VARIOUS: Christmas Joy in Full Measure and Idina Menzel: Christmas Wishes THE best Christmas album ever made is A Christmas Gift For You, a 1962 classic in which the Ronettes, Crystals and other Phil Spector-produced acts took a dozen festive songs and made them perfectly enough to render any other attempts at Christmas albums a trifle pointless But that hasn't stopped other bands and labels joining in the festive fun and this year brings a raft of Christmas albums.
andrew greenhalgh VARIOUS: Christmas Joy in Full Measure and Idina Menzel: Christmas Wishes THE best Christmas album ever made is A Christmas Gift For You, a 1962 classic in which the Ronettes, Crystals and other Phil Spector-produced acts took a dozen festive songs and made them perfectly enough to render any other attempts at Christmas albums a trifle pointless But that hasn't stopped other bands and labels joining in the festive fun and this year brings a raft of Christmas albums.
This morning Hagel, a veteran himself, released a statement to commemorate the Memorial Day holiday and said, "Memorial Day offers each of us a moment to quietly reflect on the more than 6,800 members of the Armed Forces who gave the last full measure of their devotion over the past 13 years of war.
May I therefore humbly suggest that we would all like to offer our congratulations and our thanks to him for a debt which can never really be repaid in full measure but which has been satisfied to some extent by the conferment of the honour last Saturday.
They have contributed in full measure to honouring Danube's commitment to our customers of meeting all their material needs - from the most basic to the most complex, while ensuring easy and convenient access to our products.
With all our hearts, we hope that your return from captivity will bring you and your families a full measure of happiness which you may long enjoy together.
Blend a full measure of vodka with half measures of each of orange, lemon, passion and pomegranate juices.
One thing I ask, however, is your patience to allow me time to grasp the full measure of this deep hurt.
stated, "In spite of the terror of the moment, a great number of law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and others continued to do their jobs with the last full measure of devotion.
Paul has displayed in full measure the skills of a great editor.
LONDON, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfizer welcomes today's launch of the Life Sciences Blueprint by the Office for Life Sciences, and believes that the proposals, if implemented in full measure, will materially improve the UK environment for the life sciences sector, support the NHS in its drive for innovation, and deliver a higher standard of care for UK patients.
There is a document now on display at the Huntington Library's exhibition "The Last Full Measure of Devotion: Collecting Abraham Lincoln" known as the "death warrant.