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gain

 [gān]
the increase achieved by amplification of a signal.
brightness gain a factor in intensification of radiographs; minification factor multiplied by flux gain.
flux gain in radiology, acceleration of electrons that strike the output phosphor in radiology; it serves as a factor in the intensification of images.

gain

(gān),
1. Profit; advantage.
2. The ratio of output to input of an amplifying system, generally expressed in decibels in ultrasound.
[M.E. gayne, booty, fr. O.Fr., fr. Germanic]

gain

(gān) to acquire, obtain, or increase.
antigen gain  the acquisition by cells of new antigenic determinants not normally present or not normally accessible in the parent tissue.
primary gain  the direct alleviation of anxiety by a defense mechanism; the relief from emotional conflict or tension provided by neurotic symptoms or illness.
secondary gain  external and incidental advantage derived from an illness, such as rest, gifts, personal attention, release from responsibility, and disability benefits.

gain

Vox populi An increase in a thing. See Primary gain, Secondary gain.

gain

(gān)
1. Profit; advantage.
2. The ratio of output to input of an amplifying system, generally expressed in decibels.
[M.E. gayne, booty, fr. O.Fr., fr. Germanic]

gain

  1. (in physiological experiments) an increase in signal as a result of amplification.
  2. a shift in the progeny mean relative to the mean of the original population brought about by DIRECTIONAL SELECTION. Gain is used to estimate the HERITABILITY of characters.

gain

increase in body weight. See also growth rate, gain ratio.

average daily gain (ADG)
the average gain in bodyweight of the animal. Usually expressed in kg, g, or lb/day.
gain controls
see time gain compensation.

Patient discussion about gain

Q. Do psychiatric meds cause weight gain?

A. Some people gain weight while taking medications and need to pay extra attention to diet and exercise to control their weight.

Q. What is the normal weight to gain during pregnancy? I am 6 months and have gained three pounds. I have friends who have gained 10 pounds throughout their pregnancy and even a very heavy-set friend who said she gained only 1 pound. Is that even possible? I know every pregnancy is different but would still appreciate answers.

A. actually it depends on every single mother. but the varied normal range usually is between 7-13 kg, for 9 months pregnancy.
the important thing is you need to check your fetal development with your OB-GYN doctor, and the doctor can do the fetal biometry measurement by the help of ultrasound.

basic note is: not about the numbers of weight gain, but more important is the fetal well-being.
Good luck for your pregnancy, and stay healthy always

Q. Hi I want to gain my weight. 23yrs old 176mts height and my current weight is 56kgs..

A. Hi there. Lots of milkshakes should do it. That's what a nutritionist told me. What is mts? How does that relate to inches. How does kgs relate to pounds? Thank you.

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Because of that, Gaines admits he did not contact Arkla officials before his comments were aired by Dorfman.
Mike Gaines and his daughter's lawyers say that her future now rests with the Texas Supreme Court, which previously declined to hear the case.
CUTLINE: Former Senior Center Director and longtime Housing Authority member Esther "Betty" Gaines, seen here with some of her awards and honors, is a staunch Democrat who's not afraid to speak her mind.
After the brothers returned home, they, their stepfather and several other relatives and friends drove off looking for Gaines and found him and a companion about 10 to 15 minutes later in the 38000 block of Juniper Tree Road.
With brand new facilities at his disposal, Gaines is very much looking forward to the future.
Gaines has been impressed watching Yates and her dancer colleagues create their characters from the outside in rather than from the inside out.
But spiritual direction is based on the intimate engagement of two people," says Gaines, who is an ordained Presbyterian minister and spiritual director.
As essays by Frank Shelton ("Of Machines and Men: Pastoralism in Gaines's Fiction") and David Lionel Smith ("Bloodlines and Patriarchs: Of Love and Dust and Its Revisions of Faulkner") demonstrate, Gaines achieves a complex intertextuality in relation to African-American, American and European literary tradition.
of Gruenberg, Kelly, Della, of Ronkonkoma, New York, counsel for the Gaines family, stated, "The family and friends of Victoria Gaines continue to grieve one year after her death aboard the 34-foot 'flybridge' cabin cruiser as it was returning from a holiday fireworks cruise just off Oyster Bay.
Gaines and Jackson were highly regarded signees in the class of 2009, and both stood out while participating with the scout team last fall.
Gaines and I share a vision of peak performance at any age.
Asked whether he was angry that Perry had come to California, Gaines said, "I believe in friendly competition.