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a lesser dimension.

small buffalo grass
small burr medic
small colon
the terminal colon in the horse between the right dorsal colon and the rectum. Because of its small diameter it is a common site for obstruction by phytobezoars and similar bodies.
small colon impaction
subacute colic in horses characterized by a palpable mass in the midlevel right abdomen.
small-faced mallow
small-flowered buttercup
small-flowered Darling pea
small-flowered mallow
small-flowered melilot
small golden tip
small-headed rice-flower
small intestine
includes all of the intestine between the pylorus and the ileocecal valve; composed of the duodenum, jejunum and ileum. See also intestine, intestinal.
small intestine meridian points
acupuncture points on the small intestine meridian.
small-leaf poranthera
small-leaved bluebush
small liver fluke
small nuclear ribonucleoproteins
small passion flower
small stomach worm
small strongyles
include Caballonema, Cyathostomum, Cylicocyclus, Cylicodontophorus, Cylicostephanus, Cylindropharynx, Gyalocephalus, Poteriostomum spp.
small yellow foxglove

Patient discussion about small

Q. Is it true that if you want to lose weight you should cut your food in small pieces? I mean, you burn more calories in the cutting, and in the chewing (as you have more pieces to chew on...)

A. not really...i tried this diet and i lost a few lbs. but not too much. it has reason in it because eating slowly will get you to eat less. you see, it takes a while until the body reacts to food entering the stomach and if you eat fast food you are overriding this mechanism.

Q. Can I get a little more information on amniocentesis…. hi all…..I am 38 years pregnant. I am expecting my 3rd child and I will have my amniocentesis test next week ………can I get a little more information on amniocentesis…. what else I can find and why do they take this and can it harm….. Please.

A. Hi………. Amniocentesis is done in 15 – 18 weeks for genetic screening. It’s mainly done for the pregnant women of more than 35 years of age. This is mainly carried out, if the prenatal test had shown any likelihood of problem with the baby or If found with any genetic problem with previous child and any previous miscarriages also. It’s used to check the baby`s heart rate and lung maturity. They check for any chromosomal abnormalities. Generally risk is very less such as high loss of blood, infection, premature labor.

Q. Where can i get the little computer for kids who have autism? I don't know what its called but its like a little computer or something that reads allowed what the person is writing. Can someone please tell me where to get it. I would love it if my brother had one because he has autism. Thank you!

A. What you want is text-to-speech SOFTWARE that can be loaded on any computer. You paste any text into the onscreen box and it will read it with a synthesized voice. So you have have to be able to highlight, copy, and paste the text.
The link below is a free one. You can find lots more on google if you type in "text to speech".

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We have five small schools with five different bell schedules, and we offer one-, two- and three-trimester classes," explains Dennis Ashworth, principal at Glen Este, one of the high schools.
In North Berwick, Maine, parental and community involvement remains a critical part of the small school initiative.
Meanwhile, in New York, the new small academically rigorous secondary schools scheduled to open this fall will bring the city past the halfway point of its commitment to create 200 small schools by September 2007.
Most of the new small schools opening in September--high schools, sixth through 12th grade schools and middle schools--will have specific themes such as health sciences, history, applied math and sciences, culinary arts, engineering, law and justice, media studies, fire science and safety, architecture and design, international studies, and the performing arts.
But some critics point to problems that develop when small schools are housed within large ones.
The small school is housed in the 3,100-student Evander Childs High School, one of the city's unruliest schools, where students meet in larger classes, wear what they want, have no laptops and rarely take field trips.
The Education Commission of the States, while citing "numerous potential advantages" of small schools, also points to "pitfalls and difficulties" encountered in creating effective small schools.
Educators in districts that have adopted small schools agree that the initiative requires continuous adjustment.
The Seattle-based Small Schools Project, part of the College of Education at the University of Washington, helps schools that have received reinvention grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Few effective small schools serve more than 400 students and many serve no more than 200 students.
Do's and Don'ts of Building A Small Learning Community
Forming and maintaining small learning communities is "a complicated business," says Laurie Levin, director of the Institute for Research and Reform in Education in Philadelphia.