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center

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1. a point from which a process starts, especially a plexus or ganglion giving off nerves that control a function.
3. an agency or other site where services are offered to the public.
accelerating center the vasomotor center in the brainstem involved in acceleration of heart action.
apneustic center a nerve center in the brainstem controlling normal respiration.
cardioinhibitory center a vasomotor center in the medulla oblongata that exerts an inhibitory influence on the heart.
cardiovascular control c's vasomotor centers.
community mental health center (CMHC) a mental health facility or group of affiliated agencies that provide services to a designated catchment area.
coughing center a nerve center in the medulla oblongata, situated above the respiratory center, which controls the act of coughing.
deglutition center a nerve center in the medulla oblongata that controls swallowing.
detente center a residential care center of the kinlein type, using the esca theory of moving as the basis for the staff's actions to maintain the independence of residents who are experiencing lessened physical or mental capacity.
C's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services whose headquarters is in Atlanta, Georgia. It is concerned with all phases of control of communicable, vector-borne, and occupational diseases and with the prevention of disease, injury, and disability. Its responsibilities include epidemiology, surveillance, detection, laboratory science, ecological investigations, training, disease control methods, chronic disease prevention, health promotion, and injury prevention and control. Its major tasks include the licensing of qualified clinical laboratories for interstate commerce, maintenance of laboratories as reference centers for microorganisms and infectious diseases, and operation of extensive research programs in the prevention, detection and control of disease. The CDC's name has changed several times to reflect its expanding role; it has been called the Communicable Disease Center (1946), the Center for Disease Control (1970), and the Centers for Disease Control (1980). The latest name change, enacted by Congress in 1992, reflects the expansion of the scope of the CDC's mission to include health promotion and education. Because of the widespread recognition of the acronym CDC, that acronym continues to be used by the agency. The mailing address of the CDC is Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, and the website is http://www.cdc.gov.
ejaculation center a reflex center in the lumbar spinal cord that regulates ejaculation of semen during sexual stimulation.
erection center a reflex center in the sacral spinal cord that regulates erection of the penis or clitoris. Called also genital center.
feeding center a group of cells in the lateral hypothalamus that when stimulated cause a sensation of hunger; called also hunger center.
genital center erection center.
germinal center the area in the center of a lymph node containing aggregations of actively proliferating lymphocytes.
health center
1. a community health organization providing ambulatory health care and referrals to appropriate service agencies, and coordinating the efforts of all health agencies.
2. an educational complex consisting of a medical college, nursing college, and various allied health professional schools.
heat-regulating c's thermoregulatory centers.
hunger center feeding center.
medullary respiratory center the nerve center in the medulla oblongata that coordinates respiratory movements.
micturition c's a nerve center controlling the bladder and inhibiting the tension of the vesical sphincter, situated in the lumbar enlargement.
nerve center a collection of nerve cells in the central nervous system that are associated together in the performance of some particular function, such as a primary area or an association area.
nursing center a site where public health or primary care services, including patient education, assessment, and screening and preventive services are provided and managed by registered nurses.
center of ossification any point in bones at which ossification begins.
pneumotaxic center a nerve center in the upper pons that rhythmically inhibits inhalation.
poison center (poison control center) see poison control center.
rectovesical center a reflex center in the spinal cord that regulates the rectum and bladder.
reflex center any nerve center at which afferent sensory impressions are converted into efferent motor impulses.
respiratory c's a series of nerve centers (the apneustic, pneumotaxic, and medullary respiratory centers) in the medulla and pons that coordinate respiratory movements.
satiety center a group of cells in the ventromedial hypothalamus that when stimulated suppress the desire for food.
senior center a program supported by Title XX funding, providing recreational activities and lunch for a small fee for older adults in need of socialization. Health assessments and education may also be provided.
sudorific center
1. a nerve center in the anterior hypothalamus controlling sweating.
2. any of several nerve centers in the medulla oblongata or spinal cord that exercise parasympathetic control over sweating. Called also sweat center.
swallowing center deglutition center.
sweat center sudorific center.
thermoregulatory c's nerve centers in the hypothalamus that regulate the conservation and dissipation of heat.
thirst center a group of cells in the lateral hypothalamus that when stimulated cause a sensation of thirst.
trauma center an institution officially designated as a site to which catastrophically injured patients can be brought quickly to receive specialized care. Trauma centers are classified as Level I, II, or III according to criteria developed by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, with Level I facilities having the equipment and personnel necessary to care for the most seriously injured patients.
vasoconstrictor center a nerve center in the medulla oblongata and lower pons that controls contraction of the blood vessels.
vasodilator center a nerve center in the medulla oblongata that causes dilation of blood vessels by repressing the activity of the vasoconstrictor center.
vasomotor c's nerve centers in the medulla oblongata and the lower pons that regulate the caliber of the blood vessels and increase or decrease the heart rate and contractility. See also vasoconstrictor c. and vasodilator c. Called also cardiovascular control c's.
vomiting center a center in the lower central region of the medulla oblongata; its stimulation causes vomiting.
word center, auditory Wernicke's area.

CDC

Abbreviation for (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; previously known as the Communicable Disease Center.

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC

abbr.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

cdc

abbreviation for cell division cycle.

CDC

CDC

Abbreviation for:
calculated date of confinement
cancer diagnostic centre
capillary diffusion capacity
carboplatin, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide
cardiac diagnostic centre
cell-division cycle
central data control
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) (Medspeak-US)
Certified Drug Counsellor
chemical dependency counsellor
chenodeoxycholate
child day center
child development centre (Medspeak-UK)
chronic disseminated candidiasis
Clostridium difficile colitis
collecting duct carcinoma
communicable disease center
communicable disease centre
complement-dependent cytolysis
complement-dependent cytotoxicity
Crohn’s disease of colon

CDC

Abbreviation for (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC,

n.pr Centers for Disease Control; now called the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. federal agency charged with providing accurate information on managing public health issues and disease outbreaks.

CDC

Abbreviation for (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC,

n.pr the acronym for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Excluding the final maintenance period of 1999 (period ended December 29), the revisions to initial period-average estimates of currency tended to be somewhat greater in absolute terms than in previous years, reflecting the large and uncertain movements in that factor related to the century date change (table 3).
The efforts to improve the predictability of currency and the Treasury balance did not prevent some deterioration in the daily forecast misses for these factors, although the increase in the misses was proportionally much smaller than the rise in volatility for each of these factors around the century date change.
Late in the year, applied vault cash rose, reflecting the buildup in total vault cash ahead of the century date change.
To a large degree, this increased use reflected the extraordinary reserve deficiencies the Desk faced that were linked to the century date change and were expected to be temporary in nature.
Looking forward to the critical months remaining until the century date change, the Federal Reserve has initiated a Phase III program for monitoring the Year 2000 readiness of banking organizations.
A major emphasis of our supervision program through the century date change will be the adequacy of contingency plans, which should incorporate not only operational issues but liquidity, funding, customer--counterparty risk, customer and community communications, and other subject matters.
The Year 2000 readiness survey conducted by the Basle Committee on Banking Supervision late last year identified significant progress in the international financial community's efforts to prepare for the century date change and help prevent serious problems.
Generally speaking, the nation's largest banking organizations have done much to address the issues and have devoted significant financial and human resources to preparing for the century date change.
Through formal and informal discussions, the distribution of several interagency statements and advisories, and the Federal Reserve's Year 2000 video (see below) to the BIS supervisors committee, we have sought to elevate foreign bank supervisors' awareness of the risks posed by the century date change.
Also on the international front, William McDonough, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in a keynote address to the annual meeting of the Institute of International Finance in Hong Kong, emphasized the importance of planning for the century date change on an international basis and the significant risk to financial markets posed by the Year 2000.
Through several presentations and the distribution of the interagency statement and the Year 2000 video to the BIS Supervisors Committee, we have sought to elevate foreign bank supervisors' awareness of the risks posed by die century date change and to solicit their assistance in monitoring the state of overall preparedness of foreign bank parents to ensure that they consider the needs of their U.
Although operational contingency is something that the Federal Reserve is confronted with on a daily basis, preparation for contingencies in the century date change environment does offer some new and significant challenges.