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communication

 [kŏ-mu″nĭ-ka´shun]
the sending of information from one place or individual to another.
communication disorders mental disorders characterized by difficulties in speech or language severe enough to be a problem academically, occupationally, or socially; one such is stuttering.
impaired verbal communication a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as decreased, delayed, or absent ability of an individual to receive, process, transmit, or use a system of symbols.
nonverbal communication the transmission of a message without the use of words.
communication (omaha) in the omaha system, the exchange of verbal or nonverbal information.

com·mu·ni·ca·tion

(kŏ-myū-ni-kā'shŭn),
1. An opening or connecting passage between two structures.
2. In anatomy, a joining or connecting, said of fibrous, solid structures, (for example, tendons and nerves). [anat. usage note Anastomosis is incorrectly used as a synonym.]
3. Information or ideas transmitted from one party to another.
[L. communicatio]

communication

(kə-myo͞o′nĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The act of communicating; transmission.
2.
a. The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior.
b. Interpersonal rapport.
3. Biology The transfer of information from one molecule, cell, or organism to another, as by chemical or electrical signals or by behaviors.
4. Anatomy
a. An opening or connecting passage between two structures.
b. A joining or connecting of solid fibrous structures, such as tendons and nerves.

com·mu′ni·ca′tion·al adj.

communication1

[kəmyo̅o̅′nikā′shən]
Etymology: L, communis, common
any process in which a message containing information is transferred, especially from one person to another, by any of a number of media. Communication may be verbal or nonverbal; it may occur directly, such as in a face-to-face conversation or with the observation of a gesture; or it may occur remotely, spanning space and time, such as in writing and reading or in making or playing back of a recording. Communication is basic to all nursing and other health care professions and contributes to the development of all therapeutic relationships. See also kinesics, therapeutic communication.

communication2

a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as the reception, interpretation, and expression of spoken, written, and nonverbal messages. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.

communication

Medspeak-UK
The exchange of information between humans or automata, face to face or using paper or electronic media, which requires the use of a shared language and understanding or common ground.  

Vox populi
(1) The interchange of thoughts and ideas between 2 or more parties—e.g., speech, internet, telecommunication.
(2) The successful transmission of information by,,to or between people or groups through a common system of speech, writing, symbols, signs, behaviour, or signals.

com·mu·ni·ca·tion

(kŏ-myūn'i-kā'shŭn)
1. An opening or connecting passage between two structures.
2. anatomy a joining or connecting; said of fibrous, solid structures, e.g., tendons and nerves.
3. The exchange of information between individuals using symbol systems such as spoken language or writing but also including elements such as icons, gestures, tone of voice, and facial expression.

communication

the transmission of information from one individual to another of the same or different animal species, which receives and understands it. Any of the five senses can be used in communication. Many higher organisms use sound, but posturing in specific displays, e.g. courtship in birds and primates, and dancing in bees, plus touch and smell (see PHEROMONE are other important means of conveying information.

com·mu·ni·ca·tion

(kŏ-myūn'i-kā'shŭn)
1. An opening or connecting passage between two structures.
2. In anatomy, a joining or connecting, said of fibrous solid structures.

communication,

n the technique of conveying thoughts or ideas between two people or groups of people.
communication, privileged,
n the class of communications between persons who stand in a confidential or fiduciary relationship to each other that the law will not permit to be divulged in court. Examples of confidential relationships are those of psychiatrist and patient and attorney and client. Confidentiality of communications depends on the law in each state.

communication

communication between animals depends on sight and hearing and, especially in dogs, on the sense of smell. The matters about which animals communicate include (1) for recognition between dam and newborn; (2) for mating; (3) for initiating aggression or welcome; (4) for signaling danger or safety. See also vocalization.

auditory communication
communication by all kinds of vocalization.
chemical communication
communication by smell, especially by pheromones.
visual communication
besides size and color other modes of visual communication which are of great importance in animal life include stance, demeanor, behavior, and the synthesis of all of these in 'body language'.

Patient discussion about communication

Q. what can a descrease in communication in an 8 year old be? I thought it was some kind of autism but been told it can't be. so what can it be?? I also think he is afraid to get fibromyalgia like his older sister, maybe that's what keeping him down?

A. decrease in communication can be from soooo many things. but you go straight through to the medical clinical solutions. you know, some 8 year olds stop talking with their parents because they are mad at them. so the question is - how long is it lasted? over 2 weeks? if so- it might be a good idea to take him to a children psychologist.

Q. What does an autism evaluation consist of? How long does it take? My two year old is getting evaluated for autism and I want to know what to expect. He is already in speech therapy. His speech therapist said she sees no signs of autism but I still want him tested just to be sure.

A. Hi Hun.. my twin son Thomas was 3 when he was taken to an assessment unit it was a 6 week look at him and how he was and acted, within a few sessions he was diagnosed with severe autism, he is nine now and still non verbal and still in nappies, i have to say autism isn't just about the lack of speech its a lot more than this, lack of eye contact , no interest in playing with other children head banging limited diet also can he a factor, Thomas had a speech therapist before he was assest at the “child development center” and even she said she thought he had autism but its not down to them they just pass on to the right people what she seen during the session, age two is very Young to be assest that is why (depending where your from) they like to leave it to three as speech is still developing.

Q. My brother-in-law named Jacob has bi-polar schizophrenia; please help us by giving some solution for this… My brother-in-law named Jacob has bi-polar schizophrenia; he is currently on his medication and takes them faithfully in a positive mood. We have a hard time communicating with each other and it's destroying our marriage, please help us by giving some solution for this…

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No communication - a - until - Miss Wickfield - a - redress from wrongs inflicted by consummate scoundrel - HEEP
People had grown away from the telegraphic habit of thought, which was that wire communications were expensive luxuries for the few.
Denisov blushed like a girl (it was strange to see the color rise in that shaggy, bibulous, time-worn face) and boldly began to expound his plan of cutting the enemy's lines of communication between Smolensk and Vyazma.
If we should do so, it will not, I am sure, be necessary to say to you that any communication we may make on the subject tonight will be from men to a man of honor, and must be accepted as such.
No criminal charge in connection with the death was made at my office against any person, either in the communication which I received from the medical men or in any other form.
The line of communication between Los Angeles and Lower California had broken down.
There they ran against the vulgar herd who pressed up to the doors, each struggling to reach the front ranks, all eager to learn the nature of the important communication of President Barbicane; all pushing, squeezing, crushing with that perfect freedom of action which is so peculiar to the masses when educated in ideas of "self-government.
Through the capital of the gold country communication would be easy with the heart of the Union.
So it would seem; and the curse of it is that I must lie here, conscious, mentally unimpaired, knowing that the lines are going down, breaking bit by bit communication with the world.
She and Levin had a conversation of their own, yet not a conversation, but some sort of mysterious communication, which brought them every moment nearer, and stirred in both a sense of glad terror before the unknown into which they were entering.
Yet his manners are so conciliating and gentle that the sailors are all interested in him, although they have had very little communication with him.
It was the next room to yours; and the two had a door of communication between them.

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