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competent

Medspeak
Referring to the ability to perform one or more tasks skillfully and proficiently.
 
Physiology
Referring to a valve or vessel that closes normally or appropriately retains fluid within its lumen.

com·pe·tent

(kom'pĕ-tĕnt)
Capable or qualified; able to perform a task or function.
[L. competo, to be suitable]

com·pe·tent

(kom'pĕ-tĕnt)
Capable or qualified; able to perform a task or function.
[L. competo, to be suitable]

competent,

adj having legal capacity, ability, or authority.

competent

able.

competent bacterial cells
able to take up DNA usually foreign and usually as a plasmid.
immune competent
an individual with a fully functional immune system.

Patient discussion about competent

Q. Would people with bipolar disorder be considered eligible to compete in the olympics? I am a shuttle relay state champion. I won many cups in state and country level. My long-time-goal is to have my name at least on the Olympics list. But here is a new problem to spoil my goal. I am diagnosed as bipolar-I. Now my worry is would people with bipolar disorder be considered eligible to compete in the Olympics? Or will I be able to compete in the Special Olympics?

A. wow...good question...can mental health patient be a special Olympic athletes. i think you should check it out with simple phone call, here is how to locate a special Olympics Program near you:
http://info.specialolympics.org/Special+Olympics+Public+Website/English/Program_Locator/default.htm

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Is there really a basis for believing that a federal government that fails to control our borders or balance the budget--both necessary and proper constitutional functions--can competently perform functions for which it has no authority, such as tutoring parents on parenting skills and responsibilities?
There are few theologians who could deal competently with all these matters in three d ays.
This chapter is competently presented, but it might have been better placed earlier in the book.
Developing nations and developed societies alike need to become conscious of all manifestations of illness in order to competently care for their people.
She competently assembles a picture of what might have gone wrong at the NEA during its short history, but then, it's hard to trust an author who once worked for the government but still finds it fit to belittle one of her story's antagonists as a "bureaucrat.
First, and perhaps most important, the range of subjects and skills tested will be expanded to more closely replicate those needed to practice competently.