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activated only by the absence of an intrinsic cardiac event, used of an artificial pacemaker. See also demand pacemaker.


A quantity of a substance, commodity, or service wanted or required.


1. To ask, claim, or require with urgency or authority.
2. The act or result of demanding.
[Med. L. demando]


To ask, claim, or require with urgency or authority.
[Med. L. demandare]


n in economics, refers to the buying of services or goods; in dental care, generally denotes the active request for and purchase of dental care services.


the predicted amount of a product or service which will be sold at a stated price.

demand elasticity
the responsiveness with which the demand for a product or service, for example for veterinary services, varies with its price. If there is great flexibility there is elasticity. When the demand is the same irrespective of the price there is inelasticity.

Patient discussion about demand

Q. Why is it so hip to be thin and fit???? not everyone can be as thin and as fit as the society demands? was it always like that ? because i feel like if you are gaining a little extra pounds you are doomed !!! people condem you as a less better man in the good case .. in the worst case you won't have friends ....

A. i think that the in the biological way of thinking - people are attracted to what seems healthy, it has more chance of giving healthy child that will survive. in African cultures that food is scarce- being big considered to be healthy and attractive. in our culture- being over weight means unhealthy, but so is too skinny. so going back and forth with a few ponds is fine. but the two extreme situations are unattractive for most men.

Q. My child loves spinach and demands them a lot I wanted to know is there any problem to have them in excess?

A. HELL NO! REWARD THE HELL OUT OF HIM FOR EATING IT! You may also want to tweak it further by introducing him to other healthy dark green leafys like collards, kale, red Swiss chard which he might think is cool to look at; its actually similar in taste to spinach just less bitter! Good for you!

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In contrast, the intense policy demanders of the group-centered model of parties in The Party Decides attempt to obtain outcomes that are consist with their policy preferences and not necessarily those of the electorate.
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3) The competitive market process induces individual demanders and suppliers to reveal their own demand and supply curves, and consequently the respective market curves.
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Control failure stems from the inability or free-rider-induced unwillingness of nonprofit demanders to participate effectively in control and from the exclusionary practices of those who appropriate control, whether they are customers, donors, sponsors, or managers.
However, when costly switching or arbitrage is possible, demanders of units ten to fourteen switch to the low price market because they get a net consumer surplus gain of at least $33 and no more than $1.
Is it far-fetched to believe that the suppliers and the demanders of decency would flood the market for educational services?
The housing market is, according to the authors, characterized by "segmentation" by both demanders and suppliers.
On Demanders access video through a variety of devices that allows them to time and location shift to meet their busy schedule.
Announcing that currently some 14 beekeepers unions and 180 cooperative companies are active in the sphere of apiculture she told that Sweden, Netherlands, Malaysia and also the Persian Gulf states are the main demanders of the Iranian honey.
The market-clearing price becomes the uniform per-unit price charged to demanders.
They have become the principal users and demanders of corporate information.