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demand

 [de-mand´]
activated only by the absence of an intrinsic cardiac event, used of an artificial pacemaker. See also demand pacemaker.

de·mand

(dē-mand'),
A quantity of a substance, commodity, or service wanted or required.

de·mand

(dĕ-mand')
1. To ask, claim, or require with urgency or authority.
2. The act or result of demanding.
[Med. L. demando]

de·mand

(dĕ-mand')
To ask, claim, or require with urgency or authority.
[Med. L. demandare]

demand,

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.

demand

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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References in classic literature ?
First, the witch-doctors set out their case, demanding the death of Umslopogaas.
The baker perceived this, and declined to take it, demanding another in its place.
The ceremony made use of at the reception of a stranger is somewhat unusual; as soon as he enters, all the courtiers strike him with their cudgels till he goes back to the door; the amity then subsisting between us did not secure me from this uncouth reception, which they told me, upon my demanding the reason of it, was to show those whom they treated with that they were the bravest people in the world, and that all other nations ought to bow down before them.
There he made himself a cheerful blaze, and changed his dripping robe, and had sat himself down, with a sigh of satisfaction, before a tankard of hot mulled wine and a pasty, when suddenly a voice was heard on the outside, demanding admission.