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disposition

 [dis″po-zĭ´shun]
1. a tendency, either physical or mental, toward a given disease.
2. the prevailing temperament or character, giving a degree of predictability to the response to a situation or other stimulus.
3. the plan for continuing health care of a patient following discharge from a given health care facility.

disposition

Clinical pharmacology The fate of a therapeutic agent after absorption, which corresponds to the sum of its distribution and elimination, including the alpha and beta portions of a declining serum dose
concentration vs time curve. See Distribution Managed careA Pt's destination after discharge from a hospital.

dis·po·si·tion

(dis'pŏ-zish'ŭn)
Follow-up list detailed in the health care record, after the initial episode of care, of services and treatments to be provided to the patient.

disposition

a relatively enduring tendency to behave or respond to situations in a typical way. dispositional adj .

disposition,

n inherent propensity to a particular condition. See also trait, terrain, and constitution.

disposition

setting in place.

disposition curve
the graphic representation of changes in the blood concentration of a drug after administration.
drug disposition
getting a drug into its appropriate position in the body and in an appropriate concentration.
References in classic literature ?
Habits are at the same time dispositions, but dispositions are not necessarily habits.
For if we should say that justice admitted of variation of degree, difficulties might ensue, and this is true with regard to all those qualities which are dispositions.
We did say that habits and dispositions were relative.
The dispositions were very complicated and difficult.
The generals seemed to listen reluctantly to the difficult dispositions.
Dohkturov, a little man, sat opposite Weyrother, with an assiduous and modest mien, and stooping over the outspread map conscientiously studied the dispositions and the unfamiliar locality.
Langeron's objections were valid but it was obvious that their chief aim was to show General Weyrother- who had read his dispositions with as much self-confidence as if he were addressing school children- that he had to do, not with fools, but with men who could teach him something in military matters.
Gentlemen, the dispositions for tomorrow- or rather for today, for it is past midnight- cannot now be altered," said he.
The dispositions for the next battle are planned by him alone.
However, taxpayers that elect to recognize a partial disposition will have to capitalize the expenditure for the replacement portion even if the expenditure would normally be a deductible repair.
For example, there is no clear consensus on the meaning, purpose, or use of the term disposition to describe teachers' attitudes towards students and how it informs their classroom practice.
Recently the conditional analysis has faced challenges in counterexamples with colorful names such as 'finks', 'antidotes', and 'masks'--names which show how an object may possess a disposition while the corresponding conditional is false.

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