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exchange

 [eks-chānj´]
1. the substitution of one thing for another.
2. to substitute one thing for another.
gas exchange the passage of oxygen and carbon dioxide in opposite directions across the alveolocapillary membrane.
health care information exchange in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing patient care information to health professionals in other agencies.
impaired gas exchange a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as excess or deficit in oxygenation and/or carbon dioxide elimination at the alveolocapillary membrane (see gas exchange). Etiological and contributing factors include an altered oxygen supply, changes in the alveolar-capillary membrane, altered blood flow, and altered oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Defining characteristics include changes in mental status such as confusion, somnolence, restlessness, and irritability; ineffective coughing and inability to move secretions from the air passages; hypercapnia; and hypoxia. For specific medical treatments and nursing interventions, see airway clearance, ineffective; breathing patterns, ineffective; chronic airflow limitation; and anemia.
plasma exchange see plasma exchange.

ex·change

(eks-chānj'),
To substitute one thing for another, or the act of such substitution.

exchange

/ex·change/ (eks-chānj)
1. the substitution of one thing for another.
2. to substitute one thing for another.

plasma exchange  the removal of plasma from withdrawn blood, with retransfusion of the formed elements into the donor; done for removal of circulating antibodies or abnormal plasma constituents. The plasma removed is replaced by type-specific frozen plasma or by albumin.

ex·change

(eks-chānj')
To substitute one thing for another, or the act of such substitution.
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We've now exchanged contracts so the first phase of the deal is now done," he told Business Post.
Nick Sherwood, property and planning manager for Newcastle PCT said: "We are pleased to have exchanged contracts, subject to planning consent, to sell the site and buildings at the former Hunter's Moor Hospital site to Dame Allan's Schools.
Nielsen's racing advisor Simon Marsh said: "Mr Nielsen is delighted to have exchanged contracts on Kingsdown Stables but obviously until completion he cannot comment on what intentions he may have for the property.
He says: "Whether to complete on a purchase or pull out can be a real dilemma for people who have exchanged contracts to buy a new property off plan, or in advance of its completion, and now face difficulties in obtaining a mortgage on the property at the value at which they agreed the purchase.
The terms of the conditions vary, but if you exchanged contracts conditionally on your being able to sell your own property, then depending on what was agreed with the builder, you may be entitled to the return of your deposit.
The Governorates of North Al Batinah reached 12 exchanged contracts, which is the highest percentage among the other governorates.
Under the deal, Hansteen exchanged contracts to acquire West Hallam Industrial Estate from DV4 Properties West Hallam Ltd, an SPV which owns West Hallam Industrial Estate, Ilkeston, in south Derbyshire for GBP 27.
Leeds chairman Salah Nooruddin said in a statement: "I am delighted to announce we have exchanged contracts for the sale of 75 per cent of the club to Eleonora Sport Limited subject to Football League approval.
Land Securities Group PLC ( Land Securities ) and Canary Wharf Group plc ( Canary Wharf Group ) have exchanged contracts on the second pre-let at 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3, bringing the office space to 19% pre-let, with a further 5% in solicitors hands.
COMMERCIAL property specialists Bruntwood have exchanged contracts to purchase Centre City, a landmark office building in the heart of Birmingham.
But if you have, for example, exchanged contracts for the sale and the tenant then refuses to leave, then you have committed yourself to a legally binding obligation to sell the property with vacant possession - but cannot provide it.
I HAVE paid for all the searches to be completed on a house I was wanting to buy together with legal costs but haven't exchanged contracts yet.