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the expected value or probability of occurrence for a specific event.
life expectancy the number of years, based on statistical averages, that a given person of a specific age, class, or other demographic variable may be expected to continue living.


The expected occurrence of a thing. See Active life expectancy.

Patient discussion about expectancy

Q. What to expect from a Parkinson's patient? My 70 year old father has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. What will he be like from now on, what to expect?

A. Some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are:
• Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
• Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
• Slowness of movement
• Poor balance and coordination
The symptoms usually get worse with time and then people with the disease may have trouble walking, talking or doing simple tasks.

Q. Curious as to what to expect with menopause

A. Menopause symptoms are caused due to rapid decline in hormonal levels- especially estrogen. You should expect to experience a variety of symptoms, that may be unpleasant such as hot flashes, palpitations, night sweats, vaginal atrophy (drying), skin drying, slight decrease in sexual drive, mood changes, urgency in urination and more. Not all women have these symptoms, and usually woman don't have all the symptoms.

Q. What kind of health complications I should expect if I have Psoriasis? i recently was diagnosed with Plaque Psoriasis- will it affect other organs in my body? Are there any complications I should worry about?

A. Patients suffering from psoriasis may also suffer from arthritis of various type, and also accelerated atherosclerosis (i.e. heart diseases). However, I don't think that the approach should what should you worry about, but rather you may consult your doctor to see what you can do to control the disease and maybe feel better about it.

Take care,

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The grey gaunt days dividing us in twain Seemed hopeless hills my strength must faint to climb, But they are gone; and now I would detain The few clock-beats that part us; rein back Time, And live in close expectance never closed In change for far expectance closed at last, So harshly has expectance been imposed On my long need while these slow blank months passed.
There is an expression of expectance on his face; he is waiting for the Muse to speak.
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The controversial selection of former rugby league star Jason Robinson as a running full-back after a short time in union, and his expectance that there could be a clampdown on tackling from the side, has given Jones an inkling of what to expect.
But Nicholas insists the home side could buckle under the waves of expectance.
The new Civic went down a storm hence Honda's expectance of record business next year.
This development trend will continue in 2009, major WiMAX vendors look forward to China's market with eager expectance.
To ensure adequate connection between the foundation and walls the distribution of expectance bars, cross sections of bars, Fixity throughout the bends and patch details and reinforced concrete buildings are designed and should be in accordance with the regulations.
It seems that these fruits have intrinsic values or when we say one person is in essence valuable, it means this manner is belong to that person and is independent to our expectance of that person for rendering service to other people.
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In this basis, Bokester decided to put the leaf in the cup of hot coffee but he didn't see any reaction remote from his expectance.