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fall

 [fawl]
a coming down freely, usually under the influence of gravity.
risk for f's a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as increased susceptibility to falling that may cause physical harm.

fall

[fawl]
a coming down freely, usually under the influence of gravity.

fall

Drug slang
verb A regional term meaning to get arrested (for drug-related crime).

Public health
noun A precipitous drop from a height, or from a higher to a lower position, which is often accompanied by injuries.
 
Epidemiology
30% of those > 65 years old fall/year; 10–15% suffer injuries, such as fractures of the hip (1%) and other sites (5%), and soft tissue injuries (5%); it is the 6th-leading cause of death in the elderly.
 
Risk factors
Postural hypotension; use of sedatives; use of 4+ prescription medicines; impaired arm or leg movement, strength, balance or gait; fall survivors suffer from functional decline in activities of daily living and a increased risk of institutionalisation.

Management
Fall risk in the elderly can be decreased with exercise and endurance, flexibility, dynamic balance and resistance training, behaviour modification, and adjustment of medications.

fall

Public health A precipitous drop from a height, or from a higher position, which may be accompanied by injuries Epidemiology 30% of those > 65 yrs old fall/yr; 10-15% suffer injuries–eg, hip Fx–1% and other sites–5%, and soft tissue injuries–5%; it is the 6th leading cause of death in the elderly Risk factors Postural hypotension, use of sedatives, use of 4+ prescription medicines, impaired arm or leg movement, strength, balance, or gait; fall survivors suffer from functional decline in ADL and a ↑ risk of institutionalization; fall risk in the elderly can be ↓ with exercise and endurance, flexibility, dynamic balance, and resistance training, behavior modification, adjustment of medications

fall

in dog conformation, hair that hangs over the face.
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Mark McClenaghan, 36, fell foul of the woman and a station manager as he tried to get home from Aberdeen to Edinburgh with his guide dog, Friday.
The 22-year-old fell foul of the rule at Leicester on September 11 but, realising the regulators in Shaftesbury Avenue - under pressure from senior jockeys - were reviewing the penalties for the offence, he lodged an appeal against his one-day ban, which the disciplinary panel has since replaced with a caution.
We have had 80 per cent of the game and fell foul to a couple of individual mistakes although their lad has taken both chances well.
South Moor are still in with a shout but will have to wait after their tie at Jarrow fell foul of the weather.
Oddie fell foul of broadcasting rules on impartiality while discussing the perils to Peregrine Falcons on the BBC, when he said the culling of pigeons deprives Peregrine Falcons of one of the main food sources.
At Hereford yesterday, Martin Pipe fell foul of the stewards today, picking up a pounds 1,100 fine over the running and riding of the well-beaten Yourman.
Paul Rowlands and Andrew Conn from the Rhondda were said to be planning to take advantage of the new initiative, months after they hit the headlines when they fell foul of a club bylaw prohibiting men from dancing together.
A crooked bank manager ended up pointing the finger of suspicion at himself when his bid to steal a fortune fell foul of his poor typing skills, a court heard yesterday.
Even Princess Margaret fell foul of the Queen's anger after she too revealed gossip about the Duke of Edinburgh.
Baxter fell foul of the drugs laws in the same manner - innocently taking a banned substance for medicinal reasons.
McCabe, who fell foul of the non-triers' rule, received a 12-day ban, Musson was fined pounds 1,250 and the gelding, who stayed on steadily to finish sixth on his return from a layoff, was suspended for 40 days.