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Cardiology verb To insert an anchored device in a fluid-filled lumen—e.g., to float a catheter
Managed care—US noun A pool of money from an HMO’s enrollees to be used to pay for services rendered by physicians and other providers—e.g., hospitals
Medical work noun A skilled responsible person—e.g., house staff officer, resident physician, or supervisory nurse—who ‘floats’ about an institution addressing needs, assuring continuity of care, allowing staff to take breaks, and relieving personnel


Health care staffing A skilled responsible person–eg, house staff officer, resident physician, or supervisory nurse, who 'floats' about an institution addressing needs, assuring continuity of care, allowing staff to take breaks, and relieve personnel. See Night float.


1. an instrument used in the filing or rasping of a horse's premolar and molar teeth. Handles are 24 to 28 in (60 to 70 cm) with a broad head into which an interchangeable rasp can be screwed. Some rasps work when pulled toward the operator, others work only when pushed away. Short-handled floats with the heads set at an angle are used for the front upper molars.
2. in British countries, the term for a road vehicle used for the transport of large animals, usually horses or cattle. A low-level float may be an independent unit towed behind another vehicle. A high-level float is standard-truck height and an integral part of the vehicle.

Patient discussion about float

Q. Hey bipolar people. how are you doing?? I'm floating- guess that's the best way to put it... I'm glad you all are here so I can share with you. I feel like I'm out of a serious accident or after war, not sure who won... not feeling bad anymore, not as lost as before but a bit woozzy... how are you guyss doing today?

A. I am glad you hear you are feeling better today Zorba! Continue to be aware of your moods to ensure they don't swing into a mania. I hope you are able to remain leveled. Thanks for sharing!

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When completed, he allowed the bubble to float slowly upward, and there could be seen the little Queen of Merryland standing in the middle of it and blowing kisses from her fingers to those below.
He saw a Wieroo flap dismally above him; he saw the banks of the stream float slowly past; he heard a sudden wail upon the right-hand shore, and his heart stood still lest his ruse had been discovered; but never by a move of a muscle did he betray that aught but a cold lump of clay floated there upon the bosom of the water, and soon, though it seemed an eternity to him, the direct sunlight was blotted out, and he knew that he had entered beneath the temple.
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Six hundred volunteers -- the city's goal -- have signed up to decorate the float, which will carry a floral mother tortoise and two hatchlings crawling in a desert landscape of Joshua trees and wildflowers.
Electronic and paper float components vary and highlight the impact on liquidity and the balance sheet.
This limits the space needed for the float arm to arc (it's not unusual for them to get hung up in a saddlebag tank) it forces the use of two sensors, and a wide arc is needed to provide enough force to operate the resistive element.
Krucker is carving a successful business out of his love of flying by manufacturing ultralight planes and aircraft floats.
Fiesta Parade Floats, the leading award winning float-builder for the Tournament of Roses Parade, has added to its already impressive float building track record as eight of its client's float entries were named award-winners by a panel of Rose Parade judges at the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade, held earlier today in Pasadena, California.
Showcasing a family of desert tortoises on the float is an excellent way to reflect the city's commitment to family and preservation of local wildlife,'' said Mayor Jim Ledford.
Sleepy Southland neighborhood becomes larger than life as the annual ritual showcases many of the 2009 float entries, including Rain Bird's 2009 float entry, "Entertaining Expedition.
Decorated by hundreds of volunteers, the 35-foot-long A Magical Place to Call Home float featured overflowing overflowing cornucopias and a giant fairy with animated wings - incorporating the parade's 2006 theme, ``It's Magical,'' with the city's ``A Place to Call Home'' slogan.