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gain

 [gān]
the increase achieved by amplification of a signal.
brightness gain a factor in intensification of radiographs; minification factor multiplied by flux gain.
flux gain in radiology, acceleration of electrons that strike the output phosphor in radiology; it serves as a factor in the intensification of images.

gain

(gān),
1. Profit; advantage.
2. The ratio of output to input of an amplifying system, generally expressed in decibels in ultrasound.
[M.E. gayne, booty, fr. O.Fr., fr. Germanic]

gain

(gān) to acquire, obtain, or increase.
antigen gain  the acquisition by cells of new antigenic determinants not normally present or not normally accessible in the parent tissue.
primary gain  the direct alleviation of anxiety by a defense mechanism; the relief from emotional conflict or tension provided by neurotic symptoms or illness.
secondary gain  external and incidental advantage derived from an illness, such as rest, gifts, personal attention, release from responsibility, and disability benefits.

gain

Vox populi An increase in a thing. See Primary gain, Secondary gain.

gain

(gān)
1. Profit; advantage.
2. The ratio of output to input of an amplifying system, generally expressed in decibels.
[M.E. gayne, booty, fr. O.Fr., fr. Germanic]

gain

  1. (in physiological experiments) an increase in signal as a result of amplification.
  2. a shift in the progeny mean relative to the mean of the original population brought about by DIRECTIONAL SELECTION. Gain is used to estimate the HERITABILITY of characters.

gain

increase in body weight. See also growth rate, gain ratio.

average daily gain (ADG)
the average gain in bodyweight of the animal. Usually expressed in kg, g, or lb/day.
gain controls
see time gain compensation.

Patient discussion about gain

Q. Do psychiatric meds cause weight gain?

A. Some people gain weight while taking medications and need to pay extra attention to diet and exercise to control their weight.

Q. What is the normal weight to gain during pregnancy? I am 6 months and have gained three pounds. I have friends who have gained 10 pounds throughout their pregnancy and even a very heavy-set friend who said she gained only 1 pound. Is that even possible? I know every pregnancy is different but would still appreciate answers.

A. actually it depends on every single mother. but the varied normal range usually is between 7-13 kg, for 9 months pregnancy.
the important thing is you need to check your fetal development with your OB-GYN doctor, and the doctor can do the fetal biometry measurement by the help of ultrasound.

basic note is: not about the numbers of weight gain, but more important is the fetal well-being.
Good luck for your pregnancy, and stay healthy always

Q. Hi I want to gain my weight. 23yrs old 176mts height and my current weight is 56kgs..

A. Hi there. Lots of milkshakes should do it. That's what a nutritionist told me. What is mts? How does that relate to inches. How does kgs relate to pounds? Thank you.

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way to gain time through diplomacy until preparations are ready and then implement action,'' citing past U.
A mock-manager of the theatre walks on to tell him he is running eight seconds over so he starts doing the first or second halves of gags to gain time.
Jet lag also tends to be worse flying east than flying west; the body's clock cannot adjust as rapidly when you gain time.
We were all taught in training to remain cool and calm, to gain time and get the confidence of the hijackers.
He said to NINA reporter today: " al-Mutlaq work to postpone the elections in Anbar and Ninevah provinces in order to gain time to mobilize voters in favor of candidates who support him , but recently also lost their mass balance in these provinces.
I can say that Iran used the talks and negotiations with the Five Powers to drag its feet and to gain time to advance its nuclear weapons program.
Mikati denied allegations about the government's stalling to gain time regarding salary and ranks scales' issue whereby he noted that contacts with economic bodies, LCB, and Ministry of Finance were ongoing.
Today is the final rest day at the Tour, with Thursday's 174km 17th stage from Pau to Col du Tourmalet set to be the last opportunity for Schleck to gain time on Contador ahead of Saturday's 52km time-trial.
The objective may be to gain time to formulate a new strategy to regroup and relaunch.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who visited Washington and met with President Barack Obama last week tried "to gain time until the president reaches his last years in office, and then would become weaker.
Successive defeats have forced the rebels to resort to such evasive tactics to gain time and try to regroup as they did earlier," Al Emad said.
Baghdad / NINA /--MP Fares Sunguri for Iraqiya Slate said the decision of postponement of provincial election in Nineveh and Anbar provinces is maneuvered and taken by bankrupt political blocs in the two provinces in collaboration with the State of Law coalition headed by PM, Nuri al-Maliki to gain time and to circumvent on the will of the majority of population in these provinces .