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impairment

 [im-pār´ment]
1. a decrease in strength or value.
2. any abnormality of, partial or complete loss of, or loss of the function of, a body part, organ, or system; this may be due directly or secondarily to pathology or injury and may be either temporary or permanent. Examples include muscle weakness, incontinence, pain, and loss of joint motion. See also disability and handicap.
functional aerobic impairment (FAI) a ratio comparing the duration of a test performed by the patient with the duration of the test that would be expected for a healthy individual of the same age, sex, and activity level, expressed as a percentage.

im·pair·ment

(im-pār'ment),
A physical or mental defect at the level of a body system or organ. The official WHO definition is: any loss or abnormality of psychological, physiologic, or anatomic structure or function.

impairment

/im·pair·ment/ (im-pār´ment) any abnormality of, partial or complete loss of, or loss of the function of, a body part, organ, or system.
hearing impairment  hearing loss.

impairment

Etymology: L, impejorare, to make worse
any disorder in structure or function resulting from anatomical, physiological, or psychological abnormalities that interfere with normal activities.

impairment

Public safety
Any condition in which a fire protection system (e.g., sprinkler systems, standpipe/hose systems, fire pumps, fire protection water supplies, fire mains, fire alarm systems, special extinguishing systems) cannot perform its designed fire safety function.

impairment

Medtalk An objective handicap, partial disability, loss of function, anatomic or functional defect, which may be temporary or permanent–persisting after appropriate therapy, without reasonable prospect of improvement, ranging from mild to severe, the latter of which precludes any form of gainful employment. See Disability, Handicap, Hereditary hearing impairment, Nonsyndromic hereditary hearing impairment, Specific language impairment, Syndromic hearing impairment. Cf Disability, Incompetence.

im·pair·ment

(im-pār'mĕnt)
Any loss or abnormality of psychological, physiologic, or anatomic structure or function.

impairment (im·perˑ·mnt),

n any disturbance in the function or structure of an organ.

im·pair·ment

(im-pār'mĕnt)
Physical or mental defect at the level of a body system or organ. The official World Health Organization definition reads any loss of psychological, physiologic, or anatomic structure or function.

Patient discussion about impairment

Q. What is impaired at .08 blood-alcohol content? Hello there, What is impaired at .08 blood-alcohol content?

A. The limit for workers to enter the protected area of a commercial nuclear power plant is 0.04. (I retired from one in July.)

So to answer your question directly, it impairs your ability to think, work, and make critical decisions.

It affects those around you, especially family if the person persists and drinks irresponsibly all the time.

Drinking affects one's ability to drive an automobile properly, not just for the driver, but for the safety of passengers and those in other autos. If you care for other people, you won't drink and drive.
Don't drink and drive. The law is far too lenient.

You can't get back what you lose when you drink irresponsibly.
What you lose may be things intangible that are the most precious in life.




Q. I would like to improve myself besides taking meds. Can any one advice me? Hi I’m Genaro with FM (Fibromyalgia). I am taking meds regularly which is prescribed by my physician. I would like to improve myself besides taking meds. Can any one advice me?

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to support people with sensory impairments to access the financial and non-financial benefits to which they are entitled.
IFRS 3, Business Combinations, provides the guidance for accounting and reporting goodwill (except for impairments of goodwill).
Nearly 67 percent of the goodwill impairments were attributable to just three industries: information technology, industrials and health care.
Life insurance financial impairments will be covered separately in U.
Children with disabilities other than visual impairments are likely to require similar specialized instruction in social skills and experience similar deficits in social interactions when they are not given explicit instruction.
Hearing sensitivity was significantly worse for all frequencies tested in subjects who had visual impairment than in subjects who were not visually impaired (Arch.
Limited and contradictory evidence exists regarding the relationship between concurrent age-related impairments in both hearing and vision and functional disability.
Rat pups from the combined exposure group showed significant motor skill impairment in a test that involved traversing a rotating rod.
The determination of whether a capital asset is impaired as described in paragraph 5 is a two-step process of (a) identifying potential impairments and (b) testing for impairment.
This method generally is used for impairments associated with evidence of physical damage.
Claimants must offer evidence that the impairment impacts them personally in a substantial way, meaning each claim must be decided on a case-by-case basis because the impact of impairments varies from person to person.
GAO found that impairments are common among TANF recipients and their children, with 44 percent of TANF recipients reporting that they or their children had impairments, compared with 15 percent of the non-TANF population.