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need

 [nēd]
something that is required or necessary. Basic human needs are those things that are required for complete physical and mental well-being. Needs vary greatly in the degree to which they are necessary for survival. For this reason, they are often classified into a hierarchy according to their relative urgency. Those on lower levels must be met before attention can be paid to needs on higher levels. The most widely used classification is called Maslow's hierarchy of needs, devised by Abraham H. Maslow, shown in the accompanying figure.
Maslow's hierarchy of needs.


Physiologic Needs. These are the needs that are essential for the maintenance of biological homeostasis and the survival of the individual and the species. They include needs for oxygen, water, food, elimination of wastes, temperature regulation, avoidance of pain, rest and sleep, exercise and sex.

Needs for Safety and Security. These include needs for protection from physical harm, for order, consistency, and familiarity in one's surroundings, and for some degree of control over matters concerning oneself.

Needs for Love and Belonging. These include needs for giving and receiving love and affection and for sexual intimacy, for friendship and companionship, and to identify with a group.

Needs for Esteem and Self-Esteem. These are the needs that are necessary for a person to have a basic sense of self-respect and self-acceptance and to be self-sufficient. Self-esteem requires an understanding of oneself and one's limitations and the ability to face and cope with stress and painful realities. Persons in whom these needs have been met are relatively free of feelings of inferiority or inadequacy. This level also includes needs for approval and recognition from others.

Need for Self-Actualization. This is the need to make full use of one's talents, capabilities, and potential. Self-actualizing persons tend to be dedicated, realistic, autonomous, creative, and open. They are not in conflict with themselves and are motivated by their own values and goals.

need

The perceived or actual requirement for an activity, function or thing.

need

Vox populi The requirement for an activity, function or thing. See Basic need, Dependency need, Self-actualization need, Urgent need.

need

(nēd)
1. Something required, wanted, or essential.
2. A duty or obligation.
3. Any disease or condition for which a patient seeks a remedy.
4. A motivation.
5. Extreme want or poverty.

Patient discussion about need

Q. I need a Lyme LIterate Doctor in MA Moving to MA - son has chronic Lyme

A. Hi! Where are you moving to? I'm here in Boston with early Lyme that I hope is not going chronic (the treatment I've taken so far is only suppressing it, and it comes back if I stop antibiotics).

Apparently there is a Dr. Sam Donta who works in Falmouth and Boston: 508-539-6666. But he is pretty busy.

Q. will i need daipers becuse of my bladder

A. Not diapers, Even if one has lost control over his bladder, diapers are not used but rather other things like penrose (in case of men) or catheter.

However, bladder stones can usually be treated and don’t necessitate these measures, as you can read here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001275.htm)

Q. I need some information….. I smell some problem with my son …..Please guide …….he is very hyperactive and has mood instability and becomes impulsive…..my friend doubts that he may be the case of ADHD……I need some information…..

A. It is very difficult to say whether your son is ADHD or not. Yes the symptoms have some link to ADHD but these symptoms are also related to bipolar. Bipolar relates primarily to mood swings which are not a symptom in ADHD. So take him to doctor and go for the diagnosis…..

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Indeed, under the thick foliage of this wood, a world of parrots were flying from branch to branch, only needing a careful education to speak the human language.
But he had gone farther than Athos--for at the village of Festubert, while drinking at an inn, he had learned without needing to ask a question that the evening before, at half-past eight, a wounded man who accompanied a lady traveling in a post-chaise had been obliged to stop, unable to go further.
True, I shall soon be needing further funds if I am to leave these lodgings, but Thedora is hoping before long to receive repayment of an old debt.
She wore a rich peignoir, and her blond hair was half covered by a lace cap: in her attire she was, as always, an elegant woman, fit to figure in a picture of modern aristocratic life: but I asked myself how that face of hers could ever have seemed to me the face of a woman born of woman, with memories of childhood, capable of pain, needing to be fondled?
Now the moon is high; and the great house, needing habitation more than ever, is like a body without life.
It was a shabby house, badly needing a coat of paint, but with the dignity of its period, in a little street between Chancery Lane and Holborn, which had once been fashionable but was now little better than a slum: there was a plan to pull it down in order to put up handsome offices; meanwhile the rents were small, and Athelny was able to get the two upper floors at a price which suited his income.
The prince had been left an orphan when quite a little child, and Pavlicheff had entrusted him to an old lady, a relative of his own, living in the country, the child needing the fresh air and exercise of country life.
The Russians, on the contrary, ought according to tactics to have attacked in mass, but in fact they split up into small units, because their spirit had so risen that separate individuals, without orders, dealt blows at the French without needing any compulsion to induce them to expose themselves to hardships and dangers.
These chosen spirits were to be found also among the deer, dumbly basking, and among the fish, set still in mid-stream, for they were mute sharers in a benignant state not needing any exposition by the tongue.