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partial

pertaining to or having the characteristics of a part of something.

partial budget
see partial budget.
partial pressure
the pressure exerted by a specific gas in a mixture of gases. Because the amount of the gas dissolved in a liquid is proportional to the pressure of the gas on the fluid the concentration of a gas in a fluid is expressed as its partial pressure.
partial thromboplastin time (PTT)
see activated partial thromboplastin time.

Patient discussion about partial

Q. Has anyone had a minimally invasive partial knee replacement? How did it go and are you pleased? I will be having one in the next few weeks and would just like some input. Thanks...

A. Hmm... Never underwent it myself, but you may read some more here:
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00405

and you may also watch it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm6_qxd3P3Q

Take care,

Q. Is ligament heating better than an arthroscopic surgery? I have a partial tear in my left knee (acl) and they wanna operate on me. I heard heating it can solve the problem. is it true?

A. i never heard of "ligament heating" from what i know- ligament has limited ability to regenerate. if partially torn it may need only physiotherapy and care. but if it's torn more then it can heal by itself- you need surgery. this is why there's orthopedics- to evaluate the situation, give you a diagnosis and the recommended treatment. it's always good to second guess because they are only human. you can ask other orthopedics and see what they say.

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References in classic literature ?
If this partiality is to be exerted in favor of those who are concerned in any particular description of industry or property, I presume it will readily be admitted, that the competition for it will lie between landed men and merchants.
In proportion as either prevails, it will be conveyed into the national representation; and for the very reason, that this will be an emanation from a greater variety of interests, and in much more various proportions, than are to be found in any single State, it will be much less apt to espouse either of them with a decided partiality, than the representation of any single State.
It will be sufficient to remark, first, that for the reasons elsewhere assigned, it is less likely that any decided partiality should prevail in the councils of the Union than in those of any of its members.
To this I was silent out of partiality to my own kind; yet here I could plainly discover the true seeds of spleen, which only seizes on the lazy, the luxurious, and the rich; who, if they were forced to undergo the same regimen, I would undertake for the cure.
With my aversion to this cat, however, its partiality for myself seemed to increase.
Hannah was her mother's favorite, so far as Aurelia could indulge herself in such recreations as partiality.
It was enough for her that he appeared to be amiable, that he loved her daughter, and that Elinor returned the partiality.
LAHORE:Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Deputy Chief, Rashid Naseem has said that both the judiciary and the executive should remain within their limits while performing duties and there should not be any impression of partiality in this respect.
This court has to be shown acts or conducts clearly indicative of arbitrariness or prejudice before it can brand them with the stigma of bias or partiality,' Pampilo said.
The mere imputation of bias and partiality is not enough for them (judges} to inhibit, especially when the charge is without basis," the order read.
They complained the DC about the officials' partiality, saying they did not bother to go to the illegal hotels and rickshaw stand during the operation.
He said the internationally declared human rights should be implemented without any selectivity and partiality.

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