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adjective Not public; in UK medical parlance, private refers to diagnosis or treatment by independent (non-NHS) providers.


owned by an individual person.

private label pet food
a product marketed under the label of the retailer; the house brand.
private law
the law relating to individual persons including contracts, property, torts, wills, matrimony and divorce.
private practice
see private practice.
private practitioner
a veterinarian who conducts a private practice.
private sale
sold by private agreement between buyer and seller; the alternative to sale by auction.

Patient discussion about private

Q. I am upset by the lack of privacy at dialysis centers. Does anyone see their nephrologist in private office? My nephrologist comes to see me and examine me while I am receiving dialysis. I understand his talking to me but the exam is objectionable and I am unable to ask personal questions because everyone is listening. I am told they are all old and don't hear us but that is patronizing and extremely rude. Are there rules against this? Why can't we have office visits where there is some privacy?

A. I live in Sault Ste Marie Ontario Canada and if you need to ask personal questions you can make an appointment to see your doctor in the clinic.
But when I was in Calgary Alberta they would make you a appointment every 3 months to see the doctor.

Q. what would be the best way to protect my teeth from decaying?i fill pain always in my private parties,what prb whenever i take long with out sex,so i would like the advice from my fewwol

A. i fail to see the connection between teeth and groin pain...about the teeth. it's very very simple- get used to a healthy oral hygiene. brush your teeth in the right way twice a day for at least 6 minute. use floss. go to a dental hygienist, she'll guide you through it.

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When completed in late 2007, the Core Laboratory Building will house multiple laboratories for private enterprise as well as a Core Laboratory which will support the University of North Carolina research institutes, private industry, and other institutes established by universities throughout the state to be located on the campus.

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