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profile

 [pro´fīl]
1. a simple outline, as of the side view of the head or face.
2. a graph representing quantitatively a set of characteristics determined by tests.
biophysical profile a numeric scoring system used to assess the well-being of the fetus in high-risk pregnancies, based on the nonstress test combined with sonographic evaluation of fetal breathing, fetal movements, fetal tone, amniotic fluid volume, and, sometimes, the echogenicity of the placenta.
PULSES profile a tool for early functional assessment, comprising assessment of physical condition, upper limb function, lower limb function, sensory components, excretory function, and emotional or mental status.
urethral pressure profile (UPP) a record of the resistance of the urethra to fluid flow, measured as variations in urethral pressure. A liquid or gas is pumped into the bladder with a catheter in place and the catheter is slowly withdrawn while measurements are taken of the pressure at various points in the urethra. It is usually done from the internal orifice to the external orifice in females and from the internal orifice to the sphincter urethrae muscle in males.

pro·file

(prō'fīl),
1. An outline or contour, especially one representing a side view of the human head. Synonym(s): norma (2)
2. A summary, brief account, or record.
[It. profilo, fr. L. pro, forward, + filum, thread, line (contour)]

profile

/pro·file/ (pro´fīl)
1. a simple outline, as of the side view of the head or face.
2. a graph, table, or other summary representing quantitatively a set of characteristics determined by tests.

profile

(prō′fīl′)
n.
1. A side view of an object or a structure, especially of the human head.
2. A formal summary or analysis of data, as of blood, representing distinctive features or characteristics, often in the form of a graph or table.

profile

[prō′fīl]
Etymology: L, profilare, to outline
a short sketch, diagram, or summary relating to a person or thing.

profile

Lab medicine A panel of screening tests used to:
1. Establish a baseline of normalcy for either a certain population–eg, executive profile, or for a limited group of analytes–eg, lipid profile, and.
2. Detect the presence of a particular category of disease–eg, inborn error of metabolism, or cardiovascular disease. See Alcohol profile, B-cell leukemia/lymphoma immunophenotyping profile, Biophysical profile, Bladder profile, Breast tumor profile, Criminal profile, Curvilinear profile, DNA profile, Executive profile, Fingerprint profile, Health profile, Hirsutism profile, Histoplasma antibody profile, Hybrid revascularization profile, Hypercoagulable state profile, Hypersensitivity pneumonitis profile, Hypergonadism profile, Hypertension assessment profile, Immunoprotein profile, Iron-deficiency profile, Lipid profile, Liver cancer profile, Lung profile, Lupus profile, Lymphocyte subset profile, Multiple myeloma profile, Multiple sclerosis profile, Natural killer cell leukemia/lymphoma immunophenotyping profile, Neonatal profile, Obstetric hypercoagulability profile, Obstetric profile, Organ panel, Ova & parasites profile, Perfomance profile, Pheochromocytoma profile, Physician profile, Premarital profile, Provider profile, Renal cancer profile, Respiratory antibody profile, Resume profile, Serum concentration-vs-time profile, Sickness Impact profile, Sjögren profile, Urethral pressure profile, Vasculitis profile, Viral profile Medtalk A longitudinal or cross-sectional aggregation of health care data applied to any segment of a population being served or the individuals or groups providing the service and the statistics obtained therefrom; there are thus Pt, physician, and hospital profiles.

pro·file

(prō'fīl)
1. An outline or contour, especially one representing a side view of the human head.
Synonym(s): norma.
2. A summary, brief account, or record.
3. biowarfare Set of suspected characteristics linked to a person or group allegedly responsible for a terrorist activity or other act involving the use of biologic weapons.
[It. profilo, fr. L. pro, forward, + filum, thread, line (contour)]

pro·file

(prō'fīl)
1. Outline or contour, especially one representing a side view of the human head.
2. A summary, brief account, or record.
[It. profilo, fr. L. pro, forward, + filum, thread, line (contour)]

profile,

n an outline or contour, especially one representing the lateral view of a head.
profile, extraoral radiographic examination,
profile, facial,
profile, hematologic,
n a thorough study of the blood and all its components that is used to diagnose diseases of the blood and to aid in the assessment of an individual's overall health condition. The results are compared with established normal blood values.
profile record,

profile

a simple outline, as of the side view of the body or head; by extension, a graph representing quantitatively a set of characteristics determined by tests. In animals the same purpose may be served by photographing it against a grid background. Profiles are used to determine an animal's conformational similarity to a standard set by a breed society and, especially in ruminants, as an aid to the diagnosis of diseases of the abdomen.

biochemical profile
a panel of tests, usually selected for their ability in the particular species to evaluate the functional capacity of several critical organ systems and general health. The 'profile' may literally be the results plotted on individual, parallel numerical scales, producing a pattern similar to a bar graph.
cost-benefit profile
a written or graphic description of the costs and production returns of an animal enterprise, set out according to a set of standard indices and parameters so that inter-herd comparisons are facilitated. A standard feature in modern animal health and production programs.
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When opportunity arose he would offer to make a more finished sketch of her, he was sure she would like that; her face was interesting, the profile was lovely, and there was something curiously fascinating about the chlorotic colour.
In silhouette against the sky, the profile of the horse was cut with the sharpness of a cameo; it looked across the heights of air to the confronting cliffs beyond.
At some distance away to his right it presented a clean, vertical profile against a background of blue sky to a point half the way down, and of distant hills hardly less blue, thence to the tops of the trees at its base.
Auxiliary equipment includes vacuum sizers and cooling tanks, hauloffs, cutoff saws, coilers, and dies for pipe, tubing, pelletizing, and custom profiles.
Because these profiles are about the medical staff, the first step was to involve the medical staff in defining the categories that were listed in the regulations.
Detailed surveys with market profiles of each sector in the 15 largest meter markets, comprising 80% of the world market volume (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, China, India, Russia)
One ideal application is the curing of rubber profiles.
Woo-filled plastic profiles are growing rapidly in non-structural wood-replacement applications like decking.
Achieving a drug's full sales potential requires teams to be finely attuned to brands' unique strengths and weaknesses - including the realities of markets, clinical profiles and their own companies' capacity to support effective promotion.
With the right combination of die and cooling technologies, there's no reason why extruders of large, complex PVC profiles cannot get up to 50% faster throughput than they are now used to.
This system allows the production of a number of final profiles using the same preform die.
The new upgrade offers advanced user profile management, which makes it easy for IT to create and manage stable, compact profiles for even the most mobile users.