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proportional

[prəpôr′shənəl]
pertaining to the relationship between two quantities when a fractional variation of one is always accompanied by the same fractional change in the other.

proportional

In medical ethics, commensurate, that is, acceptably balanced between the risk for harm and the likelihood of benefit.

proportional

values expressed as a proportion of the total number of values in a series.

proportional dwarf
the patient is a miniature without disproportionate reductions or enlargements of body parts.
proportional morbidity
a percentage estimate of the morbidity of a disease in a group. See also proportional morbidity.
proportional mortality
the mortality rate due to a specific disease in a group expressed as a proportion of all of the causes of death in the group. See also mortality rate.

Patient discussion about proportional

Q. I have found that my body weight has high proportion of water in total weight.. I have found that my body weight has high proportion of water in total weight, and it makes me to take less water and there by increasing my thirst, which in turn stresses my body a lot, what can I do to reduce this problem…..?

A. Your body has a way of compensating when it is lacking something. When you are dehydrated, your body will retain fluids, hence the excess water.
drink plenty of water daily and you will find that you will lose this puffiness as your body adjusts to getting what it needs.

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Main circulators (Figure 2) are normally controlled via constant differential pressure or proportional pressure control mode (World Pumps 2009).
The proportional list system allows voters to choose a list with several candidates, instead of selecting only one candidate to represent them in the parliament.
Comparison problems are generally more difficult than missing value problems (Singh, 2000) and do not help students to develop an initial understanding of proportional relationships.
While providing students with opportunities to engage in a variety of proportional reasoning situations is important, it is equally important to expose students to situations that are non-proportional in nature (Bright, Joyner & Wallis, 2003) because students often rely on proportional reasoning in circumstances that do not require it--e.
Under the proportional representation system, political groups and parties submit lists of their candidates before the election and will be given seats in accordance with their share of block votes.
The Orthodox plan would enable every sect to elect its own MPs under proportional representation, with the entirety of Lebanon as a single district.
Prime Minister Najib Mikati has also come out in support of proportional representation as an electoral system, contending that it guarantees maximum representation.
While there are many other examples, one such limiting factor, an important part of any learner's mental tool set, is proportional reasoning.
Mumbai / Coimbatore, March 29 (ANI): A Muslim forum on Saturday demanded representation in parliament proportional to their community's population.
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