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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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Lebanese parties are divided between adopting a proportional vote, or a hybrid electoral law that includes aspects of the proportional and winner-take-all systems.
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The method of calculating the proportional seats is as follows: for the first proportional seat, divide the number of votes cast in the region for each party's regional slate or for each individual regional candidate by the number of constituency seats that they received in a region + 1.
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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.
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.
Currently under Japan's electoral system, 300 of the lower house's 480 seats are allotted to nationwide single-seat constituencies and 180 through proportional representation in 11 regional blocks.
The Cabinet is still debating a draft electoral law based on proportional representation.
Suleiman has voiced his support for an electoral law based on proportional representation.
The Lib Dems think proportional representation is more democratic, but don't think that a referendum on any EU issue is democratic.
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