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


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


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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Although single nationwide districts provide a high degree of seats-votes proportionality, they tend to be criticized for not forming a (closer) link between the Members of Parliament (MPs) and voters, or rather geographically defined electoral districts.
The data was then analyzed with regard to both the degree of seats-votes proportionality and proportionality of territorial representation (distribution of parliamentary seats among individual regions), including a quantification of the level of parliamentary overrepresentation or under-representation of individual regions of the Slovak Republic with respect to the place of residence of individual MPs.
Mainstream European legal scholarship revolves around three wrong assumptions regarding what proportionality is.
In subsection 1, I show that proportionality is not a principle of positive law, but a reasoning structure of general practical reasoning which is used and applied in legal reasoning.
Laying the Foundation for Proportionality from the Bench
It is at least conceivable that this shift led to a climate of change in which the Advisory Committee felt empowered to take direct action against what it saw as over-discovery by explicitly referencing proportionality and incorporating the proportionality factors into the principal text of Rule 26(b).
In 1983, for example, several of the now-familiar factors of the proportionality analysis were adopted for the first time with the intention of guarding against "redundant or disproportionate discovery by giving the court authority to reduce the amount of discovery that may be directed to matters that are otherwise proper subjects of inquiry.
joined by Justice Kagan, associated proportionality review with
The initial chapters of Proportionality and the Rule of Law examine different conceptions of proportionality and make it evident that there is no common meaning of the doctrine.
As the authors note, Canadian constitutional law has had a pivotal significance in the global spread of proportionality analysis (p.
Barak exalts the courts as the ultimate guardians of constitutional rights and downplays the many and profound differences that exist between countries that have adopted bills of rights and proportionality review.
The principle of proportionality is designed to limit abuse of power and infringement of human rights and freedoms by governments and other public officials to the minimum necessary in the circumstances.

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