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tertiary

/ter·ti·ary/ (ter´she-ar″e) third in order.

tertiary

(tûr′shē-ĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Third in place, order, degree, or rank.
2. Of, relating to, or designating the short flight feathers nearest the body on the rear edge of a bird's wing.
3. Chemistry
a. Of, relating to, or having a carbon atom that is attached to three other carbon atoms in a molecule.
b. Of or relating to the replacement of three of several atoms or groups in a compound, such as an amine in which three valences of the functional group are taken by carbon atoms.
c. Of or relating to salts of acids containing three replaceable hydrogen atoms.
n. pl. tertiar·ies
A tertiary feather.

tertiary

[tur′shē·er′ē, tursh′ərē]
Etymology: L, tertius, third
1 third in frequency or order of use.
2 belonging to the third level of sophistication of development, such as a tertiary health care facility.

tertiary

adjective Referring to an advanced level or stage; as in, tertiary healthcare, tertiary syphilis.

tertiary

adjective Referring to a third level

tertiary

The ordinal that follows primary and secondary, used especially when the third stage of a disease has distinct characteristics, as in SYPHILIS.

tertiary

third in order.

tertiary care
that provided by a veterinary school or equivalent institution, staffed by specialists and providing advanced diagnostic procedures.
tertiary structure proteins
unique structure made up of secondary structure elements (such as helices, β-sheets) folded in a specific way to determine the three-dimensional, biologically-active conformation of a protein.

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Q. I am looking for an Enterprise-wide Hospital Management Software to run a tertiary level of care Hospital. The software should be an ERP taking into account all the hospital's operation from reception to admission, tranfer, to discharge, including facility management, account department operations to house keeping and Human Resources Management

A. Not really my field, but googling would give you plenty of results, and this one (http://www.business.com/directory/health_care/facilities_and_health_systems/facilities_management/) might be a good place to start your search.

Also, here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_source_healthcare_software) you can find a list of open source healthcare software you may find usefull.

Goodluck!

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The proportion of specimens with counts that overlap a cutoff relates to the probability that a sample from a given tumor will be assigned to the same tertial as its true population mean.
Tertial cutoffs of the current study were similar to those for a set of more than 600 node-negative invasive breast carcinomas in which most mitotic counts were performed by pathologists other than J.
Breast carcinomas with proliferation indices in the low tertial had distinctly better prognosis than carcinomas in the mid tertial in 2 sets of patients we have studied, (4,11) and these findings are consistent with reports by other investigators.
Nokia Consumer and Industrial Electronic's first tertial net sales remained at last year's level, while Nokia Cables and Machinery's net sales were up 15%.