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tran·sient

(trans'shĕnt, -sē-ĕnt),
1. Short-lived; passing; not permanent; said of a disease or an attack.
2. A short-lived cardiac sound having little duration (less than 0.12 seconds) as distinct from a murmur; for example, first, second, third, and fourth heart sounds, clicks, and opening snaps.
[L. transeo, pres. p. transiens, to cross over]

transient

[tran′shənt, tran′zē·ənt]
Etymology: L, transire, to go through
pertaining to a condition that is temporary, such as transient ischemic attack.

insomnia

Sleep disorders The perceived or actual inability to sleep one's usual amount of time; a condition characterized by any combination of difficulty with falling asleep, staying asleep, intermittent wakefulness, and early-morning awakening; episodes may be transient, short-term–lasting 2 to 3 wks, or chronic Triggers Illness, depression, anxiety, stress, poor sleep environment, caffeine, abuse of alcohol, heavy smoking, physical discomfort, daytime napping, medical conditions, poor sleep habits–eg, early bedtime, excessive time awake in bed Examples Psychophysiologic–learned insomnia, delayed sleep phase syndrome, hypnotic dependent sleep disorder, stimulant dependent sleep disorder. See Circadian rhythm, Conditioned insomnia, Familial fatal insomnia, Jet lag, Pseudoinsomnia, Rebound insomnia, REM sleep, Sleep disorder, Sleep-onset insomnia.
Insomnia
Chronologic classification
• Transient–eg, 'jet lag'; does not require treatment
• Short term < 3 weeks in duration, due to travel to high altitudes, grieving loss of loved one, hospitalization, pain
• Long term > 3 weeks in duration, eg related to medical, neurologic or psychiatric disorders or addiction
Etiology
• Pharmacologic Due to coffee, nicotine, alcohol
• Rebound (withdrawal) Related to abrupt discontinuation of hypnotic drugs
• Delayed sleep phase Due to shift work, chronic pain, sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome

alopecia

Baldness Dermatology
1. Loss or absence of hair on the scalp.
2. Baldness, see there See Hair replacement, Hot comb alopecia, Moth-eaten alopecia.
Alopecia types
Male pattern
On the front and top–blame mother
Patchy
Alopecia areata–blame mother, angry lover
Permanent
Related to RT–blame radiation oncologist
Total
Alopecia capitis totalis–blame mother
Transient
Due to chemotherapy—cyclophosphamide, cytosine arabinoside, doxorubicin–blame oncologist
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tran·si·ent

(tran'sē-ĕnt)
1. Short-lived; not permanent.
2. A short-lived cardiac sound of short duration as distinct from a murmur.
[L. transeo, pres. p. transiens, to cross over]

tran·si·ent

(trans'shĕnt, -sē-ĕnt)
Short-lived; passing; not permanent.
[L. transeo, pres. p. transiens, to cross over]

transient (tran´zēənt),

adj pertaining to a condition that is temporary or of short duration, usually not recurring.