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wean

 [wēn]
1. to discontinue breastfeeding and substitute other feeding habits.
2. to discontinue bottle feeding and substitute feeding by a cup or some other means.
3. in respiratory therapy, to gradually decrease dependence on assisted ventilation until the patient is able to breathe spontaneously. See also ventilator.

wean

(wēn),
To implement weaning.
[A.S. wenian]

wean

(wēn) to discontinue breast feeding and substitute other feeding habits.

wean

(wēn)
tr.v. weaned, weaning, weans
To accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling.

wean

Etymology: AS, wenian, to accustom
1 to induce a child to give up breastfeeding and accept other food in place of breast milk. Many children are ready for weaning during the second half of the first year; some wean themselves.
2 to withdraw a person from something on which he or she is dependent.
3 to remove a patient gradually from dependency on mechanical ventilation.

wean

Old English, to accustom verb Critical care To transition a Pt from dependence on mechanical ventilation–MV to spontaneous auto-regulated breathing. See Pulmonary function tests, V/Q ratio PediatricsTo transition an infant from dependence on maternal–ie, breast milk to milk from other sources or other forms of sustenance.

wean

(wēn)
To implement weaning.
[A.S. wenian]

wean

to discontinue suckling by the dam and substitute other feeding procedures which may include the provision of milk substitutes or replacers.
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The treatment group had significantly more patients successfully weaned than the control group following 28 days of intervention (treatment group 71%, 95% CI 55 to 84%; sham group 47%, 95% CI 31 to 63%).
Parents filled in questionnaires on how their children had been weaned, including how often they ate certain foods.
2] used multiparous crossbreed sows, infused naloxone at a dose of 200 mg/h iv for 8 h, with this high dose they observed that PRL levels decreased after weaning and in naloxone treated sows prolactin levels were similar to those in control treatment, however the hormone levels continued low until 4-5 hs after the naloxone infusion, thereafter, prolactin levels were similar in control and naloxone treated weaned sows.