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1. Bringing something into conformance with a standard or norm.
2. Reducing or strengthening a solution so as to render it chemically normal.
3. Adjusting the values in a determination to an arbitrary standard, usually by multiplying all of them by the same factor so that their total equals a value known by an independent determination.


1. Making normal or according to the standard.
2. Reducing or strengthening of a solution to make it normal.
3. Adjusting one curve to another by multiplication of the points of the one by some arbitrary factor.
Synonym(s): normalisation.


n use of physiologic and anatomic mechanisms in a therapeutic context to promote the body's own health restoration and homeostatic responses.


Bringing something into conformance with a standard or norm.
Synonym(s): normalisation.

Patient discussion about normalization

Q. i dont feel normal..

A. I think everyone puts too much emphasis on the term "normal". Everyone has a different normal... What is normal for me is not going to be normal for anyone else. I think it is so important for everyone to refrain from comparing themselves to others... One will never feel normal when comparing oneself to others.

If you are feeling less than normal for YOUR normal, I am sorry to hear that you are feeling that way. Try to remember everything is impermanant and this feeling will pass. You are perfectly you!

Q. can you maintain a normal life with bipolar? I saw a movie about a man who has it and I was wondering how do people who have it manage their lives.

A. Everyone has ups and downs wether or not you have bipolar disorder. A person needs to experience a variety of moods to experience life. Different situations call for a different mood/reaction. The goal is never to eliminate a person with bipolar disorders moods, the goal is to stabilize those moods so they do not become the extream moods that a person with bipolar will experience. It is natural to cry, laugh, get angry, get frusterated etc... Treatment is to stabilize those moods so they dont escillate to suicide, excessive spending, jail etc...

Q. what is a blood test called methymalonate for and what is normal reading loss of weight no appitate copd patient

A. It's a blood test used, with homocysteine, to evaluate deficiency of vitamin B12 and folic acid, especially when interpretations of blood tests of these vitamins are borderline or problematic.

The normal range is 70 to 270 nmol/L. However, the interpretation of blood test is more complex than simple range, so if you have any questions or concerns about this subject you may want to consult a doctor.

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In this case, preservation of all dependencies requires 3NF but then some redundancy is present.
Libkin, "On redundancy vs dependency preservation in normalization: an information-theoretic study of 3NF," in PODS '06.
The following theorem shows that when F satisfies the intersection property then 2NF and 3NF are equivalent.
If F satisfies the intersection property, then R is in 2NF if and only if R is in 3NF.
If R is in 3NF then it is in 2NF [Codd 1972; Ullman 1988; Atzeni and De Antonellis 1993].
If R is in 2NF and |KEYS(F)| [is greater than] 1, then the result that R is in 3NF follows from the definitions of 2NF and 3NF on using Lemma 42.
The next example shows that, in general, when F is monodependent, 3NF does not imply BCNF.
On the other hand, F is monodependent and, in addition, R is in 3NF, since all of A, B, and C are prime.
We next present two special cases when 2NF implies 3NF and 3NF implies BCNF.
We observe that by Example 7 when R is in 3NF with respect to a monodependent set of FDs, F, then |KEYS(F)| may have exponential cardinality.
With respect to normal forms when F satisfies the intersection property, then, by Theorem 44, 2NF and 3NF are equivalent and, by Theorem 48, BCNF has a simple characterization; that is, in this case F is monodependent if and only if either |KEYS(F)| = 1 or [inverted]AY [element of] KEYS(F), |Y| = type(R) - 1.
Similar to the traditional 3NF decomposition [Ullman 1988], we use temporal minimal cover for the T3NF decomposition algorithm.