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concordance

 [kon-kor´dans]
in genetics, the occurrence of a given trait in both members of a twin pair. adj., adj concor´dant.

con·cor·dance

(kon-kōr'dants),
1. Agreement in the types of data that occur in natural pairs. For example, in a trait such as schizophrenia, a pair of identical twins is concordant if both are affected or both are unaffected; it is discordant if only one is affected. Likewise, the pairs might be nonidentical twins, or siblings, or husband and wife.
2. A negotiated, shared agreement between clinician and patient concerning treatment regimen(s), outcomes, and behaviors; a more cooperative relationship than those based on issues of compliance and noncompliance.
[L. concordia, agreeing, harmony]

concordance

/con·cor·dance/ (-kord´ins) in genetics, the occurrence of a given trait in both members of a twin pair.concor´dant

concordance

(kən-kôr′dns)
n.
1. Agreement; concord.
2. Genetics The presence of a given trait in both members of a pair of twins.

concordance

[kənkôr′dəns]
Etymology: L, concordare, to agree
the expression of one or more specific traits in both members of a pair of twins. Compare discordance. concordant, adj.

concordance

Lab medicine A measure of test performance corresponding to the proportion of substances tested that are correctly classified as positive or negative, which depends on the prevalence of positives in the population. See Accuracy, Two-by-two table.

con·cor·dance

(kŏn-kōr'dăns)
Agreement in the types of data that occur in natural pairs.
[L. concordia, agreeing, harmony]

concordance

any similar traits occurring in MONOZYGOTIC TWINS or the possessors of similar genes.

con·cor·dance

(kŏn-kōr'dăns)
A negotiated, shared agreement between dentist and patient concerning treatment regimen(s), outcomes, and behaviors; a more cooperative relationship than those based on issues of compliance and noncompliance.
[L. concordia, agreeing, harmony]

concordance

in genetics, the occurrence of a given trait in both members of a twin pair.

Patient discussion about concordance

Q. my boy has ADHD , and according to the doctors , in the worst form it can appear .. is all moody and jumpy and hyper-active and i know it is all part of being ADHD child .. but man ... i need some directing and advices how to keep me on track and by that i mean give my child the full support he needs and should have ... it's not easy to chase him and keep him leveled ... and i did till now with great success .. but now he is 5 years old and he is much more active ... How Should i act around him ? what is the right level of freedom i can deliver him ? someone please help me ... i need advices ...

A. parenting is a hard job. a complicated one, and one you'll surly do mistakes and lots of them. being a parent to an ADHD child,well...needs a hyper active parent too...
there are ways to deal with it but it needs a plan and and tools to work with. when i looked for such, i found this site that gives number of tools. i used some of them and they were very helpful.

http://www.help4adhd.org/living/parenting/WWK2

good luck!

Q. According to my friend he may be an autistic. I am worried but please give me some valuable info? I am worried about my baby who has just completed two years and he cannot speak well like other kids of his age. The most unaccepted thing is that he cannot speak a single word well and he cannot mimic to what I say. According to my friend he may be an autistic. I am worried but please give me some valuable info?

A. A two year baby unable to repeat the words taught to him is a matter of concern. It is too early to diagnose autism at this age as some children gets speech little late. Have patience and watch out for the symptoms for more than six months and if he remains the same, then consult with the doctor for necessary help and support. You can also take some initiative to talk to him because in some cases the kids have developed speech with continuous trial. If he grabs some words from you then it may be a good sign that he may not be autistic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuWWie1DlJY&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vFuYzXE6SzrQ__sleep_center_part_ii_apnea?q=sleep%20disorders&feature=player_embedded

Q. What are the bases of Chinese medicine? what substances make chinese medicine so effective according to people's opinion ...

A. good question...
because chinese medicine is a popular medicine and practiced in different rural areas of China- there is a lot of diversity between different methods. different feet maps for reflexology, different opinions on acupuncture points and such. but the general idea is the same. and believe it or not - the chinese medicine is actually a trial and error based method that developed over 4,000 years.
that is a lot of time to do trial and error...

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References in periodicals archive ?
Although parallel concordancing has been carried out between several European languages, it seems not to have been previously extended to non-alphabetic languages such as Chinese.
Unlike other concordancing programs such as Microconcord (Johns, 1986) or Wordsmith (Scott, 2000), which can be used on any collection of texts, a parallel concordancer must be used on a corpus consisting of parallel texts in two or more languages.
The purpose of marking up texts is to define sentence and paragraph boundaries so that a sentence in one text can be matched with its translation in the other by the parallel concordancing program.
It works in a Windows95/98 environment, and can carry out sentence-by-sentence parallel concordancing in English, Chinese, and Pinyin.