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crit·i·cal

(krit'ĭ-kăl),
1. Denoting or of the nature of a crisis.
2. Denoting a morbid condition in which death is possible.
3. In sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point.

critical

/crit·i·cal/ (krit´ĭ-k'l)
1. pertaining to or of the nature of a crisis.
2. pertaining to a disease or other morbid condition in which there is danger of death.
3. in sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point, as a critical mass.

critical

(krĭt′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Relating to a medical crisis.
2. Being or relating to a grave physical condition especially of a patient.
3. Relating to the value of a measurement, such as temperature, at which an abrupt change in a chemical of physical quality, property, or state occurs.

crit·i·cal

(krit'ĭ-kăl)
1. Denoting or of the nature of a crisis.
2. Denoting a morbid condition in which death is possible.
3. In sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point.

crit·i·cal

(krit'ĭ-kăl)
1. Denoting or of the nature of a crisis.
2. Denoting a morbid condition in which death is possible.
3. In sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point.

critical

1. a point at which one property or state changes to another property or state.
2. pertaining to a crisis in a disease.

critical care
care of a patient in a life-threatening situation of an illness. Includes artificial life support system.
critical care unit
see intensive care unit.
embryological critical period
the period during the life of the embryo, specific for each body system, during which organ genesis takes place.
critical distance
critical point drying
the technique used in preparing tissues for electron microscopy; to eliminate distortion due to surface tension.
critical temperature
the body temperature above which the animal is said to be fevered. See body temperature.

Patient discussion about critical

Q. what is the most critical period of pregnancy where i should be more aware? to the environment , diet ... and things like that...

A. The most critical, is unfortunately, the period with the highest chances of the pregnancy not to be noticed - the first weeks of the pregnancy. During the first eight weeks of pregnancy the various organs of the body develop most substantially, also called organogenesis. This is considered the most sensitive period. However, the fetus may be sensitive to insults during the whole pregnancy, so other periods are not "safe".

you may read more here (www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/birthdefects.html)

Q. when is the most critical time during the pregnancy period?

A. the most critical time is during the whole pregnantcy,the most critical time is the first trimester, but i say the whole pregnantcy is critical,

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Consequently, the critical distance will not be a stable point out in front of the speakers, and with virtually all speaker systems it shifts position as the frequency changes.
For speeds less than 22 m/s, the data correspond very closely to a constant distance strategy with a critical distance of 53.
Perhaps it's too early to achieve such critical distance on the US interrogation camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where some 500 men deemed "enemy combatants" in the "war on terror" are being held without charges in 8-by-10-foot metal cages, often shackled, isolated, subjected to abuse and, until the Supreme Court ruling on June 28, lacking recourse to challenge their detention.
By closing the critical distance on which irony depends, a good trendspotter keeps all channels open and thus breaks down customer resistance.
A major problem with Indy Dreams and Urban Nightmares is lack of critical distance from a key concept -- "community" -- that is heavily employed by the anti-Indy forces and the author.
When the point of a recording is to showcase compositions by women, critical evaluation can be something of a political minefield--lavish praise may be construed as evidence that the reviewer approached the recording with low expectations, whereas a more guarded assessment could be taken as sexist churlishness in the guise of critical distance.
This means, of course, that the critical distance corresponding to the critical partitioning proportion must be shorter for [F.
Self-awareness gives you the capacity to achieve a critical distance from stressors and makes you less likely to enter into a reactive mode.
In his penetrating analysis of capitalist society, Simmel also showed that it's possible to combine sympathy and critical distance.
The same mechanism also creates enough incentives to keep a critical distance and to ignore each other as much as possible.
Drawing us through a narrative which begins with Independence and ends with Jefferson's misanthropic withdrawal (as an old and bankrupt Southern gentleman) to his hermitage at Poplar Forest, Kelsall provides a critical distance that allows us to see Jefferson as he could not stand to see himself--the very epitome of America's most unflattering contradictions, an icon of democracy who returned from France carrying hundreds of material objects that had been seized from members of the ancien regime, a president of "the people" who nevertheless found many of them "rubbish" and ruled over others as his lifelong chattel slaves.
The Church no longer stands at a critical distance from the society which it addresses.

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