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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.
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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In effect (Antommaria does not quite put the point this way), bioethicists can get so caught up with the idea that they work at a "critical distance," maybe especially when they are writing, that they can fail to realize that what they write while "outside" can affect the patient on the "inside."
Although we derived our critical percentages from the analytical bias quality specifications, we cannot use these biases as critical distances because they differ from the distances D of the partitioning case at any value of the critical percentage (see Fig.
In the midrange, however, the critical distance can be both close to the speaker at the bottom of a midrange driver's (or midrange/ woofer's driver's) operating band and rather far away from the system at the top of that driver's range.
The book's main task is to help young seekers realize that if they are to foster a lively faith, they need to "lose" -- that is, gain a critical distance from -- their "religion." As Hoover puts it, "Spiritual growth is always a process of learning and then letting go, of losing our religion and finding our faith again."
13-22), although he does try to gain some critical distance from existing relationships by appealing to a kind of foundational experience in which we "come into the presence of persons," thereby establishing a "person/person relationship." For Kellenberger, it seems, coming into such a relationship involves having an intuitive understanding of the Kantian respect for persons.
And although Ziolkowski claims that Douglass's understanding of the slave songs was "but nascent" while still a slave, and that only after becoming literate does he attain "the critical distance requisite for appreciation" and finds himself "without real community" (156-57), Douglass himself acknowledges no such quantum leap in his understanding of the sorrow of slavery.
At times the nostalgia for Germany overtakes any critical distance to the real place in favor of the idealized projection of a chosen Heimat.
When we discussed this matter in e-mail, in connection with your Summer 2016 permission request, you refused to submit the text for fact-checking on the grounds that "as a means of maintaining critical distance, all textual content is kept under wraps until publication.
Much of what is said is not new, but serves as a backdrop against which the author puts forward his main storyline: how Calvino moved from commitment to scepticism, remaining one of the most lucid and intellectually alert voices of twentieth-century Italian literature, while keeping a critical distance from the political apparatus of the Left.
And in turn, one of the qualities that makes Eisenstadt's film so engaging is her ability to view Valerie from a critical distance.
points out that the postmodern charge of logocentrism, the premise that meaning is achievable, even to the uninitiated, is "the stumbling block of a certain type of literature, biblical and otherwise, parable or historical narrative -- that it makes a lack of critical distance the indispensible condition of `getting it right'" (371).
However, when we consider the situation as readers who can see the perspectives of Gan and T'Gatoi from increased critical distance, we also see an outsider faction of humans trading one form of oppression for another.

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