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deficit

 [def´ĭ-sit]
a lack or deficiency.
diversional activity deficit deficient diversional activity.
fluid volume deficit deficient fluid volume.
knowledge deficit see knowledge deficit (specify).
oxygen deficit a lack of oxygen, as in hypoxia, anoxia, or insufficient oxygen delivery in comparison to oxygen consumption.
pulse deficit the difference between the apical pulse and the radial pulse, obtained by having one person count the apical pulse as heard through a stethoscope over the heart and a second person count the radial pulse at the same time.
 Assessing the apical-radial pulse to identify a pulse deficit. From Lammon et al., 1995.
reversible ischemic neurologic deficit a type of cerebral infarction whose clinical course lasts longer than 24 hours but less than 72 hours; brain imaging usually reveals an infarct. See also stroke syndrome.
self care deficit any of a group of nursing diagnoses approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as impaired ability to perform basic self care (activities of daily living) in the areas of feeding, bathing/hygiene, dressing/grooming, and toileting. Related factors include diminished strength and endurance, pain or discomfort, impaired mentation, neuromuscular disorder, depression, and anxiety. The defining characteristics for each functional level are readily observed and graded on a scale of 0 to 4. The suggested code for functional level classification is as follows: 0, Completely independent; 1, Requires use of equipment or device; 2, Requires help from another person for assistance, supervision, or teaching; 3, Requires help from another person and equipment or device; 4, Dependent; does not participate in activity.
self care deficit, bathing/hygiene a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete bathing/hygiene activities for oneself; see self care deficit.
self care deficit, dressing/grooming a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete dressing and grooming activities for oneself; see self care deficit.
self care deficit, feeding a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete feeding activities; see self care deficit.
self care deficit, toileting a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete one's own toileting activities; see self care deficit.
visual deficit partial or complete blindness; see communication enhancement: visual deficit.

def·i·cit

(def'i-sit),
The result of consuming or using something faster than it is replenished or replaced.
[L. deficio, to fail]

deficit

A lack of a substance or factor of interest

def·i·cit

(def'i-sit)
The result of consuming or losing something faster than it is replenished or replaced.
[L. deficio, to fail]

Patient discussion about deficit

Q. haemoglobin deficiency Haemoglobin deficiency - 6.3 rbc count less than normal range. platelets are 157000

A. what you describe here is pretty harsh numbers. very very low hemoglobin, low platelets level...have you checked for white blood cells? i recommend seeing a Dr. ASAP. with these numbers there is a good chance that you'll bleed from places that are not supposed to bleed.

Q. Recently I came to know after a test that I am vitamin D deficient so how much vitamin D should I take? I am 26 yrs old and I have fibromyalgia. Recently I came to know after a test that I am vitamin D deficient so how much vitamin D should I take?

A. what is a normal level of vitamin d for a 65 yr old woman?

Q. what can be done for spontaneous hypothermia? is there a deficiency of hormones or anything that can be taken

A. hypothermia can be caused by al sort of things. Some bacterial infections, poisoning, aciduria , hypothyroidism and more. Is this the only symptom? I’m sure there are some others. But I think this could be a good idea to check up with a Dr.

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effectively limiting cyclical deficits to 3 percent of GDP.
Although the evidence regarding cyclical deficits is statistically weaker, their more limited influence on monetary growth rates appears to be similar regardless of whether they occur under Democratic or Republican presidents.
Brad De Long, for example, is certainly right to bemoan excessive postwar experimentation with discressionary spending while hailing the performance of automatic stabilizers, and to regret the fact that voters proved unable to distinguish between beneficial cyclical deficits and harmful structural deficits.
Cyclical deficits are typically caused by temporary economic downturns, whereas structural deficits are caused by long-term gaps between projected revenue growth and the estimated cost of government-funded services.
In that sense, deficit spending and, in particular, cyclical deficits [Url, 1997] should have a significant impact on the performance of the Austrian economy [Tichy, 1994].
Until output returns to its trend level, there is a risk that the borrowing caused by automatic stabilisers may (through increased financing costs) turn cyclical deficits into structural deficits, especially when current output is low relative to previous trends and there is doubt about future trends in output growth and the speed of the recovery.