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disposition

 [dis″po-zĭ´shun]
1. a tendency, either physical or mental, toward a given disease.
2. the prevailing temperament or character, giving a degree of predictability to the response to a situation or other stimulus.
3. the plan for continuing health care of a patient following discharge from a given health care facility.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

disposition

Clinical pharmacology The fate of a therapeutic agent after absorption, which corresponds to the sum of its distribution and elimination, including the alpha and beta portions of a declining serum dose
concentration vs time curve. See Distribution Managed careA Pt's destination after discharge from a hospital.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dis·po·si·tion

(dis'pŏ-zish'ŭn)
Follow-up list detailed in the health care record, after the initial episode of care, of services and treatments to be provided to the patient.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
Such things are not predicated of a person in virtue of his disposition, but in virtue of his inborn capacity or incapacity to do something with ease or to avoid defeat of any kind.
For the same disposition of bodily elements, which in the former instance was momentarily present in the case of an access of shame, might be a result of a man's natural temperament, so as to produce the corresponding colouring also as a natural characteristic.
Such a science is classed as a disposition; it has a name, and is called 'boxing' or 'wrestling' as the case may be, and the name given to those disposed in this way is derived from that of the science.
Dohkturov, a little man, sat opposite Weyrother, with an assiduous and modest mien, and stooping over the outspread map conscientiously studied the dispositions and the unfamiliar locality.
Langeron's objections were valid but it was obvious that their chief aim was to show General Weyrother- who had read his dispositions with as much self-confidence as if he were addressing school children- that he had to do, not with fools, but with men who could teach him something in military matters.
"Gentlemen, the dispositions for tomorrow- or rather for today, for it is past midnight- cannot now be altered," said he.
The dispositions for the next battle are planned by him alone.
Her mind, disposition, opinions, and habits wanted no half-concealment, no self-deception on the present, no reliance on future improvement.
Her more fearless disposition and happier nerves made everything easy to her there.
Rather than knowledge of content or skills at teaching, Thornton explore the less tangible teacher quality indicator called teacher dispositions, which have been part of teaching standards for several decades.
Are there extrinsic dispositions? Philosophers have different answers to this question.
The findings of the study comprised that majority of prospective teachers had moderate magnitude of dispositions of instructional planning and strategies.