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activated only by the absence of an intrinsic cardiac event, used of an artificial pacemaker. See also demand pacemaker.


A quantity of a substance, commodity, or service wanted or required.


1. To ask, claim, or require with urgency or authority.
2. The act or result of demanding.
[Med. L. demando]


To ask, claim, or require with urgency or authority.
[Med. L. demandare]


n in economics, refers to the buying of services or goods; in dental care, generally denotes the active request for and purchase of dental care services.


the predicted amount of a product or service which will be sold at a stated price.

demand elasticity
the responsiveness with which the demand for a product or service, for example for veterinary services, varies with its price. If there is great flexibility there is elasticity. When the demand is the same irrespective of the price there is inelasticity.

Patient discussion about demand

Q. Why is it so hip to be thin and fit???? not everyone can be as thin and as fit as the society demands? was it always like that ? because i feel like if you are gaining a little extra pounds you are doomed !!! people condem you as a less better man in the good case .. in the worst case you won't have friends ....

A. i think that the in the biological way of thinking - people are attracted to what seems healthy, it has more chance of giving healthy child that will survive. in African cultures that food is scarce- being big considered to be healthy and attractive. in our culture- being over weight means unhealthy, but so is too skinny. so going back and forth with a few ponds is fine. but the two extreme situations are unattractive for most men.

Q. My child loves spinach and demands them a lot I wanted to know is there any problem to have them in excess?

A. HELL NO! REWARD THE HELL OUT OF HIM FOR EATING IT! You may also want to tweak it further by introducing him to other healthy dark green leafys like collards, kale, red Swiss chard which he might think is cool to look at; its actually similar in taste to spinach just less bitter! Good for you!

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1971 [1967]) 'The problem of effective demand with Tugan-Baranovski and Rosa Luxemburg', in his Selected Essays on the Dynamics of the Capitalist Economy 1933-1970, Cambridge, CUP.
The role of the reserve army of labour regulates the level of wages and therefore the level of effective demand.
The celebrated optimism of traditional economic theory, which has led to economists being looked upon as Candides, who, having left this world for the cultivation of their gardens, teach that all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds provided we will let well alone, is also to be traced, I think, to their having neglected to take account of the drag on prosperity which can be exercised by an insufficiency of effective demand.
But Keynes's specific development was to approach the potentially destabilising consequences of the rising proportion of investment in the economy via the concept of effective demand.
An effective demand management program will reduce expenses without necessarily reducing electricity consumption.
We will probably see another leg to this as the headwind to the recession is so severe, with a lack of effective demand being the real issue.
The ninth chapter, "Sustainable Production and Consumption", promotes sustainable production and consumption, through appropriate use of environmentally sound technologies and effective demand management.
This limits effective demand for public services and reduces the efficiency in development programmes.
Low interest rates introduced after the US recession in 2000 triggered a housing boom and consumer spending grew rapidly and there was no longer a problem of effective demand.
We call it weak effective demand or under-consumption or lack of consumer confidence.
But by taking purchasing power out of the hands of mass consumers, the savers denied to themselves the kind of effective demand for their products that would justify a reinvestment of their capital accumulations in new plants.
Five Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) are essential to effective Demand Forecasting:

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