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Specific occurrence, such as an episode of illness; often used in terminology of clinical trials.
[L. eventus, outcome, fr. e-, out, + venio, to come]
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1. Error, see there.
2. Misadventure, see there. See Accelerated compensation event, Adverse event, Adverse drug event, Cardiac event, Life event, Mutually exclusive event, Qualifying event, Sentinel event, Signal event, Terminal event, Unusual life event Statistics One or more outcomes of a probability experiment.
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Specific occurrence, such as an episode of illness; often used in terminology of clinical trials.
[L. eventus, outcome, fr. e, out, + venio, to come]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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Q. A tumor was discovered in my kidney how should I prepare myself to the future events?

A. sorry to hear...there are all sorts of tumors in kidneys but generally i recommend first of all talking to your family and explain the situation. but only after you understand what it is and what that means. you will need a lot of support and you don't want to leave your loved ones in the darkness about it. believe me that is the basic in preparing yourself to any tumor therapy.
good luck!!
you'll be fine i'm sure!!

Q. Too many weddings with too many fatty food – any advice? In the last few months I’ve been on a moderate diet, and already lost 10 pounds, but now I’m facing a threat – a series of weddings, all of them with lots of fatty food and cakes tempting me to “just taste them”… Any advice how to avoid these calorie-rich pitfalls? :-)

A. Try to pick the low-calorie food – a wedding doesn’t have to mean you must eat unhealthy food. For example drink water, eat salad etc.

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Master-side event handlers are only used in HW-HW communication, whereas the slave-side event handlers are used in both SW-HW and HW-HW communications.
The Data Notify event handlers are executed as a result of change in status of the buffer located in the channel interface module, for example, when the buffer becomes empty (read-side interface) or the buffer becomes filled with data (write-side interface).
The Start Access event handlers are executed whenever a HW task starts accessing the channel; thus they update the Channel Control Table with the information about the access.
The measured total overhead per event (as calculated from the slowdown of the Web server in the presence of the additional events) was found to be independent of the event frequency in this experiment.(5) Table I shows the total overhead per (null) event handler invocation, for the various machines and timers.
Alpha-500 8253/PII-300 Overhead (/[micro]sec) 8.64 4.45 8253/PIII-500 APIC/PIII-500 Overhead (/[micro]sec) 4.36 0.8 Soft Timers Overhead (/[micro]sec) [approximately equal] 0 The results show that the overhead per event handler invocation with the off-chip hardware timers is substantial, and ranges from 8.64 [micro] secs on the Alpha machine to 4.36 [micro] secs on the 500MHz PIII machine.
The above experiment still does not fully expose the cost of timer events in a real application, because the null event handler makes no memory references.
Additional Key Words and Phrases: Configurable services, customization, event-driven execution, event handlers, membership, mobile computing, microprotocols, modularity, multicast, protocols, remote procedure call, x-kernel.
Microprotocols are structured using events and event handlers, which enhance configurability by minimizing explicit references between modules.
Internally, the framework implements an event-driven execution paradigm, in which event handlers within microprotocols are executed whenever events for which they are registered--for example, message arrival or a timeout--occur [Hiltunen and Schlichting 1993].
* Concrete Event Handler, which implements the customized callback method(s) that process events in an application-specific manner.
The virtual methods provided by the Event Handler base class are Template Methods [7].
A library of standard event handlers that implement dragging, highlighting and other basic behaviors is also provided.