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1. the taking or moving of something from one place to another.
2. the moving of a patient from one surface to another. Patients can be taught to transfer safely either independently or with minimal assistance if they can balance in a sitting position.
gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) a type of assisted reproductive technology consisting of retrieval of oocytes from the ovary, followed by placement of oocytes and sperm in the fallopian tubes by laparoscopy.
Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT). Multiple ova and washed sperm are injected into the fallopian tube, where fertilization may occur. From McKinney et al., 2000.
passive transfer the conferring of immunity to a nonimmune host by injection of antibody or lymphocytes from an immune or sensitized donor.
sliding board transfer a method of transferring a patient: a smooth tapered board is placed under the patient and stabilized on the surface to which movement will take place so that the patient can glide across.
tendon transfer surgical relocation of the insertion of a tendon of a normal muscle to another site to take over the function of another muscle inactivated by trauma or disease.
tubal embryo transfer (TET)
1. a method of assisted reproductive technology consisting of retrieval of oocytes from the ovary, followed by their fertilization and culture in the laboratory with placement of the resulting embryos in the fallopian tubes by laparoscopy more than 24 hours after the original retrieval.
2. laparoscopic transfer of cryopreserved embryos to the fallopian tubes.
zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) a type of assisted reproductive technology consisting of retrieval of oocytes from the ovary, followed by their fertilization and culture in the laboratory and the placement of the resulting zygotes in the fallopian tubes by laparoscopy 24 hours after the original retrieval.
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gamete intrafallopian transfer
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Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer. Removal of eggs from the ovary, joining with sperm, and laparoscopically placing same in the fallopian tube via small abdominal incisions
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Gamete intrafallopian transfer Reproduction medicine Removal of eggs from the ovary, joining with sperm, and laparoscopically placing same in the fallopian tube via small abdominal incisions. See Assisted reproduction.
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Abbreviation for gamete intrafallopian transfer.
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Patient discussion about GIFT

Q. husband has horrible rash bil. below knees to his ankles. it is bright red yellow weeping cracks. On statins He has been on zocor for 15 years and we are so afraid this may have something to do with this drug. He has stopped taking the drug because the pain and weakness, and numbness in his legs is considerable

A. i looked up for side effects and i saw only "eczema" as a skin side effect. but it seems odd to me that after 15 years you got this kind of side effect. it should have appeared years ago. you know- it might be a very good idea to go and see a Dr... and not stopping a medication without warning..

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A. good question! most people don't know that Bipolar disorder is not just mood swings that come and go every now and then (if it was - my wife should be diagnosed as bipolar:)) ). it is consisted of long episodes of mania or depression. an episode can be a month or even 6.

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This study benefits gift exchange studies by redescribing scholarly understandings of Paul in terms of gift exchange and then rectifying such studies by demonstrating that such spiritual economies exist; that in them nonmaterial, symbolic gifts work as currency as well as material gifts of service and goods; and that in such economies agents who claim to mediate spiritual, nonmaterial gifts may affect the material significantly, "binding parties into social units and spurring the transmission of goods, currency, and labor services" (140).
(2) Gift exchange can both create and demonstrate a relationship, qualities especially relevant to gifts exchanged in courtship and marriage.
But this domestic, family-centered turn essentially removes the social focus of Christmas gift exchange that Mauss describes as essential.
As this dynamic suggests, gift exchange is invested with life, the purpose of which is to return to its 'place of origin' (Hertz, 1988), for the gift can never fully be separated from the relationships between those who exchange it.
This is typical of many kinds of gift exchange between friends, such as the informal back-and-forth of favors, meals, or birthday presents.
(1) The objective of this paper is to capture gift exchange mechanism in labour market specifically using monetary and non-monetary gifts.
The complicated entwinement of gift exchange with personal relationships and the obligations they entail is given a thorough workout in Shaw's scheme.
Closer to home, I am reminded of a wry gift exchange years ago between my grandparents.
Our branch's December luncheon with a gift exchange is becoming an annual event and was well attended.
Alison Scott's informative study of the paradoxical nature of gift exchange and the quest for patronage in early modern England emphasizes the complex economy involving emerging market forces, established conventions of court culture, and a universal understanding of gift giving as an integral component of a civil society.
Jonson is shown as revelling in the moral complexities of the system of literary gift exchange. Not so Donne, who is shown in a state of moral embarrassment offering a highly ambiguous gift of praise to Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset and royal favorite of James I, on his marriage to the divorced Frances Howard.