indicator

(redirected from Indicators)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to Indicators: Chemical Indicators

indicator

 [in´dĭ-ka″ter]
1. the index finger, or the extensor muscle of the index finger.
2. any substance that indicates the appearance or disappearance of a chemical by a color change or attainment of a certain pH.
prognostic i's factors such as staging, tumor type, and laboratory studies that may indicate treatment effectiveness and outcomes.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·di·ca·tor

(in'di-kā'tŏr, -tōr),
1. In chemical analysis, a substance that changes color within a certain definite range of pH or oxidation potential, or in any way renders visible the completion of a chemical reaction, for example, litmus, phenolsulfonphthalein.
2. An isotope that is used as a tracer.
3. The labeled substance the distribution of which between reactants of a system is used to determine the amount of analyte present.
[L. one that points out]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

indicator

(ĭn′dĭ-kā′tər)
n.
1. One that indicates, especially:
a. A pointer or an index.
b. An instrument used to monitor the operation or condition of an engine, furnace, electrical network, reservoir, or other physical system; a meter or gauge.
c. The needle, dial, or other registering device on such an instrument.
2. Chemistry Any of various substances, such as litmus or phenolphthalein, that indicate the presence, absence, or concentration of another substance or the degree of reaction between two or more substances by means of a characteristic change, especially in color.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

in·di·ca·tor

(in'di-kā-tŏr)
1. chemical analysis A substance that changes color within a certain definite range of pH or oxidation potential, or in any way renders visible the completion of a chemical reaction (e.g., litmus, phenolsulfonphthalein).
2. An isotope that is used as a tracer.
3. The labeled substance the distribution of which between reactants of a system is used to determine the amount of analyte present.
[L. one that points out]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

indicator

A substance that undergoes an observable change, usually a change of colour, when a chemical alteration occurs in its environment. Indicators may demonstrate changes in acidity, the presence of various substances, such as sugar or protein in body fluids, or alterations in the concentrations of substances. Indicators are widely used in chemistry and in clinical medicine.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

in·di·ca·tor

(in'di-kā-tŏr)
1. In chemical analysis, a substance that changes color within a certain definite range of pH or oxidation potential, or in any way renders visible the completion of a chemical reaction, e.g., litmus.
2. An isotope that is used as a tracer.
[L. one that points out]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about indicator

Q. What could be the reason? I do go for exercise but the result is not satisfactory to me although I followed good diet, timing etc. What could be the reason?

A. can you list in detail here what you do, what you eat? etc? Your successes and failures? Then we can help you a bit more. Maybe you have plateaued and need to change things up.

Q. What the reasons to the migraine?

A. A migraine headache has many triggers- among which are different foods (cheese, red wine), drinking coffee or caffeine containing beverages, lack of sleep, smoking, drinking alcohol, exposure to strong noise and more. There is also a genetic factor, and you see migraine more in people whose relatives suffer from it too.

Q. what do you think the reason would be? As per the latest statistics that 2 out of 150 kids born in the U.S. has autism, and the incidence rate is increasing, what do you think the reason would be?

A. The actual statistics is not 2 out of 150. It is 1 out of 150. I don't think autism is increasing, I think more children are being labeled as autistic - the condition is more well known than it was 20 years ago.

More discussions about indicator
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
Other challenges, Guillen said, include the difficulty of collecting indicators from other ministries, data sensitivity issues and a long process of data clearance to be submitted.
Azerbaijan has the following positions by sub-indicators being a part of this indicator: "The required number of days to start a business" sub-indicator - 17th place, "Regulatory and legal framework for bankruptcy" sub-indicator - 17th place, "Business risks" sub-indicator - 21st place, "Influence of ideas on the company" sub-indicator - 25th place.
The Building Permits Division states that the Indicator's Page comprises of three sections: The first part relates to the structure of the building, which consists of load elements, and roof; to which 50 points are allocated.
The evaluation system that most widely applied in assessing the medical quality in China is the Chinese medical quality indicator system (CHQIS), and the evaluation indicators were generated according to the standards of tertiary general hospitals released by ministry of health in 2011, which emphasizes the public welfare of state-owned hospitals in the contents and indicators of the evaluation.
Forex and stocks trader can download and install indicators into their trading terminals using instructions from our download page - http://www.darkmindfx.com/freedownload.html
There can be many false reads when using indicators, causing one to buy or sell when they would have been better off doing nothing.
Concerning resource efficiency indicators and recycling, the industry organisations call for the recycling factor to be considered as a component of the resource, a position they justify by the fact that end-of-life metal products are usually recycled.
The warehouse includes health indicators from a variety of HHS data sources.
The electronic RH indicator removes the uncertainty associated with colour change indicators by converting the readings to dewpoint.
ERIC Descriptors: Educational Indicators; Academic Achievement; College Entrance Examinations; Scores; School Districts; Central Office Administrators; Grade 11; Grade 12; Advanced Courses; Advanced Placement; Difficulty Level; Identification; High Achievement
In order to sustain the previous hypothesis follow-up we propose a methodology able to identify the innovation level of the proposed IT&C services offshoring, based on a global innovation indicator, [I.sub.I], achieved through the level-headed summing up of three indicators: the indication of the enterprise satisfaction IES, corresponding to the exciting characteristics from Kano's model (Kano, 1984), the indicator of inventiveness, [I.sub.IN], associated to Altshuller's five levels of inventiveness (Altshuller, 1999), and the indicator of ideality, [I.sub.ID], which reflects the degree of ideality, and using the following relation:
introduced its 559 Series of snap-in LED panel mount indicators that feature high-brightness and daylight-viewable versions.