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(mā'jŏr), This form of the adjective is used with masculine nouns (sulcus major, plural sulci majores) and feminine nouns (pelvis major, plural pelves majores). With neuter nouns the form majus is used (omentum majus, plural omenta majora).
Larger or greater in size of two similar structures.
[L. comparative of magnus, great]
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transfusion guidelines

Transfusion medicine Guidlelines for use of blood components, which are usually written in a hospital's policy manual. See Transfusion criteria, Transfusion medicine.
Transfusion guidelines, general criteria
 < 8g/dL if healthy and stable
 < 11g/dL if Pt is at risk of ischemia
Acute blood loss ≥ 15% (est) blood volume, tachycardia, oliguria
Symptomatic anemia resulting in tachycardia, change in mental status, cardiac ischemia, or SOB Transfusion 1996; 36:144. See Transfusion guidelines.
Packed RBCs  
•  Hemorrhage
•  Active Physiologic instability, including tachycardia, ↓ in systolic BP > 30 mm Hg below baseline, orthostatic hypotension, angina, mental confusion, agitation
•  Chronic Physiologic instability–see above, refractory state.
•  Sickle cell anemia
Refractory crisis, acute lung syndrome, CVA, priapism, hepatic infarct, acute papillary necrosis, general anesthesia, contrast studies
• Platelet count < 30,000/µL
•  Functional platelet deficit
•  Surgical prophylaxis
•  Massive bleeding
•  Active bleeding, fibrinogen < 100 mg/dL
•  Massive bleeding
•  DIC w/ bleeding
•  10 fibrinolysis
Majorin fibrinogen, factor VIII, von Willebrand factor
± in reversible liver disease
Queens Hospital Medical Center, 1990
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Patient discussion about major

Q. Major mood disorder! Hi guys! My topic is all about major mood disorder, bipolar 1 mixed with psychotic features and I would like to ask if I could get some information regarding with its introduction on international, national and local. Hope you all understood what I mean to ask.

A. Methinks all these brain disorders have everything to do with a lack of copper. With all our modern technology and artificial fertilizers and processing of foods, the food has become so depleted of minerals that our bodies and brains have become so depleted that we cannot even function properly. Start taking kelp, calcium magnesium, cod liver oil, flax seed oil, and raw apple cider vinegar. This will bring healing and normal function to the brain and body systems. The emotions will calm down and be more manageable. If you are taking a vitamin with more manganese than copper it will add to the dysfunction. Don't waste your money. There you are! Some solutions rather than more rhetoric about the problem.

Q. I heard that the major risk in diarrhea is dehydration, why is that? How can I avoid that? Are there other dehydration causes I should beware of?

A. vomiting will also dehydrate you about as dangerously as diarrhea fye

Q. Why do I have major headaches during flight landings? I always get really strong headaches just before landing. Lately, they have been so severe that I honestly feel like my head is going to explode. The closer the plane gets to the ground, the more pain I have. After landing, the pain eases a little but I have a headache at least a day or two afterwards. Do anyone have any suggestions?

A. The air pressure change makes air expand and if your ear canal is blocked –there is a severe pressure on your inner ear/estacian tube. This is painful.
You might try swallowing real hard or yawning, or “popping” your ears. This is called "Valsalva" maneuver :

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John Major's career as Prime Minister was a story of extreme contrasts, from the affectionate regard in which he was held after leading Britain through the end of the Gulf War in 1991, to loathing and contempt for much of his second term.
I would back John Major as he calls for a windfall tax but only if it is for the elderly/disabled and others who are entitled to various in and out of work benefits.
John Major was randomly selected as a winner and he was invited to choose from the "Win a Million" draw.
The Labour leader Ed Miliband, his deputy Harriet Harman and the former prime minister Sir John Major will all give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards on Tuesday.
Overall, 36 per cent of those questioned said Thatcher was the most capable leader of the past 30 years, followed by Mr Blair on 27 per cent, Gordon Brown on 11 per cent, Mr Cameron on ten per cent and Sir John Major on seven per cet.
QI HAVE a miniature cricket bat that is autographed by John Major when he was Prime Minister.
I can, however, have some sympathy with my namesake the Prime Minister in the same way that I had some sympathy with the previous Conservative Prime Minister John Major.
1990: John Major became Prime Minister at 47, the youngest PM of the century.
FORMER Conservative Prime Minister John Major is today made a Knight of the Garter, Britain's highest honour.
FORMER Prime Minister John Major last night challenged Tory MPs plotting to oust party leader Iain Duncan Smith to 'put up or shut up'.
THE friend of John Major who was gunned down after trying to stop a bank robbery said today he had been motivated by "anger".
ROD Richards, who was ousted from John Major's anti-sleaze government after he had an extra-marital affair, last night stood by the former Prime Minister.