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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]


/ma·jor/ (ma´jer) large; significant; great or greatest in scope, effect, number, size, extent, or importance.

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

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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The next morning Maj Gulfam walked in the field hospital reporting room (commonly known as MI Room) fully dressed in his operational attire.
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Maj Gen Rafei graduated after six months of training the same year.
Major Jeff Mullins, who served with MAJ Martinez at Fort Leavenworth, remembers him as:
Maj Gen Faykes: In the early 1990s the centralization of accounting services in DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service) was the big change.
COL Lee Price, the Project Manager Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems, is proud of the way MAJ Fiorella and his team have fielded CAISI, "Combat service support people traditionally haven't gotten much in the way of communications when a battle is ongoing because they don't move fast and they have a big footprint," said MAJ Price.
There was a round of applause for Maj Peake as the rocket carrying the Soyuz module blasted off from a Russian space centre in Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
As I was communicating with my '2nd-in-Command', Maj Jalal Ud Din Tareen Shaheed, and other command echelons through wireless-set on 21 May 2014 while we were engaged in exchange of fire with the foreign terrorists in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) there was suddenly a silence on the communication network.
Family members, friends and classmates from the Auburn High School class of 1994 have worked to ensure that Maj.
In subsequent orders he issued today (Monday) and broadcast on the state-run SSTV, Kiir also pardoned Maj.
In addition, the decision included the formation of Defense Ministry's reserve force from five military brigades and its headquarters will be based at the Camp (48) as well as the appointment of Maj.