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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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Maj Jalal remained in touch with his wife on daily basis and was always concerned about their comfort and good life.
Maj Gen Faykes: If you mean aside from this one, it was serving as a squadron commander.
The field is equally excited, according to MAJ Burke.
Maj Ehsan's Company was in mind testing situation when two tanks were hit by IEDs and one APC was lynching on bridge after hitting an IED.
During his 20 years in the military, Maj. Brown served in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Story and photos contributed by Maj. Scott Sadler and Jack Scogin 831st Transportation Battalion
Veterans, friends and members of Maj Howard's family attended the hour- long service, which included a tribute by Col Todd Sweeney, aged 79, who served with him in the daring assault on June 6, 1944.
He paid tribute to the great sacrifice of martyred Maj Ishaq and said the persons sacrificing their lives for the defence of the country were heroes of the nation.
Rauf Ahmad, Spr Mohammad Ashraf, Spr Babar Ali, Following General Officers have been conferred with Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military): Lt Gen Asif Mumtaz Sukhera, Maj Gen Syed Anis Akbar, Maj Gen Abid Ejaz Kahloon, Maj Gen Azhar Saleh Abbasi, Maj Gen Majid Ehsan, Maj Gen Aamir Abbasi, Maj Gen Syed Qaiser Abbas Shah, Maj Gen Tariq Qaddus, Maj Gen Abdullah Dogar, Maj Gen Hamood Uz Zaman Khan, Maj Gen Zafar Ul Haq, Maj Gen Shahid Mahmood, Maj Gen Maqbool Ahmad, Maj Gen Jawad Khaliq Ansari, Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas, Rear Admiral Mohammad Amjad Khan Niazi, Rear Admiral Asif Khaliq, Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Air Vice Marshal Arshad Mahmood.
Results from last weekend's semi-finals were: Class A: 46-48kg Andrew Cain (ERT) won un v Fasil Zaman (Birmingham City); 52-54 Peter McGrail (ERT) Won Maj v Bradley Daws (Phoenix); 63-66 Calum O'Brian (Knowsley V) won maj v (Danny Breeze) Class B: 57-60 Tom Aitchison (Knowlesley Vale) v Tion Gibbs (Hall Green) won maj; 70-75 Tom Whittaker Hart (Rotunda) v Mitchell Roberts (Tom Lowe) won un.
WORCESTER - May 2 was a regular day for troops in Afghanistan, according to Air Force Maj. Christopher Spring.
Maj Roy was flight lead of a two-ship of A-10s tasked on an OEF CAS mission in support of a Troops in Contact involving a downed aircraft.