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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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References in classic literature ?
All," said the major, hastily swallowing his biscuit, "positively all.
Ah," said the major, taking a second biscuit, "that consummation of my happiness was indeed wanting.
That was the general opinion, sir," said the major, "and I" --
The major recovered himself, and resumed his usual calm manner, at the same time casting his eyes down, either to give himself time to compose his countenance, or to assist his imagination, all the while giving an under-look at the count, the protracted smile on whose lips still announced the same polite curiosity.
Oh, no, certainly not on my own account," said the major with a smile and a shake of the head.
His poor mother," murmured the major, trying to get the lachrymal gland in operation, so as to moisten the corner of his eye with a false tear.
Fortunately the major, who was carrying the countess, was still some distance from it.
As for the major and the grenadier, they found their safety in their strength.
Then the major and the grenadier, the general and his wife, remained almost alone on the river bank, a few steps from the spot where the bridge had been.
A score of soldiers and officers, who were armed, formed a guard, commanded by the major, to protect the workers against the desperate attacks which might be expected from the crowd, if their scheme was discovered.
The major, fearing the fury of this first rush, held back the countess and the general, but too late he saw the whole raft covered, men pressing together like crowds at a theatre.
I'll sweep you into the water if you don't take the major and his two companions," cried the stalwart grenadier, who swung his sabre, stopped the departure, and forced the men to stand closer in spite of furious outcries.