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1. According to Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, the fifth and final stage of dying. Individuals who reach this stage (not all do) come to terms with impending death and await the end with quiet expectation.
2. In organ transplantation, the harmonious integration of grafted tissue into the body of the transplant recipient.
3. Approval or acquiescence (e.g., of a recommended treatment or a functional impairment produced by an illness).


n the act of a person to whom something is offered or tendered by another, whereby he receives that which is offered with the intention of retaining it. A contract is not valid without the acceptance of an offer by the party to whom the offer is made, either expressly or by conduct.
acceptance, absolute,
n an express and positive agreement to pay a bill according to its text.
acceptance, conditional,
n an agreement to pay a bill on the fulfillment of a condition.
acceptance, implied,
n an acceptance interpreted by law from the acts or conduct of the patient.

Patient discussion about acceptance

Q. Mother in law not accepting the diagnosis. Our 3 years old son was diagnosed with autism some time ago, and although it’s not easy, our family and friends support and help us a lot, except my mother in-law (that lives close to us). She refuse to accept the fact that our son has autism, and keeps telling we are just hysteric and with little education our child will grow up just fine. What can we do? Were we wrong when we decided to tell everyone?

A. I believe that it is a matter of time until your mother in-law realizes the full extent of your son's condition. Perhaps now she cannot accept it, and would rather think of him as a normal healthy child, and with time she will grow to understand his needs and capabilities. The most important thing for you to do is keep her involved in his life, so that she will give him all the love he can get from his grandmother, regardless of his autism. It seems to me you are a strong family with great people around you, that will help you with anything you need, so work on what is best for your son, and that is loving him. Don't spend too much time worrying about what others know or believe.

Q. i am allergic to milk products , what are the accepted treatments for this kind of allergy?

A. i too am allergic to milk,and i love milk,so i just cut down my intake of milk,try that,don"t drink as much.

Q. are there are acceptable drugs by the health industry for depression which are not addictive but yet effective

A. As toward other drugs, patients may develop addiction to the mood-improving actions of the medications, so potentially every medication that works has the potential to induce addiction (even medications to other non-psychiatric condition that cause good feeling may do that).

However, the current medications used to treat depression are not considered dangerous in this matter.

You may read more here (, and if you have any questions regarding this subject you may consult a doctor (e.g. a psychiatrist)

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Settlement of valid acceptances received during the extension period is expected to commence on or about February 19, 2007.
To allow time for the remaining shareholders and warrant holders, who wish to accept the offer, Check Point has extended the acceptance period until January 22, 2007, inclusive.
On an Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting on June 30, 2000, the meeting will resolve on a new share issue directed to those holders of options who have accepted the offer during the extended acceptance period.
Having reached the required level of share acceptances, Eaton intends to apply the provisions of applicable law to acquire any Senyuan shares not tendered in the offer and to apply for a de-listing of the shares from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Thompson noted, "However, tools shipped remain in our deferred revenue, and we will report them in revenue upon customers' acceptance.
For US regulatory purposes, SERENA also announces that it reserves the right to reduce the number of acceptances (the "Minimum Percentage") required to fulfil the acceptance condition from 90 per cent.
At the close of the extended acceptance period, 93.
If Talisman AB reduces the percentage requirement for the acceptance condition, Talisman AB will hold the offer open for at least five business days following the reduction of the condition, however, withdrawal rights may not be available during this period.
These forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the Offering Memorandum and Solicitation of Consents and Acceptances and the related Letter of Transmittal, Consent and Acceptances which contains information which more fully describes additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements.
As previously announced the offer has been extended and will remain open for acceptance (and withdrawal) until 3:00 p.
AMVESCAP intends to implement the necessary procedures to acquire compulsorily, pursuant to sections 428 to 430F of the Companies Act 1985, those Perpetual shares for which valid acceptances of the Offer are not received.