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conversion of something to a different form.
culture change the sum of the changes that occur in a culture over time in response to various circumstances; such changes result from contact between groups and forces within the culture.
dressing change/wound care in the omaha system, the observing, cleansing, irrigating, or covering of a wound, lesion, or incision.
reciprocal c's the changes seen in leads facing the wall opposite to a myocardial infarction; they were formerly thought to be purely electrical but are now considered a sign of more extensive myocardial damage.
role change in the omaha system, movement away from or into a set of expected behavioral characteristics.


(awl'ter-ā'shŭn), Do not confuse this word with alternation.
1. A change.
2. An act of making something different.


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There was a steady increase in alteration effects with each alteration level (readers looked at distortions of 5%, 25% and 55%).
Potential alteration in elimination as evidenced by indwelling catheter (this problem would have been more accurately stated as "Alteration in urinary elimination with risk of infection related to indwelling bladder catheter")
Sketches with measurements of the alterations (for wheelchair ramps not more than 44" wide, a gradual incline of not more than 1" per linear foot of incline, a blueprint sketch, and location of the proposed ramp are required.
The Act requires public transit authorities to acquire accessible vehicles and make certain alterations to transportation facilities to make the facilities accessible to people with disabilities, including people in wheelchairs.
All 5 of these high priority properties present key components, including size of the system, alteration pattern, known mineralization and attractive setting that compare favourably to existing mining operations in South America.
McDonald's Restaurants Ltd, extensions and alterations, including installation of additional drive thru booth and associated works, alterations to elevations including new cladding to roof and new remote corral, 501 Leeds Road, Huddersfield.
We cannot address differences in sexes in the present study because we limited this behavioral study to the male offspring; our primary goal was to detect behavioral alteration by perinatal BPA exposure in male offspring.
In addition, it may lead to new glasses with a chemistry that prevents alteration layers or encourages an alteration layer that hinders cracks.
In a similar vein, there is preliminary evidence that exposure to environmental neurotoxins during dopaminergic development enhances the susceptibility to accelerated dopaminergic cell death during aging via the common molecular mechanism(s) of the alteration of stress-activated signal transduction pathways, expression of differentiation transcription factors, survival factors or phenotype marker proteins in the nigral dopaminergic neurons.
With regard to alterations, more than 50 percent of the buildings said they did not have an architect or an engineer to review each alteration apartment project.
The Report has confirmed the presence of an extensive hydrothermal alteration system possibly related to magmatic intrusions at depth.