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interrupted occurrence, being interspersed with different or opposite events.
alternation of generations metagenesis.


(awl'ter-nā'shŭn), Do not confuse this word with alteration.
The occurrence of two things or phases in succession and recurrently; used interchangeably with alternans.


The occurrence of two things or phases in succession and recurrently; used interchangeably with alternans.

Patient discussion about alternation

Q. Anybody familiar with alternative treatment for ADHD?

A. We use two parallel programs for children with ADHD and all developmental problems. This also includes dyslexia, learning disability, auditory processing disorder, global developmental disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, autism spectrum, failure to thrive, etc. . .

The two programs go hand-in-hand. One is about what caused the developmental process to get stuck or sluggish. The other is about encouraging the developmental process to catch up when it is behind.

Most programs for children with developmental problems attempt to medicate or train away the symptoms. If a child is hyperactive or unfocused, doctors prescribe a medication which reduces hyperactivity or improves focus. This is often hit-and-miss and many children need to take many months for the doctor to find the correct medicine and correct dosage for the child. But these medications do nothing for the underlying cause. The developmental process got stuck and needs to be re-engaged.

From our experience, the &

Q. What are natural or alternative ways to beat depression? I keep reading about how depression is caused by 'chemical imbalances' in the brain, and it feels like I don't stand a chance at beating it without going on Anti-depressants, but I don't want to go down this route cause I'm worried about the side-effects. Can anyone suggest natural ways to beat depression that don't involve medication?

A. Here are couple of alternative ways to treat depression:

but if all of this doesn’t work- I recommend medical help. It can help you immensely. It’s much better then walking around with depression.

Q. Is there any danger in the alternative treatment of Acupuncture? I've been suffering from back pains for about 3 months now. I tried Acupuncture for the first time yesterday and was wondering whether somebody in the community tried it and have any knowledge about the success and dangerous of such a treatment.

A. Hi Justin - Thank you so much for sharing your personal experience with me. You are right, I should ask these questions. I will ask my therapist and follow your advice although the place and the therapist look good and professional to me.

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The relatively infrequent alternations that result in weak verbs include, to begin with, the two variants of alternation A4bW (<eo> ~ <ie> and <eo> ~ <y>), which provide eleven instances containing both nouns (smeoru "ointment" ~ smierwan "to smear") and adjectives (beorht "bright" ~ gebierhtan "to brighten").
A close reading of Plaks and his critics reveals that both fail to acknowledge Yin-Yang alternation and recurrence as a dynamic and open mode of narration.
One of the objectives of the present study is to investigate whether speakers of eastern Andalusian Spanish, particularly from the dialect of Granada, are able to recognize vowels that precede deleted post-nuclear /-s/from those that are not based on a vowel alternation. This study also aims to provide acoustic measurements of vowels preceding final /-s/ deletion from samples taken from speakers of Granada Spanish under two types of tasks, a sociolinguistic interview and an elicitation task.
The spontaneous alternation neurobehavioural test result showed that the 156 mg/kg Allium sativum group had a significantly (P < 0.05) lower spontaneous alternation compared with the control group.
The alternation behaviour represents the consecutive entries into each of the three arms (7).
Current explanations of corruption among public officials usually overlook political alternation. However, Pellegata (2010) argues that if politicians know they have a high possibility of taking office after the next elections, or that they will be back in government after a short period of time, the threat provided by the political-institutional complex, designed to improve the chance of alternation, is not credible.
It extended deep thanks to the Premier for issuing directives to represent Bahrain's workers on the basis of alternation between trade union federations in upcoming conferences so to as to ensure fairness and neutrality in implementing the criteria which were set by the Labour Ministry.
For example, in the paradigm of the verb kulpia 'to wash' two of the three stem groups ending with different vowels contain alternations of three consonants and one of them contains an alternation of two consonants within the same alternation series:
Alternation Convention brings together fans of all ages in the celebration of the alter ego.
To close this discussion, it is necessary to determine whether these instances of alternation and allomorphic variation are still within the bounds of morphology or they belong exclusively in the lexicon.
When the transitive join (NP1 JOIN NP2 [PP (with/to) NP3]) participates in the simple reciprocal alternation, the transitive reciprocal variant presents a direct core argument as object constituted by a conjoined noun phrase: NP1 JOIN [NP2 AND NP3], which presents some semantic constraints: the object must be a collective noun, i.e.

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