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1. a characteristic, as of energy or mass, susceptible of precise physical measurement.
2. a measurable amount. adj., adj quan´titative.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. A number or amount.
2. A measurable property of anything.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


(kwŏn′tĭ-tē) [L. quantitas, quantity]
Amount; portion.
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Q. What is the safe amount of alcohol? I like alcohol, but I don’t want to end up an alcoholic. Or even have the problems that come with it (liver problems etc….)

A. the best method is not too drink at all,and you wont have any problems to worry about.

Q. what are the passable amount of sugar one can have while he also diabetic?

A. I'm not sure I understood your question, but the recommended amount of carbohydrates for diabetic patients is 40-65% of the total calories. Generally, diabetic patients are more prone to elevated blood sugar levels after a meal, so food too rich in simple carbohydrates (sugar) are not recommended.

Q. what is the "right" amount , and the safe amount , of alcohol that i can drink? what do a lot alcoh

A. That is different for everyone. You have to take into account a lot of different things like height, weight, gender. Here is a good site with charts to help you find yours: http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/atod/alc_aayb.htm Hope this helps.

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References in classic literature ?
If then our diagram be assumed to represent a considerable amount of modification, species (A) and all the earlier varieties will have become extinct, having been replaced by eight new species (a14 to m14); and (I) will have been replaced by six (n14 to z14) new species.
Owing to the divergent tendency of natural selection, the extreme amount of difference in character between species a14 and z14 will be much greater than that between the most different of the original eleven species.
If, in our diagram, we suppose the amount of change represented by each successive group of diverging dotted lines to be very great, the forms marked a14 to p14, those marked b14 and f14, and those marked o14 to m14, will form three very distinct genera.
Greenwich Food Market, 1231 Greenwich St., Reading; amount: $40,445
525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income: Miscellaneous Income, states that the taxable amount is further limited to the excess of the state income tax deduction over the state and local general soles tax deduction that could have been claimed.
Previously, the amount excludable was the excess of housing expense over a base housing cost amount (a percentage of the salary level of certain government employees).
The terms of the trust document provide the guidelines for computing the annual payment, or the unitrust amount, that is paid to the donor.
* Barry Swartz obtained permanent financing in the amount of $1,680,000 for a five story walk up apartment building on West 139th Street.
Designing pathogenesis studies for arboviruses that accurately simulate natural infection requires quantifying the amount of virus transmitted.
In such a case, the borrower would arguably "receive" a payment from the lender equal to the amount by which the interest rate is reduced.
* Special Purpose Vehicle: A ceding insurer establishes a wholly owned special purpose financial captive insurance vehicle (the "captive reinsurer") in a state that provides for it such as South Carolina, and capitalizes it with an amount necessary to support the reinsurer's operations.
standard, the impairment test for assets (other than goodwill and indefinite-lived intangibles) is commonly referred to as a "two-step approach." First, a company compares the undiscounted cash flows to be derived from the asset's use and eventual disposition to the carrying amount of the asset.