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stable

 [sta´b'l]
not readily subject to change.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sta·ble

(stā'bĕl),
Steady; not varying; resistant to change.
See also: stabile.
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stable

(stā′bəl)
adj.
1. Resistant to change of position or condition.
2. Not showing or marked by erratic or volatile emotions or behavior.
3. Having no known mode of decay; indefinitely long-lived. Used of atomic particles.
4. Not easily decomposed or otherwise modified chemically.
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sta·ble

(stā'bĕl)
Steady; not varying; resistant to change; often used to describe the opposite of hypermobility in respect to joints.
See also: stabile
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

stable

1. Of an ill person, in a currently unchanging state, neither improving nor deteriorating.
2. Of a personality, not liable to mental disturbances or abnormal behaviour.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

sta·ble

(stā'bĕl)
Steady; not varying; resistant to change.
See also: stabile
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012