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deficit

 [def´ĭ-sit]
a lack or deficiency.
diversional activity deficit deficient diversional activity.
fluid volume deficit deficient fluid volume.
knowledge deficit see knowledge deficit (specify).
oxygen deficit a lack of oxygen, as in hypoxia, anoxia, or insufficient oxygen delivery in comparison to oxygen consumption.
pulse deficit the difference between the apical pulse and the radial pulse, obtained by having one person count the apical pulse as heard through a stethoscope over the heart and a second person count the radial pulse at the same time.
 Assessing the apical-radial pulse to identify a pulse deficit. From Lammon et al., 1995.
reversible ischemic neurologic deficit a type of cerebral infarction whose clinical course lasts longer than 24 hours but less than 72 hours; brain imaging usually reveals an infarct. See also stroke syndrome.
self care deficit any of a group of nursing diagnoses approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as impaired ability to perform basic self care (activities of daily living) in the areas of feeding, bathing/hygiene, dressing/grooming, and toileting. Related factors include diminished strength and endurance, pain or discomfort, impaired mentation, neuromuscular disorder, depression, and anxiety. The defining characteristics for each functional level are readily observed and graded on a scale of 0 to 4. The suggested code for functional level classification is as follows: 0, Completely independent; 1, Requires use of equipment or device; 2, Requires help from another person for assistance, supervision, or teaching; 3, Requires help from another person and equipment or device; 4, Dependent; does not participate in activity.
self care deficit, bathing/hygiene a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete bathing/hygiene activities for oneself; see self care deficit.
self care deficit, dressing/grooming a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete dressing and grooming activities for oneself; see self care deficit.
self care deficit, feeding a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete feeding activities; see self care deficit.
self care deficit, toileting a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete one's own toileting activities; see self care deficit.
visual deficit partial or complete blindness; see communication enhancement: visual deficit.

def·i·cit

(def'i-sit),
The result of consuming or using something faster than it is replenished or replaced.
[L. deficio, to fail]

deficit

A lack of a substance or factor of interest

def·i·cit

(def'i-sit)
The result of consuming or losing something faster than it is replenished or replaced.
[L. deficio, to fail]

Patient discussion about deficit

Q. haemoglobin deficiency Haemoglobin deficiency - 6.3 rbc count less than normal range. platelets are 157000

A. what you describe here is pretty harsh numbers. very very low hemoglobin, low platelets level...have you checked for white blood cells? i recommend seeing a Dr. ASAP. with these numbers there is a good chance that you'll bleed from places that are not supposed to bleed.

Q. Recently I came to know after a test that I am vitamin D deficient so how much vitamin D should I take? I am 26 yrs old and I have fibromyalgia. Recently I came to know after a test that I am vitamin D deficient so how much vitamin D should I take?

A. what is a normal level of vitamin d for a 65 yr old woman?

Q. what can be done for spontaneous hypothermia? is there a deficiency of hormones or anything that can be taken

A. hypothermia can be caused by al sort of things. Some bacterial infections, poisoning, aciduria , hypothyroidism and more. Is this the only symptom? I’m sure there are some others. But I think this could be a good idea to check up with a Dr.

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While the previous literature on the sustainability of the budget deficit has implicitly assumed that its size and whether it is in surplus or deficit does not matter, policymakers may very well take into account these factors when determining expenditures and tax policy.
In addition, and more importantly (at least, from the viewpoint of the purpose of this study), the estimated coefficient on the deficit variable ([RDEF.sub.t]) is positive (as hypothesized) and statistically significant at the one percent level in all three of the estimations; thus, it appears that the real federal budget deficit in the United States acts to elevate each of these three interest rate measures ([COST.sub.t], [NEW.sub.t], and [MORT.sub.t) that affect the profitability and ultimately the solvency of S&Ls in the United States.(2) In principle, this finding of a positive impact of the budget deficit on interest rate measures is consistent with the studies by Barth, Iden, and Russek [3; 4], Hoelscher [11], Cebula [6; 7], Tanzi [16], and Zahid [17].
The budget deficit of 6.6 percent of GDP was the highest recorded during the five-year tenure of the previous PML-N government.
The government is on track to apply a reform package introduced by the IMF, aiming at cutting the budget deficit to disburse the second instalment of a $12bn loan programme agreed on in November.
Pakistan had already started repaying to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in February this year with a $417 million payment which will also affect government efforts to keep budget deficit in control.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) forecasts a budget deficit of $1.17 trillion for the entire 2012 fiscal year, which started October 1.
"This year we are going to end up with a budget deficit of 4 per cent, next year we will be very lucky if we end up with 6 per cent," Jalloul Ayed told a conference.
In 2010, the budget deficit at the end of June, accumulated during the first six months of the year, has been BGN 1.5 B, or 2.2% from the Gross Domestic Product, GDP.
"The budget deficit was 52.76 billion TL in 2009 which means a 25 percent drop in 2010's budget deficit.
ISLAMABAD, June 1 -- Consolidated budget deficit of the federal and provincial governments during the first nine months (July-March) of the ongoing fiscal year 2009-10 has shot up to Rs 625.960 billion, 4.2 percent of the GDP.
Summary: The government had projected a budget deficit of $2.1 billion for the year.
KARACHI -- Owing to the government's failure to enhance revenues and control expenditures during its first year in power, the public finances further deteriorated with the budget deficit rising to a record Rs3.45 trillion or 8.9pc of the size of the nation's economy.