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A metaphysical sense of having been beckoned by an unknown force to practice medicine and heal others; many doctors feel that they were pulled to study and ethically practice medicine by 'the calling'

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Q. I am confused why it’s called pregnancy…..can someone….please… I have heard of the dangerous ectopic pregnancy and want to know a little more about it as I am confused why it’s called pregnancy…..can someone….please…

A. actually it is called pregnancy because IT IS A PREGNANCY.
but, it happens NOT in normal ways it has to be. in normal condition, the conception will happen in tuba falopii, then few days later the embryo (zygote) will be implanted into the uterus.

in ectopic pregnancy, the transportation of the zygote doesn't happen normally, it can be slower or even cannot make its way into the uterus. if the implantation then occurs in other part rather than endometrium of the uterus, then it is called an ectopic pregnancy.

since it's implanted NOT in the normal place, in the future it will be more likely to develop some problems during the pregnancy.

Q. why do you call Bipolar ... Bipolar? i mean what does it mean?

A. Bipolar disorder is called this way because it is charecterized by two types of obvious mood disorders- depression on the one side, and mania, or hypomania (a manic state, or 'high'), on the other side.

Q. why does it call "cancer"?can you treat cancer?

A. the name came from the appearance of the cut surface of a solid malignant tumour, with the veins stretched on all sides as the animal the crab has its feet, whence it derives its name. Hippocrates first called it in that name after describing few types of cancer.
some of the cancers are treatable but that is a big subject. there are some very nice videos here on the site that can give you a clue about that. just search them there ^ :)

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Calling has been defined in myriad ways in the scientific literature.
Links of Calling to Life Meaning and Life Satisfaction
Pursuing multiple callings: The implications of balancing career and motherhood for women and the church.
A significant source of meaning derives from a greater sense of fulfilling one's calling, or purpose in work.
Keywords-, calling, critical consciousness, family influence, women of color, career development
A career calling can lead to goal-directed tasks that enable women to achieve their career aspirations (Praskova, Creed, & Hood, 2015), and career calling can increase die likelihood of career commitment and success (Duffy, Allan, & Dik, 2011).
That is, they seek to answer their entrepreneurial calling to achieve greater entrepreneurship commitment and satisfaction.
Zhang, Herrmann, Hirschi, Wei, and Zhang (2015) reported that career calling has positive effects on satisfaction with both work and life.
The special issue comes at a time when research on work as a calling has been rapidly accumulating within vocational psychology, management, and allied fields.
Many of the physicians also felt grateful for their callings, as exemplified by the statement, "I think [a calling] really gives you a sense of gratitude for what you've been given, what you've experienced, and a sense that your life has had meaning."
Some participants were not able to articulate their callings, indicating that they were still searching for whatever their calling is or may be.
The means and standard deviations of the two dimensions of calling are presented in Table 2.