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impairment

 [im-pār´ment]
1. a decrease in strength or value.
2. any abnormality of, partial or complete loss of, or loss of the function of, a body part, organ, or system; this may be due directly or secondarily to pathology or injury and may be either temporary or permanent. Examples include muscle weakness, incontinence, pain, and loss of joint motion. See also disability and handicap.
functional aerobic impairment (FAI) a ratio comparing the duration of a test performed by the patient with the duration of the test that would be expected for a healthy individual of the same age, sex, and activity level, expressed as a percentage.

im·pair·ment

(im-pār'ment),
A physical or mental defect at the level of a body system or organ. The official WHO definition is: any loss or abnormality of psychological, physiologic, or anatomic structure or function.

impairment

/im·pair·ment/ (im-pār´ment) any abnormality of, partial or complete loss of, or loss of the function of, a body part, organ, or system.
hearing impairment  hearing loss.

impairment

Etymology: L, impejorare, to make worse
any disorder in structure or function resulting from anatomical, physiological, or psychological abnormalities that interfere with normal activities.

impairment

Public safety
Any condition in which a fire protection system (e.g., sprinkler systems, standpipe/hose systems, fire pumps, fire protection water supplies, fire mains, fire alarm systems, special extinguishing systems) cannot perform its designed fire safety function.

impairment

Medtalk An objective handicap, partial disability, loss of function, anatomic or functional defect, which may be temporary or permanent–persisting after appropriate therapy, without reasonable prospect of improvement, ranging from mild to severe, the latter of which precludes any form of gainful employment. See Disability, Handicap, Hereditary hearing impairment, Nonsyndromic hereditary hearing impairment, Specific language impairment, Syndromic hearing impairment. Cf Disability, Incompetence.

im·pair·ment

(im-pār'mĕnt)
Any loss or abnormality of psychological, physiologic, or anatomic structure or function.

impairment (im·perˑ·mnt),

n any disturbance in the function or structure of an organ.

im·pair·ment

(im-pār'mĕnt)
Physical or mental defect at the level of a body system or organ. The official World Health Organization definition reads any loss of psychological, physiologic, or anatomic structure or function.

impairment,

Patient discussion about impairment

Q. What is impaired at .08 blood-alcohol content? Hello there, What is impaired at .08 blood-alcohol content?

A. The limit for workers to enter the protected area of a commercial nuclear power plant is 0.04. (I retired from one in July.)

So to answer your question directly, it impairs your ability to think, work, and make critical decisions.

It affects those around you, especially family if the person persists and drinks irresponsibly all the time.

Drinking affects one's ability to drive an automobile properly, not just for the driver, but for the safety of passengers and those in other autos. If you care for other people, you won't drink and drive.
Don't drink and drive. The law is far too lenient.

You can't get back what you lose when you drink irresponsibly.
What you lose may be things intangible that are the most precious in life.




Q. I would like to improve myself besides taking meds. Can any one advice me? Hi I’m Genaro with FM (Fibromyalgia). I am taking meds regularly which is prescribed by my physician. I would like to improve myself besides taking meds. Can any one advice me?

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References in periodicals archive ?
SECTION 3 DISORDERS COMMONLY ACCOMPANIED BY CEREBRAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENT.
SECTION 4 HELPING CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENT.
To aid the diagnosis and planning of management of dorsal stream dysfunction, our team developed the Cerebral Visual Impairment Question Inventory (Dutton et al.
Spectrum of visual disorders in children with cerebral visual impairment.
Letter to the editor: Cortical visual impairment is not the same as cerebral visual impairment.
Cerebral visual impairment, however, cannot be accurately defined because it is an umbrella term.
We know that these conditions are associated with impaired visual components and according to the vague umbrella term of cerebral visual impairment they belong under this category.
In addition, the inclusion of the visual field, as well as visual perceptual factors, was proposed in the diagnosis of cerebral visual impairment (Jacobson, Ek, Ygge, & Marburg, 2004).
Cortical or cerebral visual impairment (CVI) can result when the visual pathways and visual processing areas of the brain have been damaged (Dutton, McKillop, & Saidkasimova, 2006; Morse, 1999; Salati, Borgatti, Giammari, & Jacobson, 2002).
Cerebral visual impairment (CVI) is the most common cause of visual impairment in children in the developed world (Gronqvist, Flodmark, Tornqvist, Edlund, & Hellstrrm, 2001).
Visual Impairment in Children due to Damage to the Brain: Clinics in Developmental Medicine, edited by Gordon Dutton and Martin Bax, addresses cerebral visual impairment (CVI), "the most common cause of visual impairment in children in the developed world.