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conversion of something to a different form.
culture change the sum of the changes that occur in a culture over time in response to various circumstances; such changes result from contact between groups and forces within the culture.
dressing change/wound care in the omaha system, the observing, cleansing, irrigating, or covering of a wound, lesion, or incision.
reciprocal c's the changes seen in leads facing the wall opposite to a myocardial infarction; they were formerly thought to be purely electrical but are now considered a sign of more extensive myocardial damage.
role change in the omaha system, movement away from or into a set of expected behavioral characteristics.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


An alteration; in pathology, structural alteration of which the cause and significance is uncertain.
Synonym(s): shift
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noun The alteration, modification, revision, adjustment, adaptation, remodelling, reshaping, rearrangement, transformation, or evolution of ideas, practices, processes, and/or systems.
verb To alter, adjust, adapt, redesign, evolve, or otherwise tweak.
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An alteration in circumstances or events or status quo. See Age change, Benign cellular changes, Chemical change, Conformational change, Fatty change, Sex change, Structural change, Wavy changes.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


An alteration; in pathology, structural alteration of which the cause and significance is uncertain.
Synonym(s): shift (1) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about change

Q. If someone as alcoholism do there eyes change color? My husband says his work mate told him that if you’re an alcoholic your eyes can change color. As an example If you have blue eyes they become a darker blue because of something in your bloodstream?. I think my husband’s workmate is winding my husband up, or is he telling the truth?

A. That is an untruth. The color of the eyes in an alcoholic will not change color. The only thing in the eyes that will change color are the corneas (the whites of the eyes) they will turn yellow due to jaundice and probably cirrhosis of the liver. The skin will also turn yellow with the jaundice.

Q. What types of hormonal changes caused by fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia affects hormones because I feel pain in my back bone. What types of hormonal changes caused by fibromyalgia?

A. Have you ever checked your back pain with a doctor? It may or may not be due to fibromyalgia. Low serotonin levels, low growth hormone levels, and low levels of neuropeptide Y, a component of the feel-good hormone neurotransmitter norepinephrine have been associated with fibromyalgia. Elevated levels of substance P acts as a neurotransmitter and signals the body to experience pain. These pains have also been observed in the spinal cord of fibromyalgia patients.

Q. Have you changed your life and diet because of Fibromyalgia and did that help? I’m with Fibromyalgia. It is very difficult for me to deal with this disease. Anybody else have this problem? Have you changed your life and diet because of Fibromyalgia and did that help?

A. nutrition can really change your health- fibromyalgia is included. giving the body all it's needed nutrients and avoiding a few.
here is a recommended diet for FM:

hope that helps!

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Bayside Casualty Insurance Co., Princeton, N.J., changed its name to AIG Auto Insurance Company of New Jersey on July 20.
Among women whose first two children had the same father, 4% had a low-birth-weight first infant, and 3% a low-birth-weight second infant; however, second infants born to women who changed partners had a higher incidence of low birth weight than first-borns (7% vs.
These sharp changes in the observed monthly fee exaggerate the change in overall fees charged the account holder, because the estimated proportion of institutions levying a charge per check changed in the opposite direction during the same period.
Cigna Life Insurance Co., Bloomfield, Conn., changed its name to Prudential Retirement Insurance & Annuity Co., effective June.
That's the amount of daylight received each 24 hours, an astronomical factor related to Earth's rotation that hasn't changed as the climate has warmed.
97-27, the district director may withhold consent if the method to be changed "would ordinarily be included as an item of adjustment in the years under examination." The combined effect of the two procedures may be to permit the taxpayer's request to languish indefinitely.
However, the fact that information is more readily available has not changed the fundamental problem: asking the right questions.
In 1989, Anne Woodsworth authored an article entitled "Getting Off the Library Merry-Go-Round: McAnally and Downs Revisited." Woodsworth (1989) contends that over half of the ARL libraries changed directors in the preceding three to four years.
economy to examine whether the key links between monetary policy and economic activity appear to have changed appreciably over the past decade.
In the new cell, only the core/cavity plates of the mold are changed. Two movable-side mold-base assemblies operate interchangeably with the double hot-runner system.
Also in 2003, 37 companies changed their names and five companies ceased operations.
It states, "[a]ny change in a taxpayers [sic] treatment of the cost of gasoline pump canopies or the cost of the supporting concrete footings to conform with this revenue ruling is a change in method of accounting to which the provisions of 446 and 481 and the regulations thereunder apply." This indicates that the Service has not changed its position; taxpayers have to treat recovery-period and method changes for MACRS purposes as accounting-method changes.