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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.
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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) .
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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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The whole day becomes a torturous reminder of changelessness and uselessness.
(21) Parmenides' notion of changelessness entered a society that temporarily lacked vexing problems.
Sula resists it because forced stasis (and its denotations of immobility, changelessness, and durability not elected by self) neither is her nature nor represents for her acceptable prospects.
(10) As found in Petrarch, Stampa's lyric commemorations of love point equally to its infinite nature, its break with time, and its changelessness. In all, there are three anniversary sonnets, numbered 155, 209, and 221, in modern editions of the Rime, in addition to the innamoramento sonnet (2), a manifest reworking of Canzoniere 3.
Junk politics takes changelessness as a major cause--changelessness meaning zero interruption in the processes and practices that strengthen existing, interlocking systems of socioeconomic advantage.
Francois Bizot, the French anthropologist and scholar of South-East Asian Buddhism, who was twice a prisoner of the Khmer Rouge (including of its most notorious jailer and torturer, the former mathematics teacher Deuch), and who has recently published a memoir called The Gate, remembered the pre-Lon Nol, pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodians as a people infused with a Buddhist sense of proportion, content with the unceasing regularity of the rural round, with its celebrations, festivals, and comforting changelessness. Not for them the snares and delusions of progress and ever-increasing material consumption that never satisfies, whatever its level.
A history professor at Amherst College, Catherine Epstein puts this changelessness into sharp relief by tracing the rises and falls of some of the most prominent German Communists, from the Weimar Republic to the Third Reich to the Gold War to the post-Cold War era.
Some people, not all of them Catholic, think that the supreme task and glory of the Catholic church is to oppose the world, to throw up a bulwark of changelessness against the giddy whirl of modernity.
Desert environments, he argues, offer "natural tendencies toward changelessness," a characteristic which Islam very quickly adopted to become an "eternalized" tradition.
(29) Changing conditions had indeed made nonsense of the notion of changelessness. Le Quat, one of Chu Van An's students, criticised Buddhists of all social classes because of their belief in the redemption concept.
Canonicity, heredity, changelessness, petrifaction are represented as the massiveness of the Pyrenees and express the indestructibility of a past that drags down the present and kills its possibility for renewal.
Security and changelessness are fabricated by the ego-dominated mind and do not exist in nature.