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change

 [chānj]
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.

change

(chānj),
An alteration; in pathology, structural alteration of which the cause and significance is uncertain.
Synonym(s): shift

change

(chānj) an alteration.
fatty change  abnormal accumulation of fat within parenchymal cells.
hyaline change  a pale, eosinophilic, homogeneous glassy appearance seen in histologic specimens; it is a purely descriptive term and has a variety of causes.

change

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.

change

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.

change

(chānj)
An alteration; in pathology, structural alteration of which the cause and significance is uncertain.
Synonym(s): shift (1) .

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:

http://www.fmaware.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=6729

hope that helps!

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The whole day becomes a torturous reminder of changelessness and uselessness.
But above all, Plato's views excited the imaginations of subsequent generations because he offered an elegant resolution to the Parmenidian issue of changelessness.
As Audre Lorde writes in the context of white women's guilt about racism, guilt is not conducive to positive change but often an excuse for inaction and defensiveness: "all too often, guilt is just another name for impotence, for defensiveness, destructive of communications; it becomes a device to protect ignorance and the continuation of things the way they are, the ultimate protection of changelessness.
The mountain home of God is pictured by poets in the above discussion as a place of glory, blessedness, changelessness and ease.
Clearly, the Catholic Church is changing, even while it reasserts its changelessness.
Is there not a suspect changelessness about all this?
26) Based on an ethics of changelessness, this system remains profoundly anti-human, and in Chopin's eyes it is unnatural.
It is astonishing to see how readily a belief in change can be integrated with a belief in changelessness, even in cultures whose members have access to voluminous historical records and who agree that history consists not merely of currently desirable constructs but of verifiable facts (p.
Dillingham has pointed out (81), the tortoise casts its shadow over "The Encantadas" just as the whale does over Moby-Dick, and its curse is the same as that which hangs over the islands themselves: its changelessness.
A contrast must be made by philosophy between "the way of truth," concerning the oneness and changelessness of being, and "the way of seeming," concerning our perception of change.
For philosophers, however, the study of change tends to be less intriguing than the study of changelessness.
The illusions of changelessness are very strong in those parts, in fact I don't consider them illusions, becoming gradually and obscurely aware of having a Past--a mean and threadbare thing, but one of my own & most worthily shared.