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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) .
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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Examples of support from students included "this strategy was very effective to learn about change," "I hope I have more opportunities to improve my skills in a changing work environment," and "practicing in class was a great idea." However, not all students accepted the strategy.
Leadership needs to constantly reinforce that evolution of the criteria and rewards is not "changing the plan."
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And yet at the same time I have to say, "Yes, you're doing the right thing, but there is no 'there,' because it's going to keep changing." And I almost feel like they're now saying to me, "You're changing the rules on me.
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It's time to experiment to ensure experiential learning opportunities provide students with insight for the changing times.
Thus the cycle of life begins anew, but with a recent trend toward global warming, the cycle is changing.
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236), the discretion of an examining agent to resolve timing issues is set forth in sections 5.02 through 5.05 of this procedure." Section 5.02 states that "an examining agent proposing an adjustment with respect to a timing issue will treat the issue as a change in method of accounting." Section 5.04 states that "an examining agent changing a taxpayer's method of accounting will impose a [sections] 481(a) adjustment." Finally, pursuant to section 5.05, the examining agent "will effect the change in the earliest taxable year under examination...
Machine suppliers say the addition of a base or mounting plate affixed to the platens is a must for quick mold changing. "No matter what system you put on, you have to standardize the molds.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted to improve health insurance availability for individuals who lose health care coverage due to changing or losing their jobs.