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the term most often used as a synonym for a patient who receives health care in an ambulatory care setting, especially when health maintenance rather than illness care is the primary service provided. Sometimes this term is preferred to denote a collaborative relationship rather than a hierarchical one.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


A program that makes a service request of another program, usually running on a server, which then fulfills the request. Web browsers are clients that request HTML files from web servers.
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Psychology Patient Any person who is voluntarily or involuntarily receiving mental health services or substance abuse services from any mental health service provider
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A patron or customer; one who receives a professional service from another; one who seeks or receives advice or therapy from a health care professional.
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[L. cliens, protégé, dependent]
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Patient discussion about client

Q. I ask a client's Dr. to script flexaril for a lower back spasm and he made it for a drug called zanaflex? I am unfamiliar with zanaflex, what is the difference between it and flexaril 25mg? Benefits? Risks? I got him to order the air mattress and extended bed because client is 6'3" and is already bedridden on my 1st day..try to beat the skin breakdown, already stage I decubitis ulcers. I tried to talk the client into slideboard and lift away arm wheelchair...noway..he wants to walk bent with a rolling walker. He already had a lift chair delivered, so he just goes from bed to lift chair. He refuses to let me bathe him. He can't see, and he has me check his draw up on insulin to make sure it's right. He sends the P.T. man right back out the door after he signs the sheet. Difficult pt.!

A. Flexeril and Zanaflex are different drugs but are both muscle relaxants. There are hardly any differences between the two, clinically wise. If the doctor thought one is better than the other for your client I would suggest you take his advice and use the one he gave you.

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Using a smart client application, a claims representative can "undock" data from the local server, plug it into his laptop, go out into the field, review the claim data with a TPA, update the information, bring the laptop back to the office and plug the data back into the local server.
For the development of the Client application could be used the Java Platform for Mobile Devices (J2ME) or C++ for Symbian.
Bob's Music Warehouse consists of several components: a Web browser, a client application, a front-end server, a content database, and a credit card transaction server (see the figure).
In this book, the author shows how to use the powerful LWP library and its related HTML tools to build useful web client applications to automate various tasks on the Web.
Java is a natural for XML processing, and therefore perfect for building SOAP services and client applications. Much of the work being done with SOAP today is being done in Java.
As new data protocols emerge, WAPD provides a way for developers to connect client applications to them.
The revenue growth in the second quarter was said to have been driven mainly by higher demand in a range of products for high speed coherent networks, high speed client applications and access networks.
To use Radio Subway Line 0 users are required to pre-install the client applications on their mobile phones, allowing them access to 19 and a half hours of programming every day.
The FirePass Controller also features an open application programming interface and software developer's kit so that third party application vendors can build secure remote access into their client applications, according to the company.
"This allows our customers to use Shasta's comprehensive subscriber management to deliver a richer set of IP services -- such as intrusion detection, e-mail anti-virus scanning and other primarily customer premises-based or client applications -- from the network," Rodriguez said.
The 12Planet Instant Messaging Server, compatible with Windows Messenger enables companies to use client applications installed under Microsoft 2000/XP, while benefiting from the 12Planet solution with their Java J2EE architecture.

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