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competent

Medspeak
Referring to the ability to perform one or more tasks skillfully and proficiently.
 
Physiology
Referring to a valve or vessel that closes normally or appropriately retains fluid within its lumen.

com·pe·tent

(kom'pĕ-tĕnt)
Capable or qualified; able to perform a task or function.
[L. competo, to be suitable]

com·pe·tent

(kom'pĕ-tĕnt)
Capable or qualified; able to perform a task or function.
[L. competo, to be suitable]

competent,

adj having legal capacity, ability, or authority.

competent

able.

competent bacterial cells
able to take up DNA usually foreign and usually as a plasmid.
immune competent
an individual with a fully functional immune system.

Patient discussion about competent

Q. Would people with bipolar disorder be considered eligible to compete in the olympics? I am a shuttle relay state champion. I won many cups in state and country level. My long-time-goal is to have my name at least on the Olympics list. But here is a new problem to spoil my goal. I am diagnosed as bipolar-I. Now my worry is would people with bipolar disorder be considered eligible to compete in the Olympics? Or will I be able to compete in the Special Olympics?

A. wow...good question...can mental health patient be a special Olympic athletes. i think you should check it out with simple phone call, here is how to locate a special Olympics Program near you:
http://info.specialolympics.org/Special+Olympics+Public+Website/English/Program_Locator/default.htm

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The lady said she would return to her hotel and write by that night's post, to warn the gentleman of the position in which he stood, and to authorize him to refer the matter to a competent and trust-worthy friend known to them both.
Expressing their conviction of the value of Julian's assistance in the most handsome terms, they made it nevertheless a condition of entertaining his proposal that he should submit to examination by a competent medical man.
of the humped Indian cattle, that these had descended from a different aboriginal stock from our European cattle; and several competent judges believe that these latter have had more than one wild parent.
a most competent and excellent man) was a brother of Mr.
We had a plan, Mr Headstone and I, for my sister's education, and for its being advised and overlooked by Mr Headstone, who is a much more competent authority, whatever you may pretend to think, as you smoke, than you could produce, if you tried.
4) Contract award on behalf of other competent authorities
Researchers say there is both a need and an interest for American academic faculty to help foster physicians to become competent in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patient care and to improve LGBT patients' access to competent physicians.
Riyadh, Ramadan 29, 1436, Jul 16, 2015, SPA -- The Security spokesman of the Interior Ministry stated that further to what has been announced relating the incident of a car bombing by its driver at one of the security checkpoints along the road of Al-Ha'ir in Riyadh, resulting in his death and the injury of two security men, accordingly the competent authorities started their investigation in this heinous crime and they found that after the verification of the car driver's identity that his name is Abdullah Fahd Abdullah Al-Rasheed, a Saudi national, born in 1417 AH (1997 AD).
The Institute also recommended that double tax treaties include an arbitration process to settle disputes between countries that cannot be settled by the respective Competent Authorities in a timely manner.
The "eavesdropping" affair should be solved in the institutions with participation of all political parties, a committee must be formed and competent authorities must investigate the case, announced EU Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn for Radio Free Europe.
The parties must determine the competent authorities that will participate in implementation of the agreement.
More than half of the respondents in a Quinnipiac University poll released January 22 said the Obama administration is not competent in running the government.

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