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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.
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com·pe·tent

(kom'pĕ-tĕnt)
Capable or qualified; able to perform a task or function.
[L. competo, to be suitable]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

com·pe·tent

(kom'pĕ-tĕnt)
Capable or qualified; able to perform a task or function.
[L. competo, to be suitable]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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