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crit·i·cal

(krit'ĭ-kăl),
1. Denoting or of the nature of a crisis.
2. Denoting a morbid condition in which death is possible.
3. In sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point.
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critical

(krĭt′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Relating to a medical crisis.
2. Being or relating to a grave physical condition especially of a patient.
3. Relating to the value of a measurement, such as temperature, at which an abrupt change in a chemical of physical quality, property, or state occurs.
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crit·i·cal

(krit'ĭ-kăl)
1. Denoting or of the nature of a crisis.
2. Denoting a morbid condition in which death is possible.
3. In sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

crit·i·cal

(krit'ĭ-kăl)
1. Denoting or of the nature of a crisis.
2. Denoting a morbid condition in which death is possible.
3. In sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about critical

Q. what is the most critical period of pregnancy where i should be more aware? to the environment , diet ... and things like that...

A. The most critical, is unfortunately, the period with the highest chances of the pregnancy not to be noticed - the first weeks of the pregnancy. During the first eight weeks of pregnancy the various organs of the body develop most substantially, also called organogenesis. This is considered the most sensitive period. However, the fetus may be sensitive to insults during the whole pregnancy, so other periods are not "safe".

you may read more here (www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/birthdefects.html)

Q. when is the most critical time during the pregnancy period?

A. the most critical time is during the whole pregnantcy,the most critical time is the first trimester, but i say the whole pregnantcy is critical,

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Although the selection of thresholds is arbitrary, if criticality conditions are met in close dates for more than one of the considered threshold values, then this is considered to be an indication of the validity of performed analysis.
The criticality analysis of infrastructure elements is helpful to design or improve the infrastructures in the long run or short term.
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Tokaimura has billed itself as a "village of atomic energy," since the nation's first research reactor achieved criticality there in 1957.
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Manmohan Singh, on Saturday, congratulated officials and scientists of the Department of Atomic Energy, Indian Navy and the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) on the INS Arihant, India's first nuclear submarine, achieving criticality.
Our Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) argues that all safety precautions have been taken by well-qualified departmental scientists and engineers before taking KKNPP to criticality. But I am sure you will agree that the public, even if they accept the scientific and technical qualifications of DAE staff, is not convinced of their professional or financial integrity.

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