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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.

critical

/crit·i·cal/ (krit´ĭ-k'l)
1. pertaining to or of the nature of a crisis.
2. pertaining to a disease or other morbid condition in which there is danger of death.
3. in sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point, as a critical mass.

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.

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.

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.

critical

1. a point at which one property or state changes to another property or state.
2. pertaining to a crisis in a disease.

critical care
care of a patient in a life-threatening situation of an illness. Includes artificial life support system.
critical care unit
see intensive care unit.
embryological critical period
the period during the life of the embryo, specific for each body system, during which organ genesis takes place.
critical distance
critical point drying
the technique used in preparing tissues for electron microscopy; to eliminate distortion due to surface tension.
critical temperature
the body temperature above which the animal is said to be fevered. See body temperature.

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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Items assessing perceived criticalness included how much the group dislikes, thinks bad things about, and looks down on the target; items assessing perceived admiration were identical but worded positively (i.
Participants' mean ratings of audience attentiveness, criticalness, and admiration served as the three dependent variables in three separate 2 (Age Group: Children, Early Adolescents) X 2 (Sex: Male, Female) X 3 (Conversation Type: Admiring, Critical, Nonattentive/Nonevaluative) X 2 (Target: Other, Self) analyses of variance (ANOVAs).
A significant main effect of conversation type was also found for ratings of audience criticalness, F(2, 240) = 202.
Differences between the two age groups did emerge for ratings of group criticalness and admiration, but only when the peer group conversation was admiring.
The issue of distortion or bias in social cognition is difficult to address with the present data, as the ratings of attentiveness, criticalness, and admiration are inherently subjective.
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A separate article on the criticalness of an Argentine agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and relations with agreement holdouts is also included in this edition.
Despite of using considerable sum of money (investment) on training and knowing its criticalness there is confirmation that the assessment of training programs is frequently conflicting or missing [10 and 18].
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It is no surprise that the persecution and criticalness that dominates the caregiver-child interaction results in negative working models of self and others and a pervasive mistrust in other people (Thompson-Pope & Turkat, 1993).
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