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demand

 [de-mand´]
activated only by the absence of an intrinsic cardiac event, used of an artificial pacemaker. See also demand pacemaker.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·mand

(dē-mand'),
A quantity of a substance, commodity, or service wanted or required.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

de·mand

(dĕ-mand')
1. To ask, claim, or require with urgency or authority.
2. The act or result of demanding.
[Med. L. demando]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

de·mand

(dĕ-mand')
To ask, claim, or require with urgency or authority.
[Med. L. demandare]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about demand

Q. Why is it so hip to be thin and fit???? not everyone can be as thin and as fit as the society demands? was it always like that ? because i feel like if you are gaining a little extra pounds you are doomed !!! people condem you as a less better man in the good case .. in the worst case you won't have friends ....

A. i think that the in the biological way of thinking - people are attracted to what seems healthy, it has more chance of giving healthy child that will survive. in African cultures that food is scarce- being big considered to be healthy and attractive. in our culture- being over weight means unhealthy, but so is too skinny. so going back and forth with a few ponds is fine. but the two extreme situations are unattractive for most men.

Q. My child loves spinach and demands them a lot I wanted to know is there any problem to have them in excess?

A. HELL NO! REWARD THE HELL OUT OF HIM FOR EATING IT! You may also want to tweak it further by introducing him to other healthy dark green leafys like collards, kale, red Swiss chard which he might think is cool to look at; its actually similar in taste to spinach just less bitter! Good for you!

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Specialty paper manufacturers face an increasingly competitive future with large office retail stores demanding more innovative products at lower prices.
The results show, among others, that the teaching is less situation specific, less demanding, and more direct than assumed.
Similarly, performance appears to decline on shifts in excess of 8 hours and where workers perform physically or mentally demanding or repetitive tasks.