computer

(redirected from digital computer)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to digital computer: Hybrid computer

com·put·er

(kom-pyū'tĕr),
A programmable electronic device that can be used to store and manipulate data to carry out designated functions; the two fundamental components are hardware, that is, the actual electronic device, and software, that is, the instructions or program used to carry out the function.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

com·put·er

(kŏm-pyūtĕr)
A programmable electronic device that can be used to store and manipulate data to carry out designated functions.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about computer

Q. Where can i get the little computer for kids who have autism? I don't know what its called but its like a little computer or something that reads allowed what the person is writing. Can someone please tell me where to get it. I would love it if my brother had one because he has autism. Thank you!

A. What you want is text-to-speech SOFTWARE that can be loaded on any computer. You paste any text into the onscreen box and it will read it with a synthesized voice. So you have have to be able to highlight, copy, and paste the text.
The link below is a free one. You can find lots more on google if you type in "text to speech".
http://www.naturalreaders.com/

Q. what kind of uses the medicine do with computers related to ultra sound? how does the computer helps the doctors in the ultra sound? what do the compuers use for?

A. the computers help the doctors (in ultrasound cases) to interpret/convert the ultrasound waves into a specific imaging showed in the monitor. by that a doctor can find what is normal or not inside the patient's body.
for pregnancy purposes, it really helps patient in antenatal screening to find some abnormalities (if there's any) and to monitor the fetus' development along the 9-months pregnancy.

yesterday I wrote a short article about ultrasound update : http://doctoradhi.com/blog/?p=388

Q. I work on a computer a lot. Sometimes after all the sitting my back hurts. what can I do to pass the pain? I work on a computer a lot. Sometimes after all the sitting my back hurts. what can I do to pass the pain? I have a know problem in my spine anatomy that is called scoliosis and I am very afraid that all this sitting is hurting my back in a way that I will not be able to fix in the future.

A. Your scoliosis can make your spine very vulnerable to trauma.
Don't neglect this pain. you must go to your physician and tell him about the pain so he will be able to find you some exercises that will be good for you and won't endanger your back.

More discussions about computer
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
Babbage had no immediate successor and it was not until the completion of the first working digital computers in the middle of the present century that people began to take a renewed interest in his ideas.
We use the term digital computer to describe the computers we build, although in fact a true digital computer is an abstraction.
One reason for this is that the term computer is often wrongly interpreted to exclusively denote serial digital computers. But the PC, like the slide rule, is just one example of a device that makes computations.
According to Berry, the first published reference to the use of the digital computer in a foundry-related application was that of Fursund in Denmark (1962), who studied the diffusion of heat into foundry sands as it affected surface finish problems in steel castings.
Service-based solutions provider Intelliplus has entered into an agreement with Telephonetics, a digital computer telephony and speech recognition projects developer.
Integrated into the sleek metal housing is an LCD display digital computer which functions as a clock, altimeter, thermometer and stopwatch.
Integrated into its housing is an LCD-display digital computer that functions as a clock, altimeter, thermometer and stopwatch.
Okabe, along with others from the University of Tokyo and Yokogawa Digital Computer Association, founded the Tahi organization (www.tahi.org) in 1998 to write free software that tested and verified IPv6 implementations.
Data is sent to a digital computer, which processes and displays the image on the monitor.
During the 1950s, Chow managed the design, development, and production in quantity of the digital computer and all-inertial guidance system for the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile.

Full browser ?