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1. a tendency, either physical or mental, toward a given disease.
2. the prevailing temperament or character, giving a degree of predictability to the response to a situation or other stimulus.
3. the plan for continuing health care of a patient following discharge from a given health care facility.


Clinical pharmacology The fate of a therapeutic agent after absorption, which corresponds to the sum of its distribution and elimination, including the alpha and beta portions of a declining serum dose
concentration vs time curve. See Distribution Managed careA Pt's destination after discharge from a hospital.


Follow-up list detailed in the health care record, after the initial episode of care, of services and treatments to be provided to the patient.


n inherent propensity to a particular condition. See also trait, terrain, and constitution.


setting in place.

disposition curve
the graphic representation of changes in the blood concentration of a drug after administration.
drug disposition
getting a drug into its appropriate position in the body and in an appropriate concentration.
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Let me bring up an important difference between my definition and McKitrick's definition of disposition.
McKitrick approvingly cites Sydney Shoemaker's (1984: 221) example of a key, claiming that a "key has a disposition to unlock a certain door" (2003: 159).
Ho4 There is no significance relationship between the prospective teachers' disposition about instructional planning and strategies (DIPS) and their academic achievement scores.
Ho5 There is no significance impact of age on prospective teachers' disposition about instructional planning and strategies (DIPS).
Providing an open place where anyone can come for answers and where questions are encouraged demonstrates this disposition.
The ECU graduate students indicated that flexibility is a key disposition as well.
Analysis: The partial asset disposition election reduced the basis and accumulated depreciation in the building.
Thus, within the right context, Dewey would accept the use of dispositions as a substitute for habits, although he has reservations about the tendency to understand a disposition as requiring outside force to be enacted rather than being seen as an active potentiality.
Some students pointed to disposition elements or areas that they experienced as program themes, such as self-awareness and personal growth.
Feiman-Nemser and Schussler (2010) called for increased attention to a theory of disposition development due to what they perceive as a glaring theoretical hole in most approaches to dispositions in teacher education.
Second, faculty members talked about each disposition separately in terms of how students would know they are displaying the given disposition.
The importance of disposition assessment was stated by Borko, Liston, and Whitcomb (2007).

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