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dump·ing syn·drome

the syndrome that occurs after eating, most often seen in patients with shunts of the upper alimentary canal that bypass or remove the pylorus; characterized by flushing, sweating, dizziness, weakness, and vasomotor collapse, resulting from rapid passage of large amounts of food into the small intestine, with an osmotic effect removing fluid from plasma and causing relative hypovolemia.

dumping

/dump·ing/ (dump´ing) see under syndrome.
Forensics A term used in 2 different contexts regarding a person’s untimely demise and disposal of the body
Homicide Dumping is an expedient for moving the body of a murder victim(s)—e.g., in the context of organised crime or drug wars
Accidental death When a drug abuser overdoses and dies, his/her friend(s), fearing legal consequences of drug abuse per se, or the potential accusations of homicide, may remove—‘dump’—the body after having first attempted resuscitation, resulting in changes to the body which themselves may mimic homicidal injuries
Gastroenterology See Dumping syndrome
Managed care, ethics Patient dumping The practice, often by private, for-profit hospitals, of transferring indigent, uninsured patients to other, usually public, hospitals for economic reasons; patient-transfer guidelines and laws are generally limited to cases of ‘unstable’ emergencies and women in active labour
Surgery See Dumping syndrome

dumping

Medical ethics Patient dumping The practice, often by private, for-profit hospitals, of transferring indigent, uninsured Pts to other, usually public, hospitals for economic reasons; Pt-transfer guidelines and laws are generally limited to cases of 'unstable' emergencies and ♀ in active labor. Cf 'Anti-dumping' laws Surgery See Dumping syndrome.

dumping

1. shortening the toe of the hoof by rasping down the outside wall; creates a weakness of the wall and is a defect in a shod horse.
2. heavy mechanical compression of a standard bale of wool to about half of its normal size and clamping by metal bands; used to facilitate export shipment.
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The Commission then investigates whether, as a result of the dumping a domestic industry is injured or is likely to be injured or even prevented from being established in Pakistan.
Aside from continually working to provide support on a number of cases under appeal, the EDD is tightening its processes to try to detect SUTA dumping activities before account numbers are assigned and businesses begin reporting.
In recent months, new anti-dumping actions have been brought to counter severe dumping by China--now the world's largest steel producer.
A recent illustration of this was the decision of the European Commission to impose dumping duties on soda ash imports from the United States shortly after finding European producers guilty of operating a cartel (reported Financial Times, 19.
He then tried to photograph the dumpings, but a Navy officer threw his camera overboard.
Although the issue of ocean dumping has captured considerable media attention, many scientists at the meeting expressed more concern about the disaster that could result from a dam break or other accidents at nuclear facilities in the Russian interior.
Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, joined by some City Council members and other officials, said the city is putting all hospitals and ambulance companies on notice that dumping patients on Skid Row will not be tolerated.
SUTA dumping, or State Unemployment Tax Avoidance, typically involves the creation of a new business entity and the transfer of payroll between the old and new entities to reduce unemployment insurance rates.
Still others profit by illegally dumping waste in the ocean or in developing countries, sometimes on behalf of companies eschewing high disposal costs at home.
Massachusetts has sued Starmet and several related companies to enforce state laws against radioactive dumping, but so tar has had little success on the legal front.
The Commission is challenging the practice of 'zeroing', which involves disregarding the negative margins of dumping.
The determination of whether dumping is occurring (and the petition is affirmed) is done by the U.