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form

(fōrm),
Shape; mold.
[L. forma]

form

In clinical trials, the items and item groups used to capture and display clinical trial data.

form

(fōrm)
Shape; mold.
[L. forma]

form

  1. a neutral term for
  1. a uniform sample of individuals or
  2. any taxon.
  3. the place in which hares lie and may give birth to young.

form

(fōrm)
Shape; mold.
[L. forma]

Patient discussion about form

Q. Is cholesteatoma a form of cancer? My ear Doctor diagnosed me with cholesteatoma. I am very scared. Does this mean I have cancer? Can I die from this?

A. Cholesteatomas are not a form of cancer. They are benign tumors. They can destroy the bones of hearing as they grow, especially when the ear is infected or if water gets into the middle ear with other infections.
Cholesteatomas are not life threatening but should be treated since they can cause complications if are not treated. If not treated, cholesteatomas will eventually erode the bone leading into the inner ear. This can cause nerve loss and deafness as well as severe imbalance and dizziness. The thin plate of bone that separates the roof of the ear from the brain can also be eroded by cholesteatomas. This exposes the covering of the brain. In extreme situations, it can lead to brain infection and other severe complications.

Q. I am suffering form Bipolar Disorder. Hi, this is Mickey. I am suffering form Bipolar Disorder. What can I do to help myself to get better?

A. Go see a professional - it's the best advice I can tell you. Bipolar disorder can be severe, and practically ruin one's life, and there's a good treatment, so my best advice is to seek professional help (doctor, e.g. a psychiatrist).

Meanwhile, you may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bipolardisorder.html

Q. I wish to know whether consumption of probiotics in the form of medicine will have any side effects. I wish to know whether consumption of probiotics in the form of medicine will have any side effects. I wish to know the probable causes that could reduce them in gut?

A. Taking probiotics in pill form might have some side effect especially if taken in excess may lead to some gut infections. You may also feel formation of gas in stomach. Taking on antibiotics or consumption of any toxic food can reduce the probiotics in the guts.

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References in classic literature ?
These latter reefs have been formed whilst the land has been stationary, or, as appears from the frequent presence of upraised organic remains, whilst it has been slowly rising: atolls and barrier-reefs, on the other hand, have grown up during the directly opposite movement of subsidence, which movement must have been very gradual, and in the case of atolls so vast in amount as to have buried every mountain-summit over wide ocean-spaces.
Authors have noticed with surprise, that although atolls are the commonest coral-structures throughout some enormous oceanic tracts, they are entirely absent in other seas, as in the West Indies: we can now at once perceive the cause, for where there has not been subsidence, atolls cannot have been formed; and in the case of the West Indies and parts of the East Indies, these tracts are known to have been rising within the recent period.
Inevitability without content is man's reason in its three forms.
This is the spirit of idealism, which in the history of philosophy has had many names and taken many forms, and has in a measure influenced those who seemed to be most averse to it.
There they see the divine forms of justice, temperance, and the like, in their unchangeable beauty, but not without an effort more than human.
It is also argued that ideas, or rather ideals, must be derived from a previous state of existence because they are more perfect than the sensible forms of them which are given by experience.
They seem, however, to have lost their first aspect of universals under which individuals are contained, and to have been converted into forms of another kind, which are inconsistently regarded from the one side as images or ideals of justice, temperance, holiness and the like; from the other as hypotheses, or mathematical truths or principles.
Geometrical forms and arithmetical ratios furnish the laws according to which the world is created.
The doctrine which is assailed takes two or three forms, but fails in any of them to escape the dialectical difficulties which are urged against it.
Plato also left behind him a most potent instrument, the forms of logic-- arms ready for use, but not yet taken out of their armoury.
A crude conception of the ideas of Plato survives in the 'forms' of Bacon.