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integration

 [in″tĕ-gra´shun]
1. assimilation; anabolic action or activity.
2. the combining of different acts so that they cooperate toward a common end; coordination.
3. constructive assimilation of knowledge and experience into the personality.
4. in bacterial genetics, assimilation of genetic material from one bacterium (donor) into the chromosome of another (recipient).
bilateral integration the coordinated use of both sides of the body during activity.
integration of learning the incorporation of previously acquired concepts and behaviors into a variety of new situations, a cognitive performance component of occupational therapy.
primary integration the recognition by a child that his or her body is a unit apart from the environment; it is probably not achieved before the second half of the first year of life.
secondary integration the sublimation of the separate elements of the early sexual instinct into the mature psychosexual personality.
vertical integration the structuring of hospital services in such a manner that a continuum of care is provided.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·te·gra·tion

(in'tĕ-grā'shŭn),
1. The state of being combined, or the process of combining, into a complete and harmonious whole.
2. In physiology, the process of building up, as by, for example, accretion or anabolism.
3. In mathematics, the process of ascertaining a function from its differential.
4. In molecular biology, a recombination event in which a genetic element is inserted.
[L. integro, pp. -atus, to make whole, fr. integer, whole]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

integration

(ĭn′tĭ-grā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of integrating.
b. The state of becoming integrated.
2. Psychology The organization of the psychological or social traits and tendencies of a personality into a harmonious whole.
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integration

Informatics
The successful interfacing of disparate platforms, versions of software, and devices into a coherent functioning information system.
 
Molecular biology
The insertion of bases into a nucleic acid, either DNA or RNA.
 
Psychiatry
(1) The absorption of information, experiences, and emotions into the personality.
(2) The incorporation of functions at various levels of psychosexual development.
 
Vox populi
The incorporation of multiple units into one; assimilation.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

integration

Informatics The successful interfacing of disparate platforms, versions of software, and devices into a coherent functioning information system Psychiatry The incorporation of new and old data, experience, and emotional capacities into the personality; also refers to the organization and amalgamation of functions at various levels of psychosexual development Vox populi The incorporation of multiple units into one; assimilation. See Horizontal integration, Osteointegration, Seamless integration, Vertical integration.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in·te·gra·tion

(in'tĕ-grā'shŭn)
1. The state of being combined, or the process of combining, into a complete and harmonious whole.
See also: sensory integration
2. physiology The process of building up (e.g., accretion, anabolism).
3. mathematics The process of ascertaining a function from its differential.
4. molecular biology A recombination event in which a genetic element is inserted.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

integration

the insertion of DNA from one organism into the recipient genome of another.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

in·te·gra·tion

(in'tĕ-grā'shŭn)
1. In dentistry, attachment of tissue to an alloplastic material.
2. Being combined, or the process of combining, into a complete and harmonious whole.
3. In physiology, the process of building up.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about integration

Q. My child is suffering from autism and was told to have Auditory Integration Therapy…what is it?

A. An Alternative Treatments where the child listens to different sounds with the goal to improve on language comprehension and it helps receive more balanced sensory input from the environment they live in. It has been reported that children had significant behavioral and language gains after this treatment.

Q. How can I get my son into a normal school? He was diagnosed as autistic but he is intelligent and is able to go through normal education. But I don’t want him to be socially disconnected…

A. If done in a proper way it can be an excellent idea! Your son will flourish and will develop as best as he can. But if just moving him to a regular school without any preparation to him, class and teacher- that can end up very bad. So talk to the teacher the headmaster and councilor explain and work up a plan. Then it must be explained to the class. and don’t forget your son…he needs to understand that he might get unpleasant reactions sometimes.

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This is a problem, he argues, for contemporary American religious integrationists because "the lack of structurally pluralist options ...
Self-proclaimed leftists seem to morph into militant integrationists and guilt-dripping white liberals.
Black alienation and bigotry, too, she says, have helped to bury the old integrationist ideal.
Umar II attempted to respond to the demands of the integrationist essentially by introducing a unified taxation policy which removed the bases of discrimination.
Of course, full integrationists reject an examination of individuals and individual decision making by the very nature of their advocacy for full integration.
To make my case, I will use the ideas from <i>The Haverford Discussions</i>, which--significantly-were composed not just by blacks but by black integrationists.
(5) Baldwin later reflected on the cultural pull of Hollywood in The Devil Finds Work (1976), but by then he was largely dismissed as a relic of a past integrationist age.
For some integrationists the class analysis is preferred.
EU integrationists talk of those countries that intend to stay out of the single currency as the "periphery," with the euro-zone as the "core." But in the long term, if enlargement happens on the new terms suggested, it is quite possible that members of the "periphery" may outnumber those of the core.
But he could push integrationists as well as segregationists, as he nearly pestered to death Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, insisting on more action in general and specifically demanding that they join forces with his organization to mount massive direct action protests in Birmingham.
BDI leader Ali Ahmeti had a telephone conversation with PDSH leader Menduh Thaci on demand of integrationists' leader, but there might be frequent meetings between Ahmeti and Thaci as well, reports Almakos.
Furthermore, the pre-Black Power Christian integrationists also argued for the necessity of building pride and self-esteem among blacks--yet not to the extent that the aforementioned would recreate the sins of hypocrisy and self-righteousness that characterized the un-Christian behavior of whites.

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