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a fact or principle that is not subject to change.
Avogadro's constant Avogadro's number.
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A quantity that, under stated conditions, does not vary with changes in the environment.
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A quantity that, under stated conditions, does not vary with changes in the environment.
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Patient discussion about constant

Q. I have constant pain on my feet more on my bones than anything,do I have arthritis? I do already have plantar fascictis

A. Chronic arthritis is a disease of the elderly and it isn't common to suffer from it in young age, however joint pain or bone pain can be caused by several other reasons, that might not be chronic, such as an infection, excessive physical activity or such. You should see a doctor to evaluate the pain and joint movement. He/ she might send you to do an x-ray to see if there's something they can see that is wrong with the joint or bone (dislocation or fracture).

Q. I have a constant pain in the inside part of my arm. What can it be? In the last few weeks I have noticed that I have a right arm pain. The strange thing is that the pain is in a specific point in the inside part of the arm, very near to the elbow. I thnk the pain started for the first time during a baseball game but I am not sure. I work in a factory and as I sad before I use my right arm for baseball, and this pain hinders me. What can it be?

A. I myself play a lot as a pitcher, and i have the same pain. It is more painful when the forearm is flexed towards the body.
I went to my GP about it because it drove me nuts, and he said that I need to take anti-inflammatory drugs, and if it will not work he will inject me something.
he prescribed me a great medication and I didn't need the injection.

Q. Is it normal for someone with untreated Adult ADHD to have constant, worried thoughts? As a child I was diagnosed with "off the charts" ADHD and took medication which fixed the problem for about 7 years. I ended the medication in junior high and now I am in college. I am no having constant worried thoughts and my mind is always racing. I think this may be the ADHD back now as an adult, would this make sense?

A. Attention Def is often goes hand in hand with Depression. Depression is often missed in diagnosis because the person suggests that they are not sad and don't cry often. Depression might better be described as a feeling of emotional heavyness or pressure without a real reason. This feeling of emotional heavyness is awful and people will try to find reasons to explain why they feel this way so that they can do something about it. Generally, if a person makes a decision about something, such as paying a bill, this heavyness will lift for a while and the person can move on to another thought. When a person is depressed this heavyness is lifted but only for a very short period of time, sometimes only for a few seconds, and the person cannot move on to a new thought. Instead, the tendency is to rethink the same thought over and over to get, although short lived, a bit of emotional releif.

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Despite the term's almost invariable appearance in a UK context, it was apparently invented by the American writer Damon Runyon in the 1930s.
His stiff left jabs invariable followed by powerful right crosses was the hall mark of cool boxing and Harding took the unanimous points decision and the best boxer trophy.
How many times must we report such scenes and the invariable - and wholly justifiable - chorus of criticismwhich follows, more often than not accompanied by claims of underspending?
Hand-made machine production makes it possible to give priority to details, and constant research leads to invariable improvement in esthetics and quality.
Christian interpretations of painting have invariable moved from theology to art, says Austin, and there is a need for an understanding of art that affirms the crucial importance of art for theology.
The freedom is the highest tribute that a borough can bestow but today confers no legal rights beyond an invariable invitation to take part in all important ceremonial occasions.
Only in Britain does one witness the unedifying spectacle of congregations shouting above a final organ voluntary while leaving church rather than sitting down and listening, as is invariable continental practice.
''It is an invariable stand of the DPRK to respond to the U.S.
The only prerequisite and invariable component of the states that offer e-filing is that the practitioner must be accepted into the Federal e-file program; see for more information.
Pretty girls--to whom no favoritism was shown in the usual roughhouse--and a corps of spectacularly ineffectual policemen, the Keystone Cops, were invariable features of Sennett's pictures.
The "debacle" of their testimony, she wrote, "illustrates a truth that many of us learn as children: the invariable inefficacy of the 'Don't blame me - everybody does it' defense." It doesn't work for Malcolm any better than it did for Buckley and Wambaugh.