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normal

 [nor´mal]
agreeing with the regular and established type. When said of a solution, it denotes one containing one chemical equivalent of solute per liter of solution; e.g., a 0.5 normal (0.5 N) solution has a concentration of 0.5 Eq/l. The use of standard units (Eq/l) is now preferred.
normal saline solution (normal salt solution) physiologic salt solution.

nor·mal (N),

(nōr'măl), Avoid the jargonistic use of this word when the meaning may be obscure or ambiguous, as in normal findings and normal results. Avoid referring to physiologic saline by the obsolete phrase normal saline, which may be misinterpreted as 1 N sodium chloride.
1. Typical; usual; according to the rule or standard.
2. In bacteriology, nonimmune; untreated; denoting an animal, or the serum or substance contained therein, that has not been experimentally or naturally immunized against a microorganism or its products.
3. Denoting a solution containing 1 eq of replaceable hydrogen or hydroxyl per liter; for example, 1 mol/L HCl is 1 n, but 1 mol/L H2SO4 is 2 n.
4. In psychiatry and psychology, denoting a developmentally appropriate level of effective functioning of personality, cognition, and affect that is satisfactory both to people and to their respective social milieu.
5. Referring to a straight line (or plane) at a right angle to another line (or plane).
6. Not diseased or having been subjected to an experimental procedure.
7. A molecular entity having an unbranched carbon chain; usually symbolized by n.
[L. normalis, according to pattern]

normal

/nor·mal/ (nor´m'l)
1. agreeing with the regular and established type.
2. in chemistry, (a) denoting a solution containing, in each 1000 mL, 1 g equivalent weight of the active substance, symbol N or N ; (b) denoting aliphatic hydrocarbons in which no carbon atom is combined with more than 2 other carbon atoms, symbol n- ; (c) denoting salts not containing replaceable hydrogen or hydroxide ions.

normal

(nôr′məl)
adj.
1. Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking observable abnormalities or deficiencies.
2. Occurring naturally and not because of disease, inoculation, or any experimental treatment. Used of immunity.
3. Relating to or being a solution having one gram equivalent weight of solute per liter of solution.
4. Relating to or characterized by average intelligence or development.
n.
The usual or expected state, form, amount, or degree.

normal (N, norm)

[nôr′məl]
Etymology: L, norma, rule
1 describing a standard, average, or typical example of a set of objects or values.
2 describing a chemical solution in which 1 L contains 1 g of a substance or the equivalent in replaceable hydrogen ions.
3 describing people in a nondiseased population.
4 a gaussian distribution.

synovial fluid analysis

Lab medicine The evaluation of SF obtained by aspiration from the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, less commonly from another joint; SFA is commonly performed on younger Pts to detect infection–eg,
with staphylococcus or TB and in older Pts to categorize type of inflammation–eg, rheumatoid arthritis, pseudogout, exclude gout
Synovial fluid analysis*
Type   Appearance  Glucose  WBC/mL PMNs Viscosity  
Normal Clear yellow < 10 mg/dL < 200/µL < 25% ↑
Noninflammatory  Clear yellow < 10 mg/dL < 2000/µL < 25% ↑
Inflammatory  Slightly turbid < 20 mg/dL <5000/µL < 50% ↓
Septic-mild Turbid < 40 mg/dL <50,000/µL  50-90% ↓
Septic-severe Turbid/purulent> 20 mg/dL >50,000/µL > 90% ↓
*after JB Henry, Ed, Clinical Diagnosis & Management by Laboratory Methods, 18th edition, WB Saunders, 1991
‡Synovial fluid and blood difference

Obesity Task Force classification

Bariatric medicine A weight classification based on the body-mass index–BMI, per intl consensus. See Obesity.
Weight type–OTF classification  
Underweight  BMI ≤ 18.5
Normal  BMI 18.5–24.9
Overweight  BMI 25–29.9
Obese  BMI 25–29.9
 Class I   BMI 30–34.9
 Class II   BMI 35–39.9
 Class III   BMI ≥ 40

nor·mal

(nōr'măl)
1. Typical; usual; according to the rule or standard.
2. bacteriology Nonimmune; untreated; denoting an animal, or the serum or substance contained therein, which has not been experimentally immunized against any microorganism or its products.
3. Denoting a solution containing one equivalent of replaceable hydrogen or hydroxyl per liter.
4. psychiatry, psychology Denoting a level of effective functioning that is satisfactory to both the patient and the patient's social milieu.
[L. normalis, according to pattern]

normal

typical, usual and standard physio-logical parameters; expected in the non-diseased healthy population and serving as control values in experiments that manipulate physiological parameters

nor·mal

(N) (nōr'măl)
1. Typical; usual; according to the rule or standard.
2. Referring to a straight line (or plane) at a right angle to another line (or plane).
3. Not diseased or having been subjected to an experimental procedure.
[L. normalis, according to pattern]

normal

1. agreeing with the regular and established type. When said of a solution, it denotes one containing one chemical equivalent of solute per liter of solution; e.g. a 0.5 normal (0.5 N) solution has a concentration of 0.5 Eq/l. The use of standard units (Eq/l) is now generally preferred in pharmacy and clinical medicine although elsewhere molarity (M) is used.
2. in the context of infectious diseases, not immunized or infected.
3. statistically speaking, the values of a variable which follow a bell-shaped or Gaussian distribution.

normal distribution
see normal distribution.
normal limits
limits of the classification of 'normal' in the results of a test.
normal saline
contains 0.9% sodium chloride. Called also isotonic saline.

Patient discussion about normal

Q. i dont feel normal..

A. I think everyone puts too much emphasis on the term "normal". Everyone has a different normal... What is normal for me is not going to be normal for anyone else. I think it is so important for everyone to refrain from comparing themselves to others... One will never feel normal when comparing oneself to others.

If you are feeling less than normal for YOUR normal, I am sorry to hear that you are feeling that way. Try to remember everything is impermanant and this feeling will pass. You are perfectly you!

Q. can you maintain a normal life with bipolar? I saw a movie about a man who has it and I was wondering how do people who have it manage their lives.

A. Everyone has ups and downs wether or not you have bipolar disorder. A person needs to experience a variety of moods to experience life. Different situations call for a different mood/reaction. The goal is never to eliminate a person with bipolar disorders moods, the goal is to stabilize those moods so they do not become the extream moods that a person with bipolar will experience. It is natural to cry, laugh, get angry, get frusterated etc... Treatment is to stabilize those moods so they dont escillate to suicide, excessive spending, jail etc...

Q. what is a blood test called methymalonate for and what is normal reading loss of weight no appitate copd patient

A. It's a blood test used, with homocysteine, to evaluate deficiency of vitamin B12 and folic acid, especially when interpretations of blood tests of these vitamins are borderline or problematic.

The normal range is 70 to 270 nmol/L. However, the interpretation of blood test is more complex than simple range, so if you have any questions or concerns about this subject you may want to consult a doctor.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-vitaminb12.html

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References in classic literature ?
So he closed his eyes and slept normally and comfortably for eight uninterrupted hours.
On the other hand, the overwhelming proportion of young men are so normally non-alcoholic, that, never having had access to alcohol, they will never miss it.
She felt very down-hearted; her hair was of that order which, glossy and smooth normally, is dry and harsh and lustreless for several days after being shampooed.
It was a reddish incandescence which increased by degrees, a decided proof that the projectile was shifting toward it and not falling normally on the surface of the moon.
Hilaire seems to entertain no doubt, that the more an organ normally differs in the different species of the same group, the more subject it is to individual anomalies.
If you or I or any normally made man in the country were accused of this crime, we should be acquitted as an infant would be acquitted of stealing the Nelson column.
The belief that a motive is normally conscious makes it easier to be mistaken as to our own motives than as to other people's.
Normally a kind-hearted girl, she was not in the least sorry for him.
The necessity was not so normally pleasurable as it ought to have been for a man of his age and temperament.
Now a question like this might have been an- swered normally, either in accents of apologetic sorrow or with a visibly suppressed pride, in a "I don't want to boast, but you shall see," sort of tone.
Thus, was the sublime Snigsworth's wrath averted, and thus did he snort no larger amount of moral grandeur at the Corinthian column in the print over the fireplace, than was normally in his (and the British) constitution.
That a creature made--in a genealogical sense--out of a man's rib, and in this particular case maintained in the highest respectability without any trouble of her own, should be normally in a state of contradiction to the blandest propositions and even to the most accommodating concessions, was a mystery in the scheme of things to which he had often in vain sought a clew in the early chapters of Genesis.