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1. not obstructed or closed.
2. exposed to the air; not covered by unbroken skin.
3. pertaining to a clinical trial or other experiment in which both subjects and observers know which treatment is administered to each subject, as opposed to a single blind, double blind, or triple blind study.
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1. Not closed; exposed, said of a wound.
2. To enter or expose, as a wound or cavity.
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Vox populi → medtalk Patent, pronounced PAY tent
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Patient discussion about open

Q. How open are you about telling people that you are bipolar? I am studying in a coed college and am high scoring and talented. Actually I am a guitarist who entertains most of my peers. So I have lots of friends. For the past 8 months I could not use my guitar because of my busy study schedule. Without music I feel very depressed. My attitude has changed. My friends started deserting me because of my depression. So I started hating life and checked with a psychiatrist who diagnosed as bipolar. I fear whether I will lose my friends. So this question is to bipolar people: How open are you about telling people that you are bipolar?

A. P.S..we all have problems,god made us all different,acept who you are,and you will be alright.

Q. what are the do and don't do of Allergic people when they go out side to the open land?

A. if seasonal allergy is what you mean -there are certain times a year that you know you get sick. try avoiding long walks in fields of blooming flowers at those times...take antihistamine with you all the time, and don't forget some tissue paper :)

Q. what is the best thing to do to eliminate or to let it be remove without surgery?I'm afraid but laser mayb ok If I can go for laser where can you suggest coz I'm jobless and can't afford to pay.Or is there some remedy that i can take to melt those stones inside my bladder then they can come out through my waste ?

A. Bladder stones, also called bladder calculi, often form when concentrated urine sits in your bladder. Bladder stones usually need to be removed. If the stone is small, your doctor may recommend that you drink an increased amount of water each day to help the stone pass. If the stone is large or doesn't pass on its own, your doctor may need to remove the stone. Bladder stones are usually removed during a procedure called a cystolitholapaxy. This is done by inserting a small tube with a camera at the end (cystoscope) through your urethra and into your bladder to view the stone. Your doctor uses a laser, ultrasound or mechanical device to break the stone into small pieces and then flushes the pieces from your bladder.
I am not familiar with the cost of such procedure.

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Employees in the open-plan offices had the highest level of activity, which was directly related to lower physiological stress levels.
Extending the can help sell One of the best ways to create an open-plan kitchen-diner/family room is to add a ground-floor extension (which can also often be done under your home's permitted development rights) to enlarge the existing kitchen and any rooms you're combining it with, such as a separate dining room.
Dustin said: "The stand-out feature for us is the open-plan living space downstairs and also, when you look out of the back windows, you can see fields and cows and it's just a really nice view."
It is thought the work, together with moves to bring more staff working on the same floor of County Hall as well as the work for the open-plan office, has cost PS31,000.
On the other hand, open-plan offices can be great places for extroverted personality types, or where the job demands it like working in a newsroom, or performing menial tasks which are better done with company.
The purpose of this study was to examine the flow patterns and draft risk in two typical office spaces: a single-person office room and an open-plan office.
I HAVE to say I've got mixed feelings about open-plan offices.
OPEN-plan offices make people sick with workers more likely to suffer stress or catch a cold, a study found.
Stanley Grange has been created from a former Victorian farm courtyard with open-plan offices ranging from 1,000 sq ft to 7,500 sq ft.
Covering 623 sq ft, it has a 22ft open-plan reception with wooden flooring, south-facing balcony and a well-fitted kitchen.
Accommodation: Varies between one and two-bedroom apartments, all with fully equipped luxury kitchens, some open-plan, some divided from living/dining areas.
Business strategy is driving the move from closed- to open-plan offices.