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v. passed, passing, passes
Medicine To be discharged from a bodily part: The patient had a lot of pain when the kidney stone passed.
1. Medicine To discharge (a waste product, for example) from a bodily part.
2. Medicine To introduce (an instrument) into a bodily cavity.

pass′er n.
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(pas) [Fr. passer, fr L. passare, to step, pace]
To release or discharge matter from the body, e.g., feces, urine, or a kidney stone.
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Q. How flu is passing? I have too small children, and in the class of the older one there’s an outbreak of flu with many sick children. The last time my little son had the flu was like a hell for him, and I really won’t to prevent it. What can I do?

A. The virus (the creature that cause flu is spread in secretions from the nose, mouth etc, and children may be infective even days before they actually have visible disease.
However, simple measures, such as covering the nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing and washing hands thoroughly may minimize the transmission of the flu from child to child.

Q. Can hepatitis pass from mother to her baby? I got hepatitis B when I was given blood in a hospital somewhere in the far east. I’m now pregnant with a baby boy, and I’m a bit worried- Will he also get HBV? I heard that mothers wit HBV must undergo cesarean section instead of regular birth- Is that right? I must add that my liver is fine and I don’t have any active disease at the moment, and so far the pregnancy is OK without any problems. I heard a lot about the importance of breast feeding, and really want to breastfeed him after he’ll be born. Will that be possible?

A. can.but the chance of in utero transmission is oniy 2%.more often it occures at the time of birth.

Q. My child, who has dypraxia, passed both TOVA & BRC. Help, I don't want to put him on ritalin but feel pres Since age 4 my child has received OT, ST and Physiotherpy. He is now 81/2 and has difficulties at school. Last year, after years of therapy, we went to a private Neuro Developmental Physiotherapist and she diagnosed him with Dyspraxia. I thought that my son was good at sport, but when she asked him to do the simplest of task like stand on one leg, or walk one foot infront of the other, he had great difficulty. He has diffculty processing information or thoughts and turning them into actions. This is especially evident in copying from the blackboard. His handwriting is extremely poor, even after many years, at much expence, of intense OT. His attention span is very poor, he daydreams and shuts down in class. The slightest noise, knock on the door, ticking clock etc wil break his concentration. He has passed both TOVA and BRC test, yet I am still under pressure from the school to put him on ritalin. I feel his concentration & attention problems are due to his Dyspraxia. Help

A. ritalin is not a sedative,it acts as a sedative in hyperative people.--methylphenidate is the same as ritalin but is cheeper. i know you are a good parent but sometimes you have to listen to the dr an therapist that work with these kinds of disorders.think about how this effects your child now--later on in life it might cause him to not go to college or get a job,not to say anything about his pears at school. there are a lot of other proplems with this disorder.

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'So no one gets embarrassed, we pass the hat. Whatever you can give, that would be fine as your contribution.'
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MANILA -- There's no excuse not to help, according to convicts at the New Bilibid Prison, so they have decided to pass the hat around and skip one meal a day to raise money for people displaced by the widespread flooding induced by recent heavy monsoon rains.
A Pass the Hat session, featuring top acoustic and Celtic musicians will be another pay-what-you-can event.
Selznick was habitually running out of money, even having to pass the hat to complete "Gone With the Wind." Walt Disney, probably the most creative mind of his generation, ran his company like a corner drugstore.
Strong favourite Perfect Promise, whose jumping at the first three fences was beautiful, tackled the fourth on an imperfect stride and paid the price, bringing down both Shanpallas and Pass The Hat. Happily, the Jimmy Mangan-trained Perfect Promise was none the worse for her tumble, and there should be better days ahead for a horse considered a Crabbie's Grand National possible.
SEVEN Irish-trained horses are among 40 acceptors for Saturday's Gold Cup at Sandown - On His Own, First Lieutenant, Grand Jester, Vics Canvas, Pass The Hat, Guess Again and Heathfield.