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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.



(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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Defra investigators estimate Owen, who was buying caged eggs at around 35p per dozen and selling them for up to 90p per dozen, may have wrongly passed off around 100 million eggs.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "There were no major incidents and it seemed like it passed off smoothly.
Police said the event had passed off without incident.
A study last year estimated more than 700,000 drivers countrywide had passed off points in the past decade.
There have also been cases where petfood grade meat has been passed off as fit for human consumption.
It would seem, despite all the national media hype that we were going to be holed up in our homes for fear of being accosted by 24-hour drunks, that the imposition of the new licensing laws has passed off smoothly.
The narrative follows the adventures of Rebecca and Doug as they are passed off to their Uncle Fitzroy MacKenzie, captain of the oceanographic research ship Expedient.
Hurston's line, ``They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God,'' was a description of a moment of romantic perfection that a movie is hard-pressed to convey as eloquently, so here it's passed off as pallid uplift.
Some people who have unconventional ideas usually get passed off as a bit of a nut, he says.
BELFAST'S annual Gay Pride parade passed off without incident yesterday - despite threats by a Christian group to disrupt the event.
The groups' vehicle inspectors have encountered BMW 318s passed off as M3s, Audi A3s passed off as sporty S3s and Citroen Saxo VTRs transformed into VTSs.
A SECOND danger period for extending the damage caused by the virus which has wrought havoc with computers around the world passed off without incident, an anti-virus expert said yesterday .