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patch

 [pach]
a small area differing from the rest of a surface.
Peyer's p's whitish, oval, elevated patches of closely packed lymph follicles in mucous and submucous layers of the small intestine.
salmon patch a salmon-colored nevus flammeus usually found over the eyelids, between the eyes, or on the forehead. It is the most common vascular lesion of infancy, found in 40 per cent of newborns, and usually fades in the first year of life. Called also nevus simplex.
patch test a type of skin test for hypersensitivity in which filter paper or gauze saturated with the substance in question is applied to the skin, usually on the forearm; a positive reaction is reddening or swelling at the site.
Patch test.

patch

(patch),
1. A small circumscribed area differing in color or structure from the surrounding surface.
2. In dermatology, a flat area larger than 1 cm in diameter.
3. An intermediate stage in the formation of a cap on the surface of a cell.

patch

(păch)
n.
1. A small circumscribed area differing from the surrounding surface.
2. A dressing or covering applied to protect a wound or sore.
3. A transdermal patch.

patch

Informatics An occasionally inelegant software or hardware “workaround” to solve a problem in data flow in an information system Therapeutics A delivery system in which an agent of interest–eg, nicotine, testosterone is impregnated in a disposable material and placed on the skin for passive absorption. See Lidocaine patch, Nicotine patch, St. John's® transdermal patch, RapiSeal patch Vox populi A gob or wad of a thing. See Cotton-ball patch, Cotton wool patch, Herald patch, Inlet patch, Leaky patch, Peyer's patch, Shagreen patch.

patch

(pach)
1. A small, circumscribed area differing in color or structure from the surrounding surface.
2. dermatology A flat area larger than 1.0 cm in diameter.
3. An intermediate stage in the formation of a cap on the surface of a cell.

brood spot

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patch

a prolactin-induced (see LUTEOTROPHIC HORMONE bare layer of skin in birds from which feathers are virtually absent and which receives a rich blood supply. Such patches are used to incubate the eggs.

patch

(pach)
1. A small circumscribed area differing in color or structure from the surrounding surface.
2. In dermatology, a flat area larger than 1 cm in diameter.

Patient discussion about patch

Q. nicotine patch does anyone know if you can use the patch for smokeless tobacco users,that dont smoke,and how well does it work,what are the side effects,i"ve been using smokeless tobacco for 24 years and would like to stop,tried going cold turkey,but it didnt work,my dr. said i should try the patch,but couldnt tell me if it would work or not.

A. There is really no reason you couldn't try the patch. The problem would be with what dose to start. Usually if people smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day they start with the 21mg but I am not sure how smokeless tobacco relates to cigarettes. Your best bet may be to try the gum as you chew it and then place it between you cheek and gum for a while, similar to dip.

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While this is a great start, it hardly covers the issue of patching. The IT team may have great processes and tools in place to patch, but they are limited in their ability to cover the entire IT footprint of the organization because of Shadow IT practices, legacy systems or lack of access.
Furthermore, a patch-management solution that centralizes and automates the tasks of distribution and application allows IT administrators to make patching an integral part of the overall security-management strategy.
Another part of the problem is that many organisations lack the robust management procedures for handling the patching process.
thick, the melt staff, which knew of techniques to extend lining campaigns such as bottom patching, shaving and top patching, chose to try two procedures: a full patch and a top sleeve combined with a bottom patch.
Five of the 7 studies found no difference in healing rates between the 2 groups, while 2 studies favored not patching.
"We began using UPM during some very severe, wet weather in January, and it has held wonderfully, in spite of all the rain." Although UPM is a cold patch, it is a permanent patching material, unlike temporary cold mixes.
Patching is unnecessary, may increase discomfort, and, at least with children, may only lead to increased parental aggravation.
Using software which requires frequent patching, due to security problems, means you're pouring money down the a drain.
Patching the various operating systems and application software run by even a small enterprise is a never-ending task.
"Patching is very hard work for the family," said Dr.
High bottoms generally occur from one or a combination of ft following practices: melting a long run of high carbon heats, using excessive material when shovel patching bottom and banks between heats, excessive rebounds from gunite material normally applied to the slag line between heats) and a high tap hole will not allow the furnace to drain property.
The federal government recently awarded a contract for a government-wide patch notification service designed to provide agencies with information to support effective patching. Forty-one agencies now subscribe to this service.