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pri·mar·y

(prī'mār-ē),
1. The first or foremost, as a disease or symptoms to which others may be secondary or occur as complications.
2. Relating to the first stage of growth or development.
[L. primarius, fr. primus, first]

primary

/pri·mary/ (pri´mar-e) first in order or in time of development; principal.

primary

[prī′mərē]
Etymology: L, primus, first
1 first in order of time, place, development, or importance.
2 not derived from any other source or cause, specifically the original condition or set of symptoms in disease processes, such as a primary infection or a primary tumor.
3 (in chemistry) referring to the first and simplest compound in a related series, formed by the substitution of one of two or more atoms or of a group in a molecule, such as in amine or carboxyl radicals. Compare secondary, tertiary.

primary

adjective Referring to the first site or place of origin.
 
noun The site of origin of a cancer, usually understood to be epithelial or mesenchymal malignancy—i.e., non-lymphoproliferative or non-myeloproliferative.

primary

adjective First site or place of origin noun Primary cancer The site of origin of a CA, usually understood to be non-lymphoproliferative or non-myeloproliferative

pri·mar·y

(prī'mar-ē)
1. The first or foremost, as a disease or symptoms to which others may be secondary or occur as complications.
2. Relating to the first stage of growth or development.
See also: primordial
[L. primarius, fr. primus, first]

primary

1. Occurring as an initial, rather than as a secondary, event or complication.
2. Originating within the affected organ or tissue, rather than having spread from another source.
3. The first of several diseases to affect a part.
4. Of unknown cause.

pri·mar·y

(prī'mar-ē)
The first or foremost,as in a disease or symptoms to which others may be secondary or occur as complications.
[L. primarius, fr. primus, first]

primary

first; basic.

primary accession
the first contact with the veterinarian by an animal for the particular condition or disease incident that is the cause of the visit.
primary accession practice
a veterinary practice that does most of its work with primary accession cases—not a specialty practice.
primary bile acids
see bile acids.
primary carcinogens
substances that react directly with a specific biological group in living tissue resulting in the development of a neoplasm. They are mostly synthetic compounds or metals.
primary case
the patient which brings the disease into the population.
primary complex of Ranke
in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis is the primary lesion with a similar lesion in the draining lymph node.
primary health care
routine outpatient care.
primary immune response
see humoral immunity.
primary intention healing
see healing by first intention.
primary rumen cycle
primary ruminal tympany
intrinsic to reticuloruminal dysfunction; not secondary to traumatic reticulitis, esophageal obstruction.
primary ruminant gastrointestinal dysfunction
dysfunction intrinsic to the gastrointestinal tract of the ruminant; not secondary to dysfunction in some other organ.

Patient discussion about primary

Q. How fast can primary amyloidosis spread? And what is the average survival rate for this disease?

A. Your best bet for one-stop shopping for amyloidosis information on the net is http://www.amyloidosis.org. There is also a Yahoo group named amyloidosis and also a mailing list named amyloid hosted by the Association of Cancer Online Resources. The amyloid list has around 500 subscribers, amyloidosis Yahoo group has maybe half that many. Face-to-face support for patients and caregivers is also available in most large metropolitan areas two or three times a year. See http://www.amyloidosissupportgroups.com for details.

To join the amyloid list, see http://www.acor.org/amyloid.html

Q. what is the most accurate pathological test to identify the primary source of a cystic mass in the neck? the mass was removed. Pathologist was unable to identify the source and diagnosed the mass as a branchilogic carcinmoa (which is extremely rare, if exists at all). Therefore, I am looking for the most updated test and examinations that can be applied to blocks of the mass and determine their origin (primary source)

A. Pathologic examinaions under a microscope are the most accurate ones there are, and sometimes even they don't help to identify the cell types. I do not have any other ideas on other tests you can do, and I believe you should follow the treatment your doctors will advise you based on this diagnosis they have made.

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Requiring at least 2 encounters within 2 years for our primary case definition resulted in estimated incidence rates that were less than 3 cases per 100,000 person-years.
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This study represents the primary case that Scharpf refers to repeatedly throughout the remainder of the book.
As children remain in foster care placement for longer periods, the primary case manager needs general knowledge of health care systems and specific knowledge of complex, special health care needs frequently seen in these children.
or else the later Holland's Leaguer affair must stand, with reference to these lines, as a primary case of life imitating art.