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error

 [er´or]
a defect or mistake in structure or function.
inborn error of metabolism a genetically determined biochemical disorder in which a specific enzyme defect produces a metabolic block that may have pathologic consequences at birth, as in phenylketonuria, or in later life.
measurement error the difference between what exists in reality and what is measured by a measurement method.
Type I error the rejection of a null hypothesis that is true.
Type II error acceptance of a null hypothesis that is false.

er·ror

(er'ōr),
1. A defect in structure or function.
2. In biostatistics: a mistaken decision, as in hypothesis testing or classification by a discriminant function; or the difference between the true value and the observed value of a variate, ascribed to randomness or misreading by an observer.
3. False-positive and false-negative results in a dichotomous trial.
4. A false or mistaken belief; in biomedical and other sciences, there are many varieties of error, for example, due to bias, inaccurate measurements, or faulty instruments.

er·ror

hamartophobia.
An unintentional deviation from standard operating procedures or practice guidelines
Lab medicine An erroneous result from a patient sample, the frequency of which reflects the lab’s QC procedures and adherence to well-designed procedure manuals
Medical journalism See Erratum
Medical malpractice See Honest error, Human error, Misadventure
Patient care The failure of a planned action to be completed as intended—error of execution—or the use of the wrong plan to achieve an aim—error of planning Psychology A technical term referring to random variability in research results
Statistics See Type I error, Type II error

error

An unintentional deviation from standard operating procedures or practice guidelines Lab medicine An erroneous result from a Pt sample, the frequency of which reflects the lab's QC procedures and adherence to well-designed procedure manuals Medtalk See Misadventure, Honest error, Human error Patient care The failure of a planned action to be completed as intended–error of execution or the use of the wrong plan to achieve an aim–error of planning Statistics see Type I error, Type II error Vox populi → medtalk Opportunity for improvement.

er·ror

(er'ŏr)
1. A defect in structure or function.
2. biostatistics A mistaken decision, as in hypothesis testing or classification by a discriminant function; or the difference between the true value and the observed value of a variate, ascribed to randomness or misreading by an observer.
3. A false or mistaken belief; in biomedical and other sciences, there are many varieties of error, for example due to bias, inaccurate measurements, or faulty instruments.

er·ror

(er'ŏr)
A defect in structure or function; a false or mistaken belief; in biomedical and other sciences, there are many varieties of error, for example, due to bias, inaccurate measurements, or faulty instruments.

Patient discussion about error

Q. My husband takes Zocor (20mg) for his hyperlipidemia. by mistake he took 3 pills (60mg). What to do? My husband suffers from high blood lipids and he is treated with Zocor (Simvastatin). he should take one pill of 20 mg per day. By accident he took 3 pills (60mg) in one day. what to do?

A. You need to call your GP. Zocor doses are between 20-80 mg but maybe your husband has other problems (mainly in his kidneys) that will interfere with the normal way of cleaning the body from the drug.
Zocor overdose symptoms will be myalgia and red urine (in a severe overdose) if your husband have one of those symptoms go to the ER as soon as possible.

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