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communication between individuals, especially the deaf, using a system of signs made with the hands and fingers. Called also dactylology.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


The use of sign language to communicate.
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Patient discussion about signing

Q. What Are The Signs of Dehydration? How can you tell if someone is dehydrated? Are there specific signs or symptoms that may help notice?

A. 2 that I really notice when I am.... When you first stand up you feel dizzy, yet when you lay down you feel fine. My eyes sink back into their sockets.

Q. What Are the Signs of Depression? I have a friend who's been very sad lately and I think she is suffering from serious depression. What are signs of depression?

A. Signs of depression are varied. usually someone who is depressed becomes withdrawn and does not want to mix with friends or go places.
They can be aggressive, angry, suffer from a persecution complex, have difficulty sleeping, binge eat and be prone to crying very easily.

Q. how do know the signs of a parcel sholder septeration i can not raise the left sholder ove my head just part way with out being in pain

A. i'm not sure what is parcel shoulder ( partial maybe..?), but if you are looking for an answer to the pain in your shoulder, here is a diagram that will lead you through several possibilities to the pain:

good luck and keep us informed!!:)

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The following figure 9 shows the improper rendering of signing avatar by Vsigns animation system.
Clodumar subsequently told the paper, "Taking into consideration the sequence of events that led to the signing of the executive order left no doubt in my mind that President Dowiyogo signed the executive order under duress."
Eric Jerome Dickey will be reading from and signing his latest, Drive Me Crazy, on July 16, at 12:30 P.M., Borders Books & Music, 100 Broadway, 212-964-1988.
The group's concerns were not referred to during the news conference, but in his remarks before the signing, Archbishop Peers noted that, as part of the ADR process, native claimants are being asked to sign a release stating they will not make a legal claim for loss of language and culture.
Honey the Signing Teddy Bear
Ceremony: The act of signing a document calls to the signer's attention the legal significance of the signer's act and thereby helps prevent poorly considered engagements.
Signing promotes language development and encourages visual attention.
Travis Hunter will be reading from and signing his novel Trouble Men.
With the signing of Joe Santo's lease, Eleven Madison is 100 percent leased.
Due to R.D.'s visual condition, modifications were necessary for receptive communication: the signing partner needed to wear dark clothing for contrast; care was taken to limit the glare of light; the distance between her and the partner needed to be increased; the "signing space," or spacial area in which signs are formed, needed to be decreased due to visual field restrictions; and some signs needed to be modified, e.g., the sign for "Russia" was fingerspelled as the formal sign is made at waistline level and could not be seen by R.D.
These brain regions, one near the front of the brain and the other toward the back in the so-called auditory cortex, handle fundamental features of language that can be expressed either through speech or signing, concludes a team of neuroscientists led by Laura-Ann Petitto of McGill University in Montreal.
But Miller, it observed, was decided under the 1939 Code, which did not authorize the Service to regulate the signing of returns.