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(1) The specific permanent record(s) upon which a user relies for the reconstruction and evaluation of a clinical investigation.
(2) Shorthand for source documents and/or source data, which are records planned (per protocol) or referenced as those providing the information underlying analyses and findings of a clinical investigation.


Vox populi The point from which a thing originates, arises, emanates, springs forth, hell, you get the picture. See Carbon source, Knowledge source.


1. The initiator of an epidemic disease, e.g., the patient who spreads an illness to others or the place from which an epidemic spreads (e.g., a food source, a source of contaminated water).
2. A reservoir or store house.
3. In technical and academic writing, the origin of a reference, quotation, or statistic.

Patient discussion about source

Q. what are the sources for high density lipoprotein? I have heard that high density lipoprotein is good for heart. What differences does it make in heart’s health and what are the sources for high density lipoprotein?

A. Hi Liam, it is very important that we have high density lipoprotein (HDL) in our body. The fact is that the HDL is formed inside the body. They are known as good cholesterol as they are famous for their protection for heart against the heart diseases. It has been found that Vitamin B3 or Niacin consumption increases the count of HDL. It’s good to cut on the diet having more of saturated fats and oils, which increases the chances of heart attack.

Q. It’s actually a real source of irritation to me. I can't stand. Any such experiences…. The cesarean incision done on my body is really sensitive. I avoid touching it. I try to wear clothes that come up over my scar line, and I hate it when my son steps on the area when we're playing. It’s actually a real source of irritation to me. I can't stand. Any such experiences….

A. I don't think I had sensitivity like you. As far as I can remember I was able to wear jeans once it healed. One thing that does set off the sensitivity for me is when my brother`s dog of the right height jumps on me and puts their claws over the area. I wish to know is that area sensitive or paining? Both make a lot of difference. Better consult with your physician.

Q. Is there any good source for heel pain relief, besides NSAIDs? My heel pain is most severe at night when I sleep. It's as if the way I position my feet worsen the condition, but I'm at a loss to know how to position my feet. During the day my heels feel so but don't typically bother me.

A. I have found that keeping my feet flexed (the position they are in when standing) helps ease the pain of plantar facitis. I also don't let my feet get cold(wear socks)and keep heavy blankets and quilts off the feet. Placing a box under the covers at the foot of the bed will help keep the blankets up. Do try the exercises recommended on the above web sites. It usually resolves in about 6 months. Best wishes!

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In an attempt to overcome the perceived obstacle of destination-based sourcing for intrastate sales, Utah (on behalf of Texas) submitted a proposal to the SST Governing Board to amend the SSUTA to give member states the option of sourcing local sales taxes under their own state laws.
The general residence-based source rules apply for purposes of sourcing income from the sale or production of property in space or on international waters, with the following additions and modifications.
The borderless nature of e-tailing presents a substantial challenge to the sourcing rule regime based on physical geographic links to a jurisdiction, so as to fit income into an existing category.
Treasury Regulations Support Consistent Sourcing of Stock Gains and Losses.
3 release contains many new features, three major enhancements address the above mentioned trends and provide significant value for sourcing organizations focused on improving their sourcing processes, increasing visibility, and leveraging best-in-class tools for supply management:
Verticalnet is very pleased that The Sourcing Authority has placed its confidence in our company and our on-demand XE Supply Management solutions," said Brent Habig, Executive Vice President Professional Services and Channels for Verticalnet.
Verticalnet's Advanced Sourcing Solution has been honed by more than seven years of leading strategic sourcing initiatives with the Fortune 500 that included over 300 custom advanced sourcing projects.
Verticalnet's Advanced Sourcing Category Solutions offer a combination of strategic sourcing services and technology tailored to the challenges faced when sourcing complex, strategically important categories.
By creating scale and buying power, Builder Sourcing levels the playing field for homebuilders and allows them to benefit from much of the same buying discounts and programs as large national builders.
The new Verticalnet(R) Supply Management Dashboard provides sourcing professionals at all levels with information they need right at their fingertips.
the leading provider of global sourcing solutions, today announced mounting interest in the company's Global Sourcing service as attendance to XPORTA's third Global Sourcing Leadership workshop scheduled for May 6 and 7 in Pittsburgh, doubled in size from the first event that took place in January this year.