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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.
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Vox populi The point from which a thing originates, arises, emanates, springs forth, hell, you get the picture. See Carbon source, Knowledge source.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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.
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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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Ohio also has struggled with the switch to origin-based sourcing and, like Utah, attempted to address the concerns of its in-state business community--as well as to maintain the momentum in expanding SST membership--by introducing a proposal to the Governing Board that would have simplified local tax rate structures and eliminated many of the concerns caused by the move to destination-based sourcing.
Communication within the community of practice was further fostered by a series of public-sector strategic sourcing roundtable sessions that were hosted by Censeo Consulting Group, a Small Business Administration 8(a)-certified firm.
These factors led Aberdeen to estimate that inadequate sourcing competencies are costing mid-size firms in the United States more than $134 billion in missed supply savings annually.
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.
In addition, several top buyers are scheduled to attend upcoming Private Sourcing Events, of which 100 are planned for 2010, with dozens of buyers, including Casino, Sears, Staples and Tesco scheduled to participate.
Residence-based taxation may be more administrable, and may reflect more accurately than traditional sourcing rules where, in fact, the real economic activity leading to the income occurs.
[sections] 1.865-2(c), the general sourcing rule applies to worthless stock deductions under section 165(g) of the Code.
* The IRS has provided special sourcing rules for income produced from computer software transfers and the provision of services or know-how connected with a computer program.
Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations under section 863(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to the sourcing of income from export sales of inventory and natural resources.
The Legislative History of Section 865 Supports Symmetrical Sourcing of Gains and Losses.
The court in Bank of America acknowledged that by way of analogy, courts have sourced income items that have no statutory or regulatory sourcing rule to a class of income that does have a sourcing rule.