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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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Several states that are contemplating membership in SST--most notably Texas, Illinois and California--apply origin-based sourcing for intrastate sales.
These are common to both SPOCI and ICI sourcing because they also generally apply to ICI sourcing.
Consequently, the first step in sourcing retail e-commerce (e-tailing) income is to identity its character as service, royalty or sales income.
The bill accomplishes this result by providing definitive rules that are consistent with the treatment of foreign currency as personal property and the amendments to the sourcing rules in section 611 of the bill [which includes section 865].
Complex category sourcing requiring significantly enhanced event visibility, ongoing decision support, and complex allocation and award scenarios
We are pleased to have industry leading on-demand sourcing applications from Verticalnet as the enabling technology to support our value proposition," says Brad Keighley, Co-Founder in charge of Technology Operations for The Sourcing Authority.
Jacuzzi is a tremendous innovator and leader in the whirlpool bath category, having invented it more than 30 years ago -- a tradition which continues to this day," said Charles Schneider, president of Builder Sourcing.
Verticalnet is excited to provide Cargill with our Advanced Sourcing Solution that combines our technology, category expertise and specialized services to meet their advanced sourcing requirements in transportation in Europe," states Nathanael V.
Recognizing the inherent complexities and the data intensive nature of transportation sourcing, Akzo Nobel will use will use a combination of Verticalnet's Advanced Sourcing tools and critical support services to source select transportation subcategories.
The new Verticalnet(R) Supply Management Dashboard provides sourcing professionals at all levels with information they need right at their fingertips.
XPORTA workshop invitees gain a unique opportunity to learn the complex economics of international trade, apply the proven XPORTA Global Sourcing Methodology to their operations, and acquire XPORTA's solution for a trial period at no cost.
NASDAQ:VERT), a leading provider of strategic sourcing and supply management solutions, today announced that it has been included in Gartner, Inc.