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1. Professional attention limited to a particular specialty or subject area for study, research, and/or treatment.
2. Synonym(s): differentiation (1)
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a. Adaptation, as of an organ or a species, to a specific function or environment.
b. A character or feature resulting from such adaptation.
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Graduate education A period of acquisition of special skills or specialty knowledge, usually in a formal educational setting, which is closed with an examination by a specialty board and a certificate of special expertise–a process known as board certification–awarded. See Board certification, Subspecialty.
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1. Professional practice limited to a particular specialty or subject area.
2. Synonym(s): differentiation (1) .
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1. Professional practice limited to a particular specialty or subject area.
2. Synonym(s): differentiation (1) .
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Patient discussion about specialization

Q. Is there a special diet for FMS I heard that there is a connection between my diet and FMS- what is it? And what should I eat or not eat (that is the question ? )

A. My neighbor next door has this - he always looks so tired! I will tell him abot this link _Laura_ - thanks.

Q. Are there any special forums for parents to kids with cancer? I think my sister could really use that kind of support group of people who are going through the exact same thing they never dreamed to be.

A. But how should I tell her to go there? she acts like she doesn't need help. she says she isn't the one who needs treatment and she wouldn't want to waste time and energy on herself now- only on the kid. How do I convince her it's important?

Q. Anybody know any special cakes for diabetes patients? not just sugarless... something that was specially designed maybe...? any recipes??

A. Thank you diabetes community!!! you are good people... I invite you to try the cakes once they're ready...

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While trade costs clearly played a role in the expansion of vertical specialization trade, the paper did not consider alternative causes of trade growth.
(2001) Regional integration and specialization patterns in Spain.
There will no longer be the confusion resulting from two separate specializations (Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling), each providing mental health training, but with significant differences in training standards.
"When Episerver partners earn Specializations, they have demonstrated specific expertise in areas critical to overall customer success.
Our second contribution is to study the effects of non-convexity on specialization incentives.
However, once nurses and midwives select to pass through the specialization and or career ladder, this will develop them professionally and prepare as competent nurses who can function within the national, regional and global standards and contribute to the economic stability and sustainability of the country.
Selection of a particular specialization area is not only important in one's academic life but also in the future personal life because it has an influence on the academics continuity student's satisfaction career and employment opportunities financial compensation and finally the social status.
We also want to make sure that parents understand which programs and specializations are right for their children and be able to guide them accordingly," he added.
By achieving the Master Cloud Builder Specialization, CBTS has proven that it has the ability to provide sophisticated, value-added Cisco Data Center and Cloud solutions, said Christi Cornette, Senior Vice President of Marketing, CBTS.
Vertical specialization and trade surplus in China.