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the process of making firm and steady.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. The accomplishment of a stable state.
2. Synonym(s): denture stability
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


1. The accomplishment of a stable state.
2. Synonym(s): denture stability.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


1. In dentistry, preparing for instrumentation stroke by locking joints of ring finger and pressing fingertip against tooth surface to control instrumentation stroke.
2. Synonym(s): denture stability.
3. Accomplishment of a stable state.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about stabilization

Q. Mood stabilizer Hi there, I just got know Trileptal, as a mood stabilizer. Now what I want to know is that how does a drug for epilepsy WORK to stabilize moods for someone who is bipolar?

A. Lithium - treatment alone is sometimes not enough to control the mood swings seen in people with bipolar disorder. A number of different classes of drugs including the anticonvulsants are used in addition to or sometimes instead of lithium. Trileptal has been evaluated in several studies involving a small number of patients. About 60% of patients treated with lithium alone, saw mild to moderate improvement in their symptoms when Trileptal was added. Side-effects were a big enough problem that about 25% of the people had to stop taking the Trileptal. Drowsiness was the biggest problem. Dizziness, headache, blurred vision, rash, weight gain and tingling were also reported by the patients.

Q. What age does eye sight stabilizes? I was just wondering at what age does your eye sight usually level off and stop getting worse? Any ideas much appreciated!

A. It will stabilize in a few years-age of 26-27.That is the average age people perform lasik surgery.
It is also the age the eye is fully grown.
Don't worry it will not get much worse maybe about -0,75.
Take care

Q. Can acupuncture be used to stabilize the liver and kidney. I am writing here to get some advice or suggestion. Months back my brother was diagnosed with Liver Cirrhosis. Doctor says that he has water/liquid in his abdomen. Recently we took a blood test, the result states that his kidney is not functioning well. I like to help him. Can acupuncture be used to stabilize his liver and kidney? I could really do with something, even if it's just a hello…

A. The symptom of having water in abdomen is ascites. Chinese herbs are more helpful for Ascites and liver cirrhosis. Acupuncture can also be very helpful. You should seek out a qualified TCM doctor and take your brother to him. Don’t worry; herbs will help him to cure.

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But premium stabilization reserves for participating employers are not explicitly discussed.
The use of ammonia/oxygen ([NH.sub.3]/[0.sub.2]) mixture during the thermal stabilization has been found to significantly reduce the stabilization time of polyacrylonitrile copolymer fibers which do not possess acidic comonomer in its polymer structure (22-24).
"In the minds of the military officers, this 'emerging civilian capability' had emerged," said Colonel Kim Field, senior military advisor to the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization. "The civilians were sitting beside the military officers in their operations center, and the military officers sat beside the civilians in the embassy.
During conventional cold stabilization there is a potential for extract reduction, thus lowering the perception of wine body.
In particular the Brazilian case shows that a strong and unified government is not a necessary condition for successful stabilization. The key in the Brazilian case was to generate wide political support for stabilization through skillful leadership.
Often, body weight does not provide sufficient stabilization force, and without additional stabilization force, the proximal attachment of the mover muscle will move.
The partnership has a long-term, fee-based agreement with Eclipse for compression and stabilization services and for the purchase of stabilized condensate.
Hostanox PAR24 triphenyl phosphite secondary antioxidant offered alone or blended with Hostanox 010 and 016 as synergistic combinations of processing stabilization of polyolefins.
The federal banking agencies announced on August 30, 2005, the availability of the list of distressed and underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies in which bank revitalization or stabilization activities will receive consideration under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) as "community development" pursuant to the revised CRA rules issued by the agencies on August 2, 2005.
The claim comes in the wake of what the Rent Stabilization Association called a "totally inadequate" rent increase approved by the mayoral-appointed Rent Guidelines Board.
In describing the current dire situation on the ground in Haiti in "Violence, repression endanger prospects for fair elections in Haiti" (NCR, April 29), your reporter says, "Although the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, initiated last summer to assist the country during this transitional period, has stepped up its efforts to restore security in the country, some critics say the international organization has not done enough."
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