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support

 [sŭ-port´]
1. a structure that bears the weight of something else.
2. a mechanism or arrangement that helps keep something else functioning.
3. the foundation upon which a denture rests.
caregiver support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of the necessary information, advocacy, and support to facilitate primary patient care by someone other than a health care professional. See also caregiver.
decision-making support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing information and support for a patient who is making a decision regarding health care.
emotional support
1. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of reassurance, acceptance, and encouragement in times of stress.
2. a nursing intervention in the nursing minimum data set; actions designed to meet the affective, psychological, and social needs of the patient or client.
family support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of family values, interests, and goals.
support hose an elastic garment for a limb that enhances venous circulation through creation of a pressure gradient by fabric pressure. See also compression therapy.
physician support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as collaborating with physicians to provide quality patient care.
sibling support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting a sibling to cope with a brother's or sister's illness, chronic condition, or disability.
spiritual support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient to feel balance and connection with a greater power.
sustenance support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as helping a needy individual/family to locate food, clothing, or shelter.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sup·port

(sŭ-pōrt'),
1. To add to in an attempt to give greater strength.
2. Synonym(s): supporter
3. In dentistry, a term used to denote resistance to vertical components of masticatory force.
[L. supporto, to carry]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

SUPPORT

Study to Understand Prognoses & Preferences for Outcomes & Risks of Treatments. A multi-site US study intended to evaluate end-of-life decision-making processes and outcomes of seriously ill, hospitalised adult patients regarding quality of care—e.g., in terms of pain management, prolongation of life—in patients with advanced stages of 1 or more of 9 life-threatening illnesses.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

SUPPORT

Terminal care A study–Study to Understand Prognoses & Preferences for Outcomes & Risks of Treatments intended to evaluate decision-making processes and outcomes of seriously ill, hospitalized adult Pts regarding quality of care–vis-á-vis pain management, prolongation of life, provided to 4301 Pts with advanced stages of 1+ of 9 life-threatening illnesses

support

Critical care verb To maintain all necessary vital structures and functions that might be compromised–eg, blocked airways, heart in asystole, and monitor those physiologic parameters–eg, GI tract, renal function, that may not represent immediate dangers to life. See Advanced life support, Ancillary support, Basic life support, Life support, Single support Psychology Any form of interpersonal assistance in the form of listening or suggesting alternative solutions for an individual suffering mental stress. See Psychosocial support, Spousal support, Support group Research The providing of funding and resources to an individual or group of researchers. See Recommended levels of future support.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sup·port

(sŭ-pōrt')
In dentistry, term used to denote resistance to vertical components of masticatory force.
[L. supporto, to carry]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about support

Q. Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question? Can acupuncture help reduce the pain in fibromyalgia? Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question?

A. Yes, acupuncture therapy can reduce the fatigue, widespread pain and sleep problems associated with fibromyalgia. If acupuncture can be used in place of pain reliever then its good as the side effect associated with pain relievers are reduced.

Q. how should i support my wife during this tough period?

A. first of all don't call it a tough period. a happy period might work better. although the wife can get annoyed by it. but she'll get annoyed from anything... just try to make her comfortable. foot massage , bubble baths, movies and popcorn.
it really depends on what kind of person is she and what she likes or not.

congratulations!

Q. How can I go about finding a free depression support group where I live? would like to find a depression support group in my area. How do I go about finding one? Google searches are turning up nothing.

A. Call the help desk or receptionist of your local or nearest hospital or medical clinic.

You could go to an AA meeting in your local community. A lot of people there are depressed. That's what those meetings do for people, they are a support group.

You could also start one and put a community notice in your local paper.

Get together with others you trust and talk.

Call home and talk.

Find a friend and talk.

I pray. God listens.

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Any domestic support price at the initial equilibrium price would become effective in support of an export scenario.
Meanwhile, Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan informed the committee that the matter was also taken up in the meeting of the Council of Common Interest, where the provincial governments were directed to ensure implementation of minimum support price of sugarcane crops during the crushing season.
New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday increased the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the Rabi crop for 2010-11.
Similarly, he said, the support price for sugarcane was too low to meet its cost of production.
Farmers prefer growing sugar cane and wheat only because these crops enjoy support prices, which ensure that they recover at least their cost of production
The bomber wheat farming and the increased support prices would not only help them to overcome financial constrains but also cast positive impact on the provincial economy.
Liaqat Baloch said that the production cost of different crops had risen substantially because of the rise in prices of inputs including electricity, diesel, fertilizer and seed but the federal and the provincial governments had not raised the support prices of crops in proportion to that, which seemed to the IMF and World Bank policy.
This is again a direct consequence of support prices, which are significantly higher than the market clearing price.
Support prices for rice have been fixed keeping in view the prices prevailing in international market, he said adding these prices were still less and the major reason behind it was declining prices in international market.
He said that since they were not given berth in the ECC (Economic Coordination Committee), growers were unable to offer suggestions for fixation of support prices despite bearing the brunt of high production cost.

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