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systemic

 [sis-tem´ik]
pertaining to or affecting the body as a whole.
systemic disease one affecting a number of tissues that perform a common function.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sys·tem·ic

(sis-tem'ik),
Relating to a system; specifically somatic, relating to the entire organism as distinguished from any of its individual parts.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sys·tem·ic

(sis-tem'ik)
Relating to a system; specifically somatic, relating to the entire organism as distinguished from any of its individual parts.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

systemic

1. Pertaining to something that affects the whole body rather than one part of it.
2. Of the blood circulation supplying all parts of the body except the lungs.
3. Of a drug taken by mouth or given by injection, as distinct from a drug applied externally.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

systemic

distributed throughout the whole of an organism.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Systemic

A term used to describe a medicine that has effects throughout the body, as opposed to topical drugs that work on the skin. Most medicines that are taken by mouth or by injection are systemic drugs.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Patient discussion about Systemic

Q. Is fibromyalgia related to Central Nervous System? Is fibromyalgia related to Central Nervous System? Among men and women who is more prone to the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

A. here is a quote from the National Fibromyalgia Association site:

"Little research has been conducted that measures the prevalence of fibromyalgia, and estimates vary widely as to the proportion of male versus female patients. A 1999 epidemiology study conducted in London found a female to male ratio of roughly three to one. However, a 2001 review of the research literature in Current Rheumatology Reports stated the ratio was nine to one."

Q. on what systems does ADHD effects?

A. Central nervous system. Which usually affects the hormonal state and any other system there is...

Q. on what system in the body does a Fibromyalgia effects?

A. Fibromyalgia effects the musculoskeletal and neuronal systems mainly. It is known to cause general weakness and unexplained fatigue, and a syndrome of pain, associated with different locations in the body. People suffer from chronic and extreme tenderness to light touch. Other symptoms include muscle aches, tingling and muscle spasms.

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The regulators continue to assess plans for four foreign banks labeled "systemically important," Barclays PLC, Credit Suisse Group, Deutsche Bank AG, and UBS.
The bill seeks to establish a process to designate bank holding companies (BHCs) as systemically important by replacing the existing framework, in which all BHCs with more than $50 billion in total consolidated assets are automatically deemed systemically important, with a framework that requires the Federal Reserve as well as the Financial Stability Oversight Council to evaluate BHCs with more than $50 billion and less than $500 billion in total consolidated assets, as indexed for GDP growth, for systemic designation based on size, interconnectedness, substitutability, cross-border activity and complexity.
In a statement, New York-based MetLife said it is ''disappointed'' in the decision and has given the regulators evidence showing it is not systemically important as defined by law.
Allianz is one of nine global insurers that have been listed as "systemically relevant" by international regulators for posing a potential threat to the financial system should they fail.
THE Reserve Bank of India ( RBI) plans to introduce increased capital requirements for banks classified as systemically important or too big to fail by 2016 and also bring them under greater regulatory oversight.
The sheer complexity of their operations, and their penchant for using large amounts of debt to fund their business, make them 'systemically important' and necessitate taxpayer bailouts when they get into trouble.
It is only there for, and can only be expected by the systemically important countries.
EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn warned on Sunday against a Cypriot exit from the eurozone and said all countries in the single currency bloc were systemically important.
AIG is expected to be designated as systemically important by the Financial Stability Oversight Council later this week.