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terminal

 [ter´mĭ-nal]
1. forming or pertaining to an end.
2. a termination, end, or extremity, especially a nerve ending.
3. an input-output device that communicates with a computer and includes parts such as a keyboard and a printer.
dedicated terminal a terminal reserved for just one type of computer application.
dumb terminal a computer terminal capable both as an input device, sending data keyed in on the terminal keyboard, and as an output device, displaying data on a screen or printing it on paper. See also intelligent terminal.
intelligent terminal a computer terminal, or a microcomputer functioning as a terminal, that can process data files stored on mass storage devices (usually floppy disks). Such files may be either output files received from the host computer or input (command) files sent to the host computer. See also dumb terminal.
point of care terminal a computer terminal that serves as an input device to allow health professionals to enter data at the patient's bedside.

ter·mi·nal

(ter'mi-năl),
1. Relating to the end; final.
2. Relating to the extremity or end of any body; for example, the end of a biopolymer.
3. A termination, extremity, end, or ending.
[L. terminus, a boundary, limit]

terminal

(tûr′mə-nəl)
adj.
1. Relating to, situated at, or forming a limit, boundary, extremity, or end.
2. Relating to, occurring at, or being the end of a section or series; final.
3. Causing, ending in, or approaching death; fatal.

terminal

adjective Near death or the natural end of a process; relating to an end-stage of a particular process. See Terminal cancer.

ter·mi·nal

(tĕr'mi-năl)
1. Relating to the end; final.
2. Relating to the extremity or end of any body (e.g., the end of a biopolymer).
3. A termination, extremity, end, or ending.
[L. terminus, a boundary, limit]

terminal

(of plant structures) carried at the end of a stem.

ter·mi·nal

(tĕr'mi-năl)
1. Relating to the end; final.
2. Relating to extremity or end of any body; e.g., end of a biopolymer.
[L. terminus, a boundary, limit]

Patient discussion about terminal

Q. I heard that HIV is no longer considered a terminal illness?!? I saw a T.V. program about it and they said it’s a “chronic disease”. What does that means?? Is it true?

A. It’s true, it’s no longer considered terminal, but believe me, don’t throw away your condoms…the medication prolongs life and give you a chance to live but they are expensive and have nasty side effects. Enough to make you consider stop using them, and then the HIV comes back like nothing happened. Protect your self. It’s MUCH cheaper and wiser..

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BIRMINGHAM Women's Hospital has pledged its support to a new friendly campaign, lauched by a terminally ill doctor, to help patients feel more comfortable in hospital.