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term

 [term]
1. a definite period, especially the period of gestation, or pregnancy.
2. a word with a specific meaning, such as one used in a limited technical vocabulary.
MeSH t's subject headings.

term

(term),
1. A definite or limited period.
See also: terminus, term infant.
2. A name or descriptive word or phrase.
See also: terminus, term infant.
[L. terminus, a limit, an end]

term

(term) a definite period, especially the period of gestation, or pregnancy.

term

(tûrm)
n.
1. A limited period of time.
2. The end of a normal gestation period.

term

Etymology: L, terminus, limit
1 a specified period of time.
2 the normal gestation period.

term

A word or string of words which are assigned a meaning or refer to a concept with a single meaning.

term

(tĕrm)
1. A definite or limited period.
2. A name or descriptive word or phrase.
[L. terminus, a limit, an end]

term

a definite period, especially the period of gestation, or pregnancy.

Patient discussion about term

Q. What does the term ‘gestational’ diabetes mean? Hi, I was wondering what does having gestational diabetes mean because I have heard some friend of mine might have it.

A. Gestational diabetes is the term for diabetes that is discovered during pregnancy, and is triggered by it. Even though it may be transient, untreated gestational diabetes can damage the health of the fetus or mother. It affects about 1 in 50 pregnancies and is nowadays often diagnosed and treated early, thanks to the screening methods (glucose challenge tests) women undertake during their pregnancies.

Q. what does the term flat affect means?

A. "Flat affect: A severe reduction in emotional expressiveness. People with depression and schizophrenia often show flat affect. A person with schizophrenia may not show the signs of normal emotion, perhaps may speak in a monotonous voice, have diminished facial expressions, and appear extremely apathetic. Also known as blunted affect."

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Q. What is the difference between Bipolar and depression under the medical term?

A. think of it like a light bulb. depression is an extinguished light bulb. and bipolar is a light bulb that start to light but has no boundaries, continuing intensify until the heat is so strong that it shut off again. doing that over and over again.

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By all means, use the rubber stamp, or otherwise prominently indicate on your acknowledgement that the order is accepted subject to your terms.
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I can tell you in a simple sentence: I intend to serve two terms and then return to my work as a public prosecutor.
That's why I think that what ALTCS is doing in terms of pushing for long-term care legislation in this Congress is crucial in setting the stage - not only for the 2000 presidential race, but also the 2000 congressional elections, in which the full House and one-third of the Senate are up for re-election.
643(b) provides that "the term `income', when not preceded by the words `taxable', `distributable net', or `gross', means the amount of income of the estate or trust for the taxable year determined under the terms of the governing instrument and applicable local law.