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pri·mar·y

(prī'mār-ē),
1. The first or foremost, as a disease or symptoms to which others may be secondary or occur as complications.
2. Relating to the first stage of growth or development.
[L. primarius, fr. primus, first]

primary

/pri·mary/ (pri´mar-e) first in order or in time of development; principal.

primary

[prī′mərē]
Etymology: L, primus, first
1 first in order of time, place, development, or importance.
2 not derived from any other source or cause, specifically the original condition or set of symptoms in disease processes, such as a primary infection or a primary tumor.
3 (in chemistry) referring to the first and simplest compound in a related series, formed by the substitution of one of two or more atoms or of a group in a molecule, such as in amine or carboxyl radicals. Compare secondary, tertiary.

primary

adjective Referring to the first site or place of origin.
 
noun The site of origin of a cancer, usually understood to be epithelial or mesenchymal malignancy—i.e., non-lymphoproliferative or non-myeloproliferative.

primary

adjective First site or place of origin noun Primary cancer The site of origin of a CA, usually understood to be non-lymphoproliferative or non-myeloproliferative

pri·mar·y

(prī'mar-ē)
1. The first or foremost, as a disease or symptoms to which others may be secondary or occur as complications.
2. Relating to the first stage of growth or development.
See also: primordial
[L. primarius, fr. primus, first]

primary

1. Occurring as an initial, rather than as a secondary, event or complication.
2. Originating within the affected organ or tissue, rather than having spread from another source.
3. The first of several diseases to affect a part.
4. Of unknown cause.

pri·mar·y

(prī'mar-ē)
The first or foremost,as in a disease or symptoms to which others may be secondary or occur as complications.
[L. primarius, fr. primus, first]

primary,

n a term indicating the first in time or the first in order in a series.
primary beam,
primary care,
n the first contact with a health care provider in a given episode of illness that leads to a decision regarding a course of action to resolve the health problem presented by the patient.
primary deficiency,
n the insufficient intake of dietary nutrients that may be due to such factors as illness, ignorance, economic status, fad diets, food preferences, overuse of convenience foods, or poor oral health.
primary dentin,
n the dentin produced after a tooth takes its position in the oral cavity but before the apical foramen is completed.
primary dentition,
primary fixation,
n the immediate postoperative fastening of an implant to bone by means of wires, screws, or a superstructure until, through natural healing and adhesion, final fixation occurs.
primary health care,
n a basic level of health care that includes programs directed at the promotion of health, early diagnosis of disease or disability, and prevention of disease.
primary intention healing,
n the healing of a wound directly at the incision site.
primary lymphoma of the brain,
n a secondary neoplasm associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
primary prevention,
n an action performed to preclude the development of a disease. See also primary health care and secondary prevention.
primary radiation,

primary

first; basic.

primary accession
the first contact with the veterinarian by an animal for the particular condition or disease incident that is the cause of the visit.
primary accession practice
a veterinary practice that does most of its work with primary accession cases—not a specialty practice.
primary bile acids
see bile acids.
primary carcinogens
substances that react directly with a specific biological group in living tissue resulting in the development of a neoplasm. They are mostly synthetic compounds or metals.
primary case
the patient which brings the disease into the population.
primary complex of Ranke
in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis is the primary lesion with a similar lesion in the draining lymph node.
primary health care
routine outpatient care.
primary immune response
see humoral immunity.
primary intention healing
see healing by first intention.
primary rumen cycle
primary ruminal tympany
intrinsic to reticuloruminal dysfunction; not secondary to traumatic reticulitis, esophageal obstruction.
primary ruminant gastrointestinal dysfunction
dysfunction intrinsic to the gastrointestinal tract of the ruminant; not secondary to dysfunction in some other organ.

Patient discussion about primary

Q. How fast can primary amyloidosis spread? And what is the average survival rate for this disease?

A. Your best bet for one-stop shopping for amyloidosis information on the net is http://www.amyloidosis.org. There is also a Yahoo group named amyloidosis and also a mailing list named amyloid hosted by the Association of Cancer Online Resources. The amyloid list has around 500 subscribers, amyloidosis Yahoo group has maybe half that many. Face-to-face support for patients and caregivers is also available in most large metropolitan areas two or three times a year. See http://www.amyloidosissupportgroups.com for details.

To join the amyloid list, see http://www.acor.org/amyloid.html

Q. what is the most accurate pathological test to identify the primary source of a cystic mass in the neck? the mass was removed. Pathologist was unable to identify the source and diagnosed the mass as a branchilogic carcinmoa (which is extremely rare, if exists at all). Therefore, I am looking for the most updated test and examinations that can be applied to blocks of the mass and determine their origin (primary source)

A. Pathologic examinaions under a microscope are the most accurate ones there are, and sometimes even they don't help to identify the cell types. I do not have any other ideas on other tests you can do, and I believe you should follow the treatment your doctors will advise you based on this diagnosis they have made.

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The primary schools run by Warwickshire County Council which boycotted the SATs were Michael Drayton Junior, Nuneaton, Whitnash Primary, Leamington, Curdworth Primary, Sutton Coldfield, Racemeadow Primary, Atherstone, Water Orton Primary, Birmingham, Birchwood Primary, Tamworth, Newdigate Primary, Bedworth, Goodyers End Primary, Bedworth, Park Lane Primary, Nuneaton, Woodside CofE Primary, Atherstone, Harbury CofE Primary, Harbury, St Paul's CofE Primary, Nuneaton, Radford Semele CofE Primary, Radford Semele, Wilmcote CofE Primary, Stratford, St Benedict's Catholic Primary, Atherstone, St Gregory's Catholic Primary, Stratford, and St Joseph's Catholic Junior, Nuneaton.
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Therefore, differences between the primary and secondary groups may have been due to changes that occurred as students moved from primary school into adolescence and became young adults.
One critical factor distinguishing the historical example and the contemporary example is that the personal cost of the secondary control relative to the primary control orientation is vastly different across the two cases, which in turn dictates how much effort is expended in a primary control orientation.