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(trans'shĕnt, -sē-ĕnt),
1. Short-lived; passing; not permanent; said of a disease or an attack.
2. A short-lived cardiac sound having little duration (less than 0.12 seconds) as distinct from a murmur; for example, first, second, third, and fourth heart sounds, clicks, and opening snaps.
[L. transeo, pres. p. transiens, to cross over]
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Sleep disorders The perceived or actual inability to sleep one's usual amount of time; a condition characterized by any combination of difficulty with falling asleep, staying asleep, intermittent wakefulness, and early-morning awakening; episodes may be transient, short-term–lasting 2 to 3 wks, or chronic Triggers Illness, depression, anxiety, stress, poor sleep environment, caffeine, abuse of alcohol, heavy smoking, physical discomfort, daytime napping, medical conditions, poor sleep habits–eg, early bedtime, excessive time awake in bed Examples Psychophysiologic–learned insomnia, delayed sleep phase syndrome, hypnotic dependent sleep disorder, stimulant dependent sleep disorder. See Circadian rhythm, Conditioned insomnia, Familial fatal insomnia, Jet lag, Pseudoinsomnia, Rebound insomnia, REM sleep, Sleep disorder, Sleep-onset insomnia.
Chronologic classification
• Transient–eg, 'jet lag'; does not require treatment
• Short term < 3 weeks in duration, due to travel to high altitudes, grieving loss of loved one, hospitalization, pain
• Long term > 3 weeks in duration, eg related to medical, neurologic or psychiatric disorders or addiction
• Pharmacologic Due to coffee, nicotine, alcohol
• Rebound (withdrawal) Related to abrupt discontinuation of hypnotic drugs
• Delayed sleep phase Due to shift work, chronic pain, sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome


Baldness Dermatology
1. Loss or absence of hair on the scalp.
2. Baldness, see there See Hair replacement, Hot comb alopecia, Moth-eaten alopecia.
Alopecia types
Male pattern
On the front and top–blame mother
Alopecia areata–blame mother, angry lover
Related to RT–blame radiation oncologist
Alopecia capitis totalis–blame mother
Due to chemotherapy—cyclophosphamide, cytosine arabinoside, doxorubicin–blame oncologist
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1. Short-lived; not permanent.
2. A short-lived cardiac sound of short duration as distinct from a murmur.
[L. transeo, pres. p. transiens, to cross over]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


(trans'shĕnt, -sē-ĕnt)
Short-lived; passing; not permanent.
[L. transeo, pres. p. transiens, to cross over]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In both cases dependence relations obtain, but the relations themselves are of different sorts: (a) there is a genuine separability between God and creation due to the transeunt nature of God's action, while (b) there need not be the same separability between created substances and their modes due to the immanent nature of the creature's action.
(30) Hence only with the Third Analogy does Kant respond directly to Hume's skepticism about our knowledge of causal powers, because only there does he defend a transeunt accourir of causality, the view that something in a causally active substance goes out beyond that substance to influence or causally affect something else, that is, to effect a change in a distinct substance--in brief, the thesis that all physical events have external causes.
(8) Roderick Chisholm sought valiantly to restore this concept, but he could not convince his readers that its meaning was either clear in itself or consistent with the need to be able to apply to our actions, or their subtending conditions, the more common concept of Humean or transeunt causation as well.
Presupposing the previous volume's treatment of God in se, it begins with a consideration of how God's transeunt activity in creation is consistent with God's immanent perfection.
By virtue of its ontic power, a primary being also possesses "transeunt causality," or the power to act upon beings other than itself.