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tran·sient

(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]

transient

[tran′shənt, tran′zē·ənt]
Etymology: L, transire, to go through
pertaining to a condition that is temporary, such as transient ischemic attack.

insomnia

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.
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
Etiology
• 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

alopecia

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
Patchy
Alopecia areata–blame mother, angry lover
Permanent
Related to RT–blame radiation oncologist
Total
Alopecia capitis totalis–blame mother
Transient
Due to chemotherapy—cyclophosphamide, cytosine arabinoside, doxorubicin–blame oncologist
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tran·si·ent

(tran'sē-ĕnt)
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]

tran·si·ent

(trans'shĕnt, -sē-ĕnt)
Short-lived; passing; not permanent.
[L. transeo, pres. p. transiens, to cross over]

transient (tran´zēənt),

adj pertaining to a condition that is temporary or of short duration, usually not recurring.
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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.
77) Strictly speaking, transeunt causation is a variety of causation wherein that which is causally produced is external to the agent.
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.
Thus our direct rational awareness of primary beings as beings coincides with our direct rational awareness of their transeunt causality.