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Related to transient: transient global amnesia, transient ischemic attack

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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Table 2: North American Historic Review for Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors (TVSSs) by Product Segment - Plug-In, Hard-Wired, Line Cord and Power Control Center Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
an apartment building, were described as a transient hotel in a permit application to the Department of Buildings, it could be located in M1 (Manufacturing) zoning districts where apartment buildings are prohibited but which are attractive because there is generally a greater availability of building sites in those districts.
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This strongly suggests that Shirley's customers would rent hotel or motel rooms, campground space or other transient lodging.
Eastman was listed as a local transient and known in the homeless community, Olshanski said.
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Because this afterglow was so transient, it may shed light on so-called dark gamma-ray bursts, which don't seem to have visible-light components, Filippenko says.
NIST researchers used a high-speed thermal imaging system to study transient thermal characteristics of microhotplate structures.
In this article, we describe a case of transient thyroiditis following a total laryngectomy.