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Characteristic of a substance that is partially able to allow light to pass through it.


Characteristic of a substance that is partially able to allow light to pass through it.

Patient discussion about translucency

Q. Is there something out there to clear blockish in the heart? I often face blockish in my heart which I feel very pain and difficult to breathe. Is there something out there to clear blockish in the heart?

A. I know we walk around this world feeling good and healthy but really don't know the truth of what is going on in our body. I want to know is there something out there like a pill or whatever to clear up your clogged arteries if that was the problem, I don't know why but I have this thing in my head that I have some blockage I did get checked and everything is good. But you know how some people think of something too much and untimately end up in worry. No! There are prescription blood thinners, etc, that are for people with much clogged arteries, who are at very high risk of stroke. But they are dangerous - they can cause severe bruising, uncontrolled bleeding, and uncontrolled unnoticed internal bleeding from the slightest trauma! The risk is simply not worth it. Of course, watch your cholesterol intake.

Q. Can someone clear in simple term to make me understand—please? A difficult and new confusion struck me….. Can someone clear in simple term to make me understand—please? What makes TCM close to modern medicine and what are 5-element treatment and their role in depression and related disorders like bipolar.

A. To be simple let me say that TCM is similar to modern type of system as they try to link the diagnosis with the biochemical nature of the body. TCM diagnoses and try to treat bipolar and other depression related disorder from physiochemical understanding., whereas 5-element therapy does not treat body as it is concerned with spirit treatment and is completely different subject to understand and yes it has been reported to heal depression in many.

Q. How long will our leaders continue sanction this clearly immoral lifestyle? I did research on hetro-sexual lifestyle and found many interesting facts. I do not approve that and we all know the HERETO-sexual lifestyle leads to alcoholism, drug addiction, STDs including AIDS, fatherless children, poverty and spousal abuse. How long will our leaders continue to sanction this clearly immoral lifestyle? I am getting sick on this and I think our future generations would suffer a lot. I have been doing this for quite a while but I think it is time for me to garner some feedback on the issue. Well if you people in this forum have some social responsibilities please share your views.

A. wow-wow-i did not no people like this existed,this is deep?...there has to be a problem here with the way you were brought up,as a child....i would really suggest that you get some help...bad things and good things happen to all of us....hetero-people...what happens if you take away the heterosexuals?.....human beings are not perfect,we all make in the united state-we have problems,but if we work together(help each other)things will start to change---a hand full of bad people,can make us all look bad.the news companys make it seem worst than it really one time in our history(usa)one set of people kept another set of people in slavery(the southern state)for 300yrs....when the northern states got rid of people were pushed a side,we were hanged on trees...we were shot...our churches were burned down...our woman were raped...we couldnt vote...and we couldnt get jobs...and also our leaders were killed..for wanting to change things----people who look d

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The scanning sections included the CRL (crown rump length), Nuchal translucency (NT) (Fig.
The nuchal translucency test, which measures levels of fluid in a small area in the back of the fetal neck, has been available in the United States for approximately 15 years.
Fetal nuchal translucency ultrasound screening for chromosome defects in first trimester of pregnancy.
Introduction: increased foetal nuchal translucency (NT) from 11 to 14 weeks' gestation is a common phenotypic expression of chromosome abnormality, including trisomy 21.
It comes in 12 standard colors (with customization available) and varying degrees of translucency.
Possessing qualities of intense whiteness, translucency and strength, make it a very seductive material to work with.
Although levels of free beta-hCG in affected pregnancies were higher earlier than the levels of either total hCG or inhibin A, there was no significant difference in screening performance when either of the three markers was used with nuchal translucency and PAPP-A at 11-13 weeks of pregnancy.
The bulletin states that first-trimester screening using both nuchal translucency and biochemical markers results in higher detection rates than the second-trimester maternal serum triple screen, and is comparable to or better than the quadruple screen at equivalent false-positive rates (Obstet.
Using the programming options, the color, translucency, dielectric constant, specific gravity and viscosity of the target media will not affect the operation or accuracy of these ultrasonic sensors.
Reflecting advances in medical technology and new clinical knowledge since publication of the 1996 edition, the new edition includes updates of the original protocols plus the addition of new protocols on topics such as vaginal birth after Cesarean delivery and West Nile virus; increased coverage of intrauterine growth restriction, pre-eclampsia, teratology, and genetics; and new chapters on Doppler ultrasound, nuchal translucency, and AIDS in pregnancy.