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wean

 [wēn]
1. to discontinue breastfeeding and substitute other feeding habits.
2. to discontinue bottle feeding and substitute feeding by a cup or some other means.
3. in respiratory therapy, to gradually decrease dependence on assisted ventilation until the patient is able to breathe spontaneously. See also ventilator.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

wean

(wēn),
To implement weaning.
[A.S. wenian]
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wean

(wēn)
tr.v. weaned, weaning, weans
To accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling.
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wean

Old English, to accustom verb Critical care To transition a Pt from dependence on mechanical ventilation–MV to spontaneous auto-regulated breathing. See Pulmonary function tests, V/Q ratio PediatricsTo transition an infant from dependence on maternal–ie, breast milk to milk from other sources or other forms of sustenance.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

wean

(wēn)
To implement weaning.
[A.S. wenian]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Effects of protein sources and levels in antibiotic-free diets on diarrhea, intestinal morphology, and expression of tight junctions in weaned piglets.
Performance of white Fulani calves weaned at different age.
The abalone that had been weaned onto kelp were significantly smaller compared with those weaned onto the formulated diets (Kruskal-Wallis [H.sub.2,322] = 126.3, P < 0.0001 and [H.sub.2,322] = 124.4, P < 0.0001 for mass and length, respectively; Table 1).
In conclusion, the results of our study showed that PMV patients who failed weaning had a lower hypercapnic ventilatory response than successfully weaned patients.
Foals weaned in this gradual manner are less likely to panic and blast through fences, or blindly run into objects.
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Eating and drinking activity of newly weaned piglets: Effects of individual characteristics, social mixing, and addition of extra zinc to the feed.
Saran et al (1981) (7) and Agarwal et al (1981) (8), similarly found a higher incidence of diarrhoea in children who were weaned much earlier than normal i.e.
If weaned calves caught coccidiosis, depression in immune system is abrupt so addition of coccidiostats in the diets is helpful.
Some calves were weaned early, at 80 days of age, while others were weaned at the more traditional age of 215 days.
Using the new technique, the researchers concluded that at least one Neanderthal baby was weaned at much the same age as most modern humans.
Washington, May 25 ( ANI ): Researchers from the US and Australia have claimed that they can now use fossil teeth to calculate when a Neanderthal baby was weaned.