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FITNESS

definition of fitness by The Free Dictionary

The former measured all actions by the unalterable rule of right, and the eternal fitness of things; the latter decided all matters by authority; but in doing this, he always used the scriptures and their commentators, as the lawyer doth his Coke upon Lyttleton, where the comment is of equal authority with the text.
The title suggests all kinds of mysteries; a glance at the chapter-headings quickly confirms the suspicions already aroused, and the sub-title: “A Book for All and None”, generally succeeds in dissipating the last doubts the prospective purchaser may entertain concerning his fitness for the book or its fitness for him.
A Dodson would not be taxed with the omission of anything that was becoming, or that belonged to that eternal fitness of things which was plainly indicated in the practice of the most substantial parishioners, and in the family traditions,–such as obedience to parents, faithfulness to
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FITNESS

What does FITNESS stand for? The Free Dictionary

I have asserted, that true honour and true virtue are almost synonymous terms, and they are both founded on the unalterable rule of right, and the eternal fitness of things; to which an untruth being absolutely repugnant and contrary, it is certain that true honour cannot support an untruth.

“It but remains for this council to command, and Tal Hajus must prove his fitness to rule.

“Chieftains,” continued Lorquas Ptomel, “shall the jeddak, Tal Hajus, prove his fitness to rule over Tars Tarkas?”

The great charm of your sex is its capability of an ardent self-sacrificing affection, and herein we see its fitness to round and complete the existence of our own.
She had intended to teach Anne the childish classic, “Now I lay me down to sleep.” But she had, as I have told you, the glimmerings of a sense of humor–which is simply another name for a sense
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DENTAL

Dental prophylaxis | definition of dental prophylaxis by Medical dictionary

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prophylaxis

 [pro″fĭ-lak´sis]

oral prophylaxis cleaning of the teeth by a dentist or dental hygienist, including removal of plaque, materia alba, calculus, and extrinsic stains; done as a preventive measure for control of gingivitis. Called also dental prophylaxis.

Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

den·tal pro·phy·lax·is

a series of procedures whereby calculus, stain, and other accretions are removed from the crowns and roots of the teeth, and the enamel surfaces are polished.

Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

den·tal proph·y·lax·is

(den’tăl prō’fi-lak’sis)

Measures to promote the health and prevent disease of the teeth and gums that include scaling and polishing procedures performed to remove plaque, calculus, and stains.

Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

den·tal proph·y·lax·is

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EXERCISE

definition of exercise by Medical dictionary

exercise

 [ek´ser-sīz]

performance of physical exertion for improvement of health or correction of physical deformity.

active exercise motion imparted to a part by voluntary contraction and relaxation of its controlling muscles.

active assistive exercise voluntary contraction of muscles controlling a part, assisted by a therapist or by some other means.

aerobic exercise a type of physical activity that increases the heart rate and promotes increased use of oxygen in order to improve the overall body condition.

ballistic stretching e’s rapid, jerky movements employed in exercises to stretch muscles and connective tissue.

cardiovascular exercise exercises to promote improved capacity of the cardiovascular system. They must be administered at least twice weekly, with most programs conducted three to five or more times weekly. The contraction of major muscle groups must be repeated often enough to elevate the heart rate to a target level determined during testing. Used in the treatment

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FITNESS

definition of fitness by Medical dictionary

fit·ness

(fit’nes),

1. Well-being.

2. Suitability.

3. In population genetics, a measure of the relative survival and reproductive success of a given individual or phenotype, or of a population subgroup.

4. A set of attributes, primarily respiratory and cardiovascular, relating to ability to perform tasks requiring expenditure of energy.

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fitness

(fĭt′nĭs)

n.

1. The state or condition of being fit; suitability or appropriateness.

2. Good health, especially good physical condition resulting from exercise and proper nutrition.

3. Biology The extent to which an organism is able to produce offspring in a particular environment.

The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

fitness

Health The ability or capacity to perform a particular task. See Aerobic fitness, Cardioivascular fitness, Physical fitness.

McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by

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FITNESS

Physical fitness | definition of physical fitness by Medical dictionary

physical

 [fiz´ĭ-kal]

pertaining to the body, to material things, or to physics.

physical fitness a state of physiologic well being that is achieved through a combination of good diet, regular physical exercise, and other practices that promote good health.

physical therapist a rehabilitation professional who promotes optimal health and functional independence through the application of scientific principles to prevent, identify, assess, correct, or alleviate acute or chronic movement dysfunction, physical disability, or pain. A physical therapist is a graduate of a physical therapy program approved by a nationally recognized accrediting body or has achieved the documented equivalent in education, training, or experience; in addition, the therapist must meet any current legal requirements of licensure or registration and be currently competent in the field.

Persons wishing to practice as qualified physical therapists must be licensed. All 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth

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TREATMENT

definition of treatment by Medical dictionary

treatment

 [trēt´ment]

1. the management and care of a patient; see also care.
2. the combating of a disease or disorder; called also therapy.

Schematic of the treatment planning process using occupational therapy as an example. From Pedretti and Early, 2001.

active treatment treatment directed immediately to the cure of the disease or injury.

causal treatment treatment directed against the cause of a disease.

conservative treatment treatment designed to avoid radical medical therapeutic measures or operative procedures.

empiric treatment treatment by means that experience has proved to be beneficial.

expectant treatment treatment directed toward relief of untoward symptoms, leaving the cure of the disease to natural forces.

extraordinary treatment a type of treatment that is usually highly invasive and might be considered burdensome to the patient; the effort to decide what is extraordinary raises numerous ethical questions.

fever treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing
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TREATMENT

definition of treatment by The Free Dictionary

If they continued to sing like their great predecessor of romantic themes, they were drawn as by a kind of magnetic attraction into the Homeric style and manner of treatment, and became mere echoes of the Homeric voice: in a word, Homer had so completely exhausted the epic genre, that after him further efforts were doomed to be merely conventional.
Certainly, if Raffles had continued alive and susceptible of further treatment when he arrived, and he had then imagined any disobedience to his orders on the part of Bulstrode, he would have made a strict inquiry, and if his conjecture had been verified he would have thrown up the case, in spite of his recent heavy obligation.
The doctors said that she could not get on without medical treatment, so they kept her in the stifling atmosphere of the town, and the Rostovs did not move to the
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DENTAL

definition of dental by Medical dictionary

pertaining to the teeth.

dental assistant a specially trained health care worker who provides direct support to the dentist. An educationally qualified dental assistant may be delegated to do intraoral procedures that do not require the professional skill and judgment of a dentist. Although not all states require formal education for dental assistants, minimum educational standards include a program of approximately one academic year. Dental assistants may take the Certification Examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board and earn the title of a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). Some state boards of dentistry register dental assistants (RDA) after completion of a state-administered examination. Dental assistants may be members of their professional organization, the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), whose address is American Dental Assistants Association, 203 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60601.

dental caries a process of demineralization of tooth enamel, leading to destruction of enamel and dentin, with
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EXERCISE

definition of exercise by The Free Dictionary

Therefore, a prince, not being able to exercise this virtue of liberality in such a way that it is recognized, except to his cost, if he is wise he ought not to fear the reputation of being mean, for in time he will come to be more considered than if liberal, seeing that with his economy his revenues are enough, that he can defend himself against all attacks, and is able to engage in enterprises without burdening his people; thus it comes to pass that he exercises liberality towards all from whom he does not take, who are numberless, and meanness towards those to whom he does not give, who are few.

And there is nothing wastes so rapidly as liberality, for even whilst you exercise it you lose the power to do so, and so become either poor or despised, or else, in avoiding poverty, rapacious and hated.

Examine
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