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Dependent Personality Disorder definition: A personality disorder characterized by a pervasive and excessive need to be taken care of that leads to submissive and clinging behavior and fears of separation, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
Euthanasia, Passive definition: Failing to prevent death from natural causes, for reasons of mercy by the withdrawal or withholding of life-prolonging treatment.
Immunization, Passive definition: Transfer of immunity from immunized to non-immune host by administration of serum antibodies, or transplantation of lymphocytes (ADOPTIVE TRANSFER).
passive immunization definition: use of antibodies or primed lymphocytes from an immune donor to produce immunity against an antigenic substance or organism in a nonimmune host.
Motion Therapy, Continuous Passive definition: Movement of a body part initiated and maintained by a mechanical or electrical device to restore normal range of motion to joints, muscles, or tendons after surgery, prosthesis implantation, contracture flexion, or long immobilization.
Passive Cutaneous Anaphylaxis definition: An evanescent cutaneous reaction occurring when antibody is injected into a local area on the skin and antigen is subsequently injected intravenously along with a dye. The dye makes the rapidly occurring capillary dilatation and increased vascular permeability readily visible by leakage into the reaction site. PCA is a sensitive reaction for detecting very small quantities of antibodies and is also a method for studying the mechanisms of immediate hypersensitivity.
Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder definition: A personality disorder characterized by an indirect resistance to demands for adequate social and occupational performance; anger and opposition to authority and the expectations of others that is expressed covertly by obstructionism, procrastination, stubbornness, dawdling, forgetfulness, and intentional inefficiency. (Dorland, 27th ed)
passive smoking definition: involuntary inhalation of sidestream smoke from the burning tip of the cigarette and/or mainstream smoke that has been inhaled and then exhaled by the smoker.
Passive Smoke Exposure definition: Exposure to tobacco smoke products among individuals who do not smoke. This can result from sharing space with a smoker or from placental transfer from mother to fetus.
Catheters, Vascular, Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary Perfusion definition: Balloon angioplasty catheters designed to perform percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty procedures while permitting transmission of blood to the distal coronary bed. In some of these catheters, blood enters the central lumen through side holes proximal to the balloon, due to native coronary (aortic) pressure and exits beyond the balloon into the distal coronary artery (passive diffusion). Other perfusing catheters are large-lumen, over-the-wire-design balloon catheters; blood is pumped under pressure through the lumen to the distal tip (active diffusion). Active diffusion catheters include two tubes; the annular cavity between the tubes is the inflation channel, while the lumen of the inner tube is used for advancing the guide wire, as well as for hemoperfusion. During the angioplasty procedure, blood is usually pumped from the femoral artery using a piston pump. These catheters may be considered a tool for myocardial protection during angioplasty procedures, for prevention of hemodynamic compromise in selected patients, and for prolonged balloon inflation times.
passive transport definition: movement of materials, usually across cell membranes, by processes not requiring metabolic energy expenditure.
Passive Ion Transport definition: Ion transport that derives its energy from the concentration gradient of the ion itself.
passive evasion of immune response of other organism during symbiotic interaction definition: Any process by which an organism avoids the immune response of a second organism without directly interfering with the second organism's immune system, where the two organisms are in a symbiotic interaction. [PMID:12439615]
passive immune evasion definition: OBSOLETE. Any mechanism of immune avoidance that does not directly interfere with the symbiont immune system. The symbiont is defined as the smaller of the organisms involved in a symbiotic interaction. [PMID:12439615]
Passive Method definition: Based on techniques in which the patient refrains from voluntary muscle contraction.
Passive Stretching definition: A technique in which one is relaxed and makes no contribution to the range of motion. Instead, an external force is used to achieve the stretching. A position is held by another body part or person, or an apparatus.
Prostheses, Upper Limb, Hand, Passive definition: Hand prostheses designed for cosmetic (i.e., passive) replacement of a missing hand. These prostheses are typically devices that resemble a natural hand and are made of metal (e.g., cobalt-chromium alloys), hard plastics (e.g., polyethylene), or a combination of materials; they are usually fixed with a socket to the wrist and require some degree of customization. Passive hand prostheses are usually covered with a cosmetic glove; they are available in a great variety of configurations and sizes. The prostheses may be used alone as a replacement for a lost hand or as the terminal component of a below-the-elbow, above-the-elbow, or total upper limb prosthesis; some hand prostheses can be locked in several fixed positions. They are used mainly in patients who have congenital abnormalities or who suffered amputations due to illness (e.g., diabetes) or traumatic accidents.
passive definition: Passif.
 
 
deGerman
Passiv definition: [1] Linguistik: eine der beiden Diathesen, Leideform
passiv definition: [1] Zustand, in dem man nichts tut [2] erdulden, was mit jemandem passiert, ohne etwas dagegen zu tun
 
frFrench
passif definition: [1] passiv
passif definition: La totalité des dettes passives d’une personne.
passif definition: Le mode passif.
passif definition: Celui, celle qui , dans le coït, est le partenaire réceptif.