discharge

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discharge

1. the act of removing a load, as of cargo
2. Law
a. a release, as of a person held under legal restraint
b. an annulment, as of a court order
3. Physics
a. the act or process of removing or losing charge or of equalizing a potential difference
b. a transient or continuous conduction of electricity through a gas by the formation and movement of electrons and ions in an applied electric field
4. 
a. the volume of fluid flowing along a pipe or a channel in unit time
b. the output rate of a plant or piece of machinery, such as a pump

discharge

[′dis‚chärj]
(electricity)
To remove a charge from a battery, capacitor, or other electric-energy storage device.
(electronics)
The passage of electricity through a gas, usually accompanied by a glow, arc, spark, or corona. Also known as electric discharge.
(fluid mechanics)
The flow rate of a fluid at a given instant expressed as volume per unit of time.
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As such, and given all the existing evidence to suggest caution in functional outcome prediction for Mary, planning for an early supported discharge to home could have begun from the outset of the rehabilitation admission.
But the research revealed that fewer than half of hospitals have access to stroke-specific services known as Early Supported Discharge.
e early supported discharge (ESD) service developed by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, allows some stroke patients to continue their recovery in the comfort of their own homes.

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