(redirected from medical directive)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial.
Related to medical directive: advance medical directive


1. Music
a. an instrumental passage preceding the entry of a soloist, choir, etc.
b. an opening passage in a movement or composition that precedes the main material
2. Logic (qualified by the name of an operation) a syntactic rule specifying the conditions under which a formula or statement containing the specified operator may be derived from others



(in music), a section which precedes the main theme of a work or one of its parts and which prepares the way for the appearance of that theme. This preparation consists in anticipating the character and intonations of the theme or in setting off the theme by contrast. An introduction may be either very brief or very lengthy; it may be composed of passages or chords (the finale of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3), or it may consist of a striking musical theme which is subsequently developed in the music (the first part of P. I. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4). Sometimes the introduction becomes an independent piece—for example, in instrumental music and especially in large-scale vocal-instrumental and stage works, where it constitutes a kind of overture (P. I. Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin and Wagner’s opera Lohengrin).



(1) A short opening to the first movement or the finale of cyclic instrumental works (symphonies, divertimenti, string quartets) or to one-part instrumental compositions.

(2) A brief overture in opera or ballet; also an orchestral opening to a separate act of an opera.

(3) A vocal ensemble or choral scene in opera immediately after the overture and serving as an opening to the first act of the opera, for example, in M. I. Glinka’s Ivan Susanin and Ruslan and Ludmilla.



Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (the USSR or the Soviet Union) is the first socialist all-people’s state in history, expressing the will and interests of the working class, peasantry, and intelligentsia and of all the nations (natsii, nations in the historical sense) and nationalities of the country.

The USSR borders on 12 countries: Norway, Finland, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Rumania in the west and Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, the People’s Republic of China, the Mongolian People’s Republic, and the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea in the south. The total length of the state’s borders is more than 60,000 km (1½ times the length of the equator). The USSR also borders on 12 seas, belonging to the basins of three oceans—the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans.

The USSR is the largest country in area, occupying nearly one-sixth of the world’s inhabited area, or 22,402,200 sq km. In population, with a total of 266.6 million people (as of Jan. 1, 1981), it ranks third, after China and India. The capital is the city of Moscow. The Soviet Union is a multinational state, uniting 15 Union republics (see Table 1, page 2).

The USSR lies in Asia and Europe; the Asiatic part of the USSR occupies about 75 percent of the total land area, and the European part, about 25 percent. The northernmost point in the continental USSR is Cheliuskin Cape (77°43′ N lat.); the northernmost point of the entire USSR is Fligel’ Cape on Rudolf Island (81°49′ N lat.). The southernmost point is the aul (mountain village) of Chil’dukhter, near the city of Kushka (35°08′ N lat.). The total extent of the country from north to south is about 5,000 km. From east to west, the total extent, from the Baltic Spit of the Gulf of Gdańsk (19°38’ E long.) to the Dezhnev Cape (169°40′ W long.), is nearly twice as great. The easternmost point is the island of Ratmanov in the Bering Strait (169°02′ W long.).

The USSR spans 11 time zones.

References in periodicals archive ?
Another type of medical directive is a health care power of attorney, also known as a medical power of attorney, health care proxy, or appointment of health care agent.
In addition, Nolo Press' WillMaker computer program includes state-specific medical directive forms.
In concert with the values history, the medical directive is designed to encourage prior consideration of specific instances and types of medical treatments and interventions an individual would want performed.
A will and medical directive are likely necessities, but whether or not other documents are needed will take some thought.
The simple goal of this effort is to provide information and tools to assist with thoughtful reflection on healthcare choices and ideas on how to get more people to complete medical directives.
A will A living will or medical directive Total respondents 45% 41% White 52% 45% Black 32% 32% Hispanic 26% 34% Note: Table made from bar graph.
That act requires every medical facility that receives federal funds -- "and that's almost all of them because of Medicare," she said -- to ask people being admitted whether they have an advance medical directive and, if not, whether they would like one.
Open communication is vital when discussing the need for legal documents such as an advanced medical directive, a limited medical power of attorney, a limited financial power of attorney, and a durable power of attorney.
We have analyzed preferences stated in the Medical Directive, using likelihood ratios to see how well one preference can predict another.
Apart from this, the major factor driving market growth is the medical directive EN 13795, which has set high standards of quality for surgical drapes and gowns.
19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Dune Medical Devices announced today that it has received CE approval for compliance with the European Union's medical directive for its next generation MarginProbe System console.

Full browser ?