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Centralization

 

in biology, the evolutionary development of a single organ or a single organic system formed by the union of individual cells, tissues, or organs that perform related functions. An example of centralization is the concentration of diffusely distributed nerve cells into nerve trunks in the turbellarians; another example is the development of the vertebrates’ kidney from the metameric nephridia of the cephalochordata. Centralization is usually associated with the broadening and intensification of functions.

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It is clear that no further rationalisations or centralisations of services should proceed until there is a national plan discussed with and agreed by communities, health unions and professionals that saves our health service from the death by a thousand cuts that it is currently experiencing.
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The contract, which follows the merger of the Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank sees the centralisation of all UK trading activity at the London Wall offices.
Our new one is written to a background of increasing globalisation and centralisation.