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step-down

(of a transformer) reducing a high voltage applied to the primary winding to a lower voltage on the secondary winding
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I know the difference between the two approaches, and I saw the annunciator illuminate to say "LNAV." Yet I still was executing the approach as if it had a glidepath and no step-down fix, even though the glideslope needle was flagged.
After clearing the obstacle and passing the step-down fix, I resumed my descent, visually acquired the airport and joined the pattern for an otherwise normal arrival.
The hospital will add 11 beds to the new step-down ICU facility and will also expand its NICU facilities.
Secondary outcomes included changes in health-related quality of life, pharmacy expenditures, and predictors of successful step-down. Quality of life was evaluated using 2 instruments: the 12-item Short Form Health Survey for generic quality of life, and a validated disease-specific measure not otherwise described.
(5,6) Because our institution has anecdotally reported postoperative complications only in rare cases, we sought to determine if airway complications in patients who underwent isolated tonsillectomy/UPPP were significant enough to warrant the added expense and inconvenience of step-down monitoring in the intensive care unit.
About half (49%) of patients in the step-down group actually received a reduced dosage; the rest, presumably, did not achieve a level of control suitable for the physician to initiate the taper.
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