Mimic

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Mimic

An imitation that sends a false signal.
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At a time when drug resistance is growing at an alarming rate, and with TB being the great mimicker, it is important to have a histopathological diagnosis together with a drug sensitivity profile to achieve a definitive diagnosis and treatment.
The higher proportion of cases of unknown etiology in unmatched compared with matched HES admissions and their shorter length of hospital stay supports the possibility of misdiagnosis and suggests a more likely diagnosis of a mimicker syndrome such as septic encephalopathy.
Because Rick van Baaren and colleagues found that in adult mimicry increases helpful behavior not just toward the mimicker but also toward other people who need help, we varied whether the adult who needed help in our two tests was the woman who had mimicked infants or not during the play period or someone else that infants had only met briefly before the play period.
One's audience's understanding of identity can change--as it inevitably will--and the slippage of identity defined in the mimicry will remain because the foundation for the identity critique is based on a relatively fixed relationship between the mimicked and the mimicker as defined in a historical text.
In cases with indeterminate clinical picture or picture is mimicker of other non pancreatic diseases and without typical high values of lab test for acute pancreatitis, such patients should be kept under close observation and repeat lab tests of serum amylase and lipase within 24 hour of worsening symptoms so as early as possible aggressive management can be started in order to reduce mortality and morbidity.
Then I read that Bradley began his career as a James Brown mimicker on stage before he found his own groove.
Results of three experiments suggested that mimicry is more nuanced than previously thought and not, the authors wrote, "uniformly beneficial to the mimicker.
This change in the perception of the mimicker is usually associated with a change in behavior of the person mimicked towards the mimicker.
Levy R, Lam JM: Cutis marmorata telengiectatica congenita; a mimicker of a common disorder.
Six years later, she wrote her autobiography Prime Mimicker, chronicling her childhood and career as impressionist.