DPA


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dual-photon absorptiometry

A technique used to measure bone density.

Pros
DPA measures bone density of the vertebrae and hip (the bones most susceptible to clinical fractures), using very low doses of radiation.

Cons
Slower scan time than other methods.

DPA

Abbrev. for Diploma in Public Administration.

DPA,

n.pr See acid, docosapentaenoic.
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Under the terms of the DPA, which states that Herckis aided and abetted Hochfeld's securities law violations, Herckis must comply with certain prohibitions and undertakings.
In both cases, the theoretical efficiency is identical to that of the ideal class-B/class-B DPA in the low power region.
He acknowledged that exercising such supervisory power in the context of a DPA is "novel," and indeed, his opinion appears to be the first time a judge has established that courts hold such power.
Launched in 2010 by the General Secretariat of the Executive Council, the DPA has become a successful government initiative that is producing results at local and federal levels.
They did not want DPA to be another discussion exercise; they wanted it to be a results-oriented programme generating concrete, practical and quickly applicable recommendations.
In his first two years in office, he emphasized the need to "significantly strengthen" DPA to help it "become more proactive in tackling global crises, especially in the realm of preventive diplomacy.