Pentathlon

(redirected from Olympic pentathlon)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
(1) PENTATHLON

Pentasaccharide in Total Hip Replacement, or Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin C. A trial comparing the efficacy and safety of a pentasaccharide fondaparinux to enoxaparin in preventing thromboembolism (TE) post elective hip replacement
Conclusion TE occurred in 6.0% of fondaparinux and 8.0% of enoxaparin patients (non-statistically significant; p = 0.099); no significant difference in the rates of major bleeds or death between the groups

(2) Pentathlon
A five-part Olympic event in which the participant must ride an unfamiliar horse, shoot a pistol—formerly loaded with pellets, now a laser—épée fence, swim—200 metres freestyle—and run 3 km cross country
References in periodicals archive ?
49) For informaton on this first Modern Olympic pentathlon, see Bill Mallon, The 1906 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 1999), 58-59; Carl Diem, "Die olympischen Spiele 1906," in: Die Olympischen Spiele 1906 in Athen, eds.
Stars like Jonah Lomu, Ian Thorpe and Britain's reigning Olympic pentathlon champion, Birchfield Harriers' Denise Lewis, are at the forefront of a pounds 3 million campaign to boost the profile of the games.
1972 Olympic pentathlon champion ``COLIN has been so dignified and successful throughout his entire career.
Denise's victory emulated the triumph of Mary Peters, who won the Olympic pentathlon in 1972.
Mary Peters charmed the watching world when she pulled off a major upset to win the 1972 Olympic pentathlon.
Full browser ?