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action

 [ak´shun]
the accomplishment of an effect, whether mechanical or chemical, or the effect so produced.
cumulative action the sudden and markedly increased action of a drug after administration of several doses.
independent nursing action nursing care that can be provided without the direction of other health care providers.
medication action/side effects in the omaha system, information regarding the purposes and positive or negative consequences of therapeutic drugs.
reflex action an involuntary response to a stimulus conveyed to the nervous system and reflected to the periphery, passing below the level of consciousness; see also reflex.

ac·tion

(ak'shŭn),
1. The performance of any of the vital functions, the manner of such performance, or the result of the same.
2. The exertion of any force or power, physical, chemical, or mental.
[L. actio, from ago, pp. actus, to do]

action

/ac·tion/ (ak´shun) the accomplishment of an effect, whether mechanical or chemical, or the effect so produced.
ball-valve action  the intermittent obstruction caused by a free or partially attached foreign body in a tubular or cavitary structure, as by a foreign body in a bronchus, a stone in a bile duct, or a tumor in the cardiac atrium.
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Ball-valve action. Calculi obstructing the cystic duct (A), common hepatic duct (B), and common bile duct (C) .
cumulative action  action of increased intensity, as the sudden and markedly increased action of a drug after administration of several doses, due to the accumulation of the drug in the body.
reflex action  a response, often involuntary, resulting from passage of excitation potential from a receptor to a muscle or gland over a reflex arc.

action

an activity used to carry out a function or produce an effect.

Action

Government See Adverse action, Affirmative action.
MedspeakUS See Hospital disciplinary action.
Physiology A function or movement of substance or body part.

ACTION

Cardiology
(1) A Coronary disease Trial Investigating Outcome with Nifedipine GITS. A trial assessing the effect of a calcium channel blocker (CCB) nifedipine on cardiovascular event-free survival of patients with stable angina and no heart failure.

Logistics
(1) Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial; 6000 patients.
(2) Randomised, single-blind, multicenter, non-US; 360 enrolled—3 arms, 2 different doses of actinomycin D, and uncoated stents.
 
Conclusion
ACTION failed to show any benefit of adding a long-acting CCB to standard therapy for major cardiovascular event-free survival.
 
(2) Actinomycin Eluting Stent Improves Outcomes by Reducing Neointimal Hyperplasia. A trial that assessed the safety and efficacy of the Multilink tetra-D actinomycin-D eluting stent system.
 
Conclusion
Restenosis was increased in actinomycin-eluting stents; while there was no significant increase in MI or death, Guidant cancelled further development of the actinomycin stent.
 
Endocrinology
See ACTION I, ACTION II.

ac·tion

(ak'shŭn)
1. Performance of a function, the manner of such performance, or its result.
2. Exertion of a force or power: physical, chemical, or mental.
[L. actio, from ago, pp. actus, to do]

action

in addition to its general meaning, the name for a force applied to a body or object. Often used with reactionin a simple expression of Newton's third law of motion.
action oblique head adducts and flexes first metatarsophalangeal joint; transverse head accents transverse metatarsal arch; contraction of adductor hallucis tends to abduct the hallux in foot with metatarsus primus varus or incipient hallux abductovalgus
action with adductors longus and brevis and pectineus it adducts, extends and medially rotates the hip joint, stabilizing the hip, and preventing lateral hip tilt when standing on one leg
action with adductors longus and brevis and pectineus it adducts, extends and medially rotates the hip joint, stabilizing the hip and preventing lateral hip tilt when standing on one leg

ac·tion

(ak'shŭn)
1. The performance of any of the vital functions; manner or result of such performance.
2. The exertion of any force or power: physical, chemical, or mental.
[L. actio, from ago, pp. actus, to do]

action,

n the coordinated movement of a group of muscles, relative to the resting position of the body.

action

1. the accomplishment of an effect, whether mechanical or chemical, or the effect so produced.
2. the gait or type of movement of an animal.

cumulative action
the sudden and markedly increased action of a drug after administration of several doses.
action lists
are produced by a computerized herd health program from the analysis of reproduction data, which set out which cows are to be examined for a variety of reproductive reasons, such as pregnancy, failure to conceive and postnatal clearance for resumption of breeding.

Patient discussion about action

Q. is there are actions i should know about how to give the best care and treatment for an autistic child? like a special logistic care , or a special day care and privet assistant...

A. being a parent to an autistic child compels you to know more on that condition. about the options and educational techniques and all that. thank god we live in modern days that the information is so accessible.. here is (what i think anyway) the best site about Autism:
http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/index.php
i'm sure you'll find it useful like i did!

Q. How much influence does diet pose when dealing with fibro? What actions have been found to reduce or eliminate

A. Of course, you may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/fibromyalgia.html

And if you have any questions you may consult your doctor.

Q. What actions should i take in order to keep my self in a sharp and restricted fitness control?

A. I would try some body weight circuits 3 to 4 times a week.

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Designing the course around participants' needs, the instructor used a model of action research which incorporated a cycle of planning, acting, observing and reflecting (Hopkins, 1985; Keemis, 1982).
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Laird's book The Case for Affirmative Action in University Admissions (Bay Tree Publishing, March 2005), with a Foreword by the Reverend Jesse Jackson, is a passionate, well-written defense of affirmative action that not only takes diversity in to account, but also deals frankly with the centuries of mistreatment of blacks in this country.
Sinyard: In Sinyard, the Ninth Circuit agreed with the Tax Court's determination that contingent attorneys' fees recovered by a plaintiff in an opt-in class action were includible in the plaintiff's gross income.
The basic premise of affirmative action is that, given the long-standing and deeply-rooted cultural stigma attached to factors such as dark skin color, racial minorities and others will continue to suffer social exclusion without concerted, conscious, and deliberate efforts to incorporate them into public life.
Responding to what best describes their actual ethical behavior--not what it should be--sing the five theories, 55 percent of the students selected the action that treats others in the way they would want to be treated--deontology.
The Action Learning Process is a proven technique for harvesting relevant knowledge on a focused issue and turning that knowledge into performance enhancing activities.
The arm action helps produce good balance and arm-leg rhythm.