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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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However, the Supreme Court ruled that in cases where the harassment culminates in a tangible employment action, the employer is vicariously liable regardless of whether the employer had preventive anti-harassment policies in place and regardless of whether the employer took remedial action once learning of the conduct.
The government has filed a motion to dismiss the Rosenberg case on account of jurisdictional defects, and at a March 17 conference, it indicated that it will do the same with respect to the Krasney action if that latter action is not withdrawn.
Emergency Action Plans are professionally designed plans that include an official EAP document that is filed with the Fire Department and kept onsite at a building.
Action research is a form of applied research tied to the efforts of practitioners to improve their practice (Sagor, 1992).
The major goal of this paper is to describe those processes, events, and outcomes that guided teachers in conducting action research on the use of alternative assessments to measure problem- solving skills.
The Federal Reserve is also working with the French banking supervisor to take joint action to require Credit Lyonnais and its parent to enhance their overall compliance programs.
Does it matter what kind of class action is involved?
Then what are the ethical implications in the renewed affirmative action discussion?
The value of action learning comes from combining a real-time problem with a learning need that involves a motivated set of participants.
The arm action is the most critical point of focus for timing, rhythm, and tempo during the flights over the hurdle and the sprinting between hurdles as well as at the start and finish.
Direct action allows us to symbolically challenge business as usual and to crystallize an issue into its essential conflict," says Brune.