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alert

noun A generic term for a warning call, alarm, or message which addresses concerns where urgent action may be needed to be provided by a health and social care.
Government noun See Kickback alert.
MedspeakUK noun An urgent message delivered about an actual or potential threat to patient safety, which can be delivered in person, by phone, on screen, by email, pager, SMS, snail mail, mass media. 
Neurology adjective
(1) Referring to a state in which a person is awake and appropriately answers all questions.
(2) Attentive; quick to think or act.
Pharma noun See Clinical alert.
Public health See Amber alert, Medical device safety alert, Orange alert.
Vox populi On the ball, “with it.”

ALERT

Abbreviation for:
Acute Life-threatening Events Recognition and Treatment (Medspeak-UK)
Allergy to Latex Education and Resource Team
Assessment of Lescol in Renal Transplantation

Cardiology
Assessment of Lescol (fluvastatin) in Renal Transplantation. A trial assessing fluvastatin’s potential for improving survival in renal transplant recipients in relation to cardiovascular mortality and graft rejection.
 
Conclusion
Fluvastatin reduced the risk for cardiac death and non-fatal MI, but had no effect on renal endpoints in renal transplant recipients.
 
Logistics
Randomised, multicentre, double-blind, placebo-controlled; 2100 renal transplant recipients with total cholesterol 4–9 mmol/L/155-348 mg/dL.
 
Neurology 
Adjunctive Lamictal in Epilepsy: Response to Treatment. An observational study assessing the safety and efficacy of lamictal in seizure control in patients with seizure disorders.

alert

Neurology adjective
1. Referring to a state in which an individual is awake and appropriately answers all questions.
2. Attentive; quick to think or act Vox populi On-the-ball, 'with it,' cooking with gas, smelling the coffee, firing on all 12–Italy, 10–Chrysler, 8–US, 6–Europe, 5–Sweden, 4–Japan, 3–France, cylinders.

ALERT

Nephrology A clinical trial–Assessment of Lescol® in Renal Transplantation
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On his shrewd, alert, Irish-American features was an expression of unnatural gloom.
They presently entered, softly, with quickened pulses, talking in whispers, ears alert to catch the slightest sound, and muscles tense and ready for instant retreat.
Her mind was perfectly clear now, and, save that she could not move, she was most of the time quite free from pain, and alert in every nerve to all that was going on within or without the house.
The flame illuminated her hand stretched out: roused now, and on the alert for discoveries, I at once noticed that hand.
Confused as Catherine was, her wits were alert at applying our conversation.
He remembered afterward how intensely wide awake and alert he had thought he was.
On the crowd's opening the coach doors, the one mourner scuffled out of himself and was in their hands for a moment; but he was so alert, and made such good use of his time, that in another moment he was scouring away up a bye-street, after shedding his cloak, hat, long hatband, white pocket-handkerchief, and other symbolical tears.
Pride and jealousy there was in his eye, for his life had been spent in asserting rights which were constantly liable to invasion; and the prompt, fiery, and resolute disposition of the man, had been kept constantly upon the alert by the circumstances of his situation.
Nothing followed for a time, but the remark had set us all on the alert, straining ears and eyes--the musketeers with their pieces balanced in their hands, the captain out in the middle of the block house with his mouth very tight and a frown on his face.
The old to-morrow habit has been superseded by "Do It To-day"; and life has become more tense, alert, vivid.
Plots in fiction should be wedded to the understanding of the reader, and be constructed in such a way that, reconciling impossibilities, smoothing over difficulties, keeping the mind on the alert, they may surprise, interest, divert, and entertain, so that wonder and delight joined may keep pace one with the other; all which he will fail to effect who shuns verisimilitude and truth to nature, wherein lies the perfection of writing.
Instantly the askaris and the whites were on the alert.