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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
References in classic literature ?
The boy followed close upon his heels, his every sense upon the alert, his nerves keyed to the highest pitch of excitement.
He had heard noisy little Manu, and even the soft rustling of the parting shrubbery where Sheeta passed before either of these alert animals sensed his presence.
For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life.
Her action and noise he identified as unfriendly, and he became alert and watchful, prepared for whatever hostile act she might next commit.
No stop 'm, marster," the black quavered, with eyes alert for something to be thrown at him.
He was a sneak and a thief, a mischief-maker, a fomenter of trouble; and irate squaws told him to his face, the while he eyed them alert and ready to dodge any quick-flung missile, that he was a wolf and worthless and bound to come to an evil end.
For an instant he seemed to see this unnatural contest between a dead intelligence and a breathing mechanism only as a spectator--such fancies are in dreams; then he regained his identity almost as if by a leap forward into his body, and the straining automaton had a directing will as alert and fierce as that of its hideous antagonist.
My brain had become so alert and eager, so quickened by the wonder of the new world the books had discovered to it, that it now suffered all the misery of stagnancy and inaction.
Most men have learned to read to serve a paltry convenience, as they have learned to cipher in order to keep accounts and not be cheated in trade; but of reading as a noble intellectual exercise they know little or nothing; yet this only is reading, in a high sense, not that which lulls us as a luxury and suffers the nobler faculties to sleep the while, but what we have to stand on tip-toe to read and devote our most alert and wakeful hours to.
Even the individuals became less watchful and alert, so that one might have thought Numa and Sabor and Sheeta entirely deleted from the scheme of things.
They were alert and active, anxious that the work should go well, and fiercely irritable with whatever, by delay or confusion, retarded that work.
began the princess, and from her serious and alert face, Kitty guessed what it would be.