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flag

Lab medicine A determined value on a diagnostic test at or above which a certain action is taken; eg fasting glucose > 7.8 mmol/L–US: > 140 mg/dL, is a flag for notifying the attending physician, who might not otherwise suspect DM. See Decision level, Panic value, Red flag.

flag

(flag)
medical transcription Warning or caution by the transcriptionist to the author of a report, pointing out problems (e.g., missing date, dictation errors, equipment problems, or potentially inflammatory remarks). Flags contribute to risk management.

flag

(flag)
medical transcription warning or caution by the transcriptionist to the author of a report, pointing out problems (e.g., missing date, dictation errors, equipment problems, or potentially inflammatory remarks).

flag,

n 1. a type of indicator used for identification.
2. a label that signals the occurrence of some medical condition (“red flag”).

flag

see udder edema.
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They managed to escape by flagging down another car and fleeing the gunmen, but at least one Iraqi man and a bystander were killed in the gunfire.
My friend Claire tried flagging down numerous London taxis and was continually told by the driver(s), 'sorry, we don't have any ramps for your friend's wheelchair'.
At least seven men have been attacked and robbed at knifepoint after flagging down what they believed was a private hire car.