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on/off phenomenon

a periodic loss of the efficacy of levodopa in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, without obvious relationship to the timing of levodopa administration. Also called random off.

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Vox populi adverb Taking, receiving, as in, he/she is on coumadin, on drugs, etc
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Onward Computer Systems is an end-to-end computer services company helping small, medium and large businesses better manage their distributed computing environment.
He wrote: "Don't the words Onward Christian Soldiers sound inappropriate now?
As with nervous breakdown subsequently, neurasthenia was widely publicized, from the 1880s onward.
His account of the enthusiastic response of those Renaissance intellectuals, from Ficino onward, who accepted the Hermetic treatises as a pure embodiment of the most ancient wisdom of the Egyptians is surprisingly brief, in view of his own special interest in that aspect of Renaissance thought.
Other passengers, many in more austere compartments--though in total regrettably few, like the poor and maimed in the parable--receive the onward ticket with gratitude.
The cheque amounting to Rs 209,775,000 has been issued to Deputy Commissioner of Quetta on account of payment towards the land acquisition in Quetta-Zarghoon Gas Pipeline project for onward disbursement to the affected landowners.
Previously, Saville was employed as president and CEO of Medefis, senior vice president of Onward Healthcare as well as chief operating officer and general counsel at HealthStaff Professionals.
56 services will call at Wembley Central for onward travel to Birmingham - but these trains are also expected to be packed.
In addition to provisions, the Onward Store is also known for supplying passersby with healthy servings of history and lore--most notably related to Theodore Roosevelt's historic visit to Mississippi in 1902.
However, growth will be more robust from 2014 onward.
The third runway was to be for domestic flights carrying people from Britain's regional airports for onward transcontinental flights and vice versa, freeing up capacity on existing runways for more long haul flights.