pharmacologic agent

pharmacologic agent

[-loj′ik]
any oral, parenteral, or topical substance used to alleviate symptoms and treat or control a disease process or aid recovery from an injury.
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USPRwire, Sun Nov 08 2015] Drug eluting stent, also known as medicated coronary stent, is a tiny, expandable metal mesh tube that is covered with a pharmacologic agent.
The writing group for these guidelines continues to recommend metformin as first-line therapy in this age group but with close monitoring for glycemic deterioration and the early addition of insulin or another pharmacologic agent if needed," Dr.
Next month caregivers will have a new pharmacologic agent to tackle Alzheimer's disease.
A history of drug abuse is a consideration in choosing a pharmacologic agent, but it isn't necessarily a deal breaker in prescribing a stimulant.
Allowing contact of the pharmacologic agent with the occlusion material is most important.
A careful risk/benefit analysis will aid in the selection of an appropriate pharmacologic agent.
The American College of Chest Physicians has issued guidelines on preventing VTE (Chest 120:1964-71, 2001), but physicians don't always follow them, often citing confusion about how to identify appropriate candidates and choose the best pharmacologic agent.
If the child's symptoms don't resolve after 2 weeks of acid suppression, or if the child returns soon after stopping the medication, a proton pump inhibitor is the next pharmacologic agent to try.
Our Phase III trial is designed to demonstrate that these attributes, combined with a convenient, fixed, single-dose bolus administration, may offer the best-in-class pharmacologic agent for use in cardiac stress testing.
Despite the enormity of the unmet medical need, there are no pharmacologic agents approved in the U.
This study clearly lends support to the use of American ginseng to address cancer-related fatigue, especially in light of a lack of conventional pharmacologic agents to address this common situation.

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