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protection

 [pro-tek´shun]
defense or immunity against harmful influences.
abuse protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the identification of high-risk, dependent relationships and actions to prevent further infliction of physical or emotional harm. See also physical abuse and sexual abuse.
abuse protection: child in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the identification of high-risk, dependent child relationships and actions to prevent possible or further infliction of physical, sexual, or emotional harm or neglect of basic necessities of life. See also child abuse.
abuse protection: domestic partner in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as identification of high-risk, dependent relationships and actions to prevent possible or further infliction or physical, sexual, or emotional harm or exploitation of a domestic partner.
abuse protection: elder in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the identification of high-risk, dependent elder relationships and actions to prevent possible or further infliction of physical, sexual, or emotional harm; neglect of basic necessities; or exploitation. See also elder abuse.
abuse protection: religious in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as identification of high-risk, controlling religious relationships and actions to prevent infliction of physical, sexual, or emotional harm and/or exploitation.
environmental risk protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preventing and detecting disease and injury in populations at risk from environmental hazards.
ineffective protection a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a decrease in the ability of an individual to guard the self from internal or external threats such as illness or injury.
infection protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as prevention and early detection of infection in a patient at risk. See also isolation precautions.
patient rights protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as protection of patient's rights, the health care rights of the patient, especially one who is a minor, incapacitated, or incompetent and unable to make decisions.

pro·tec·tive block

an incompletely understood mechanism whereby a pacemaker is protected from being discharged by the impulse from another center; the mechanism, usually conceived as an encircling zone of unidirectionally refractory tissue permitting egress of impulses from the center but preventing access to the center, is seen in operation in ventricular parasystole where the parasystolic center is protected from discharge by the sinus pacemaker and so is able to maintain its intrinsic rhythm undisturbed.

protection

See Absorptive eye protection, Neuroprotection, Personal protection, Photoprotection, Reflective protection, Self-protection.

protection,

n 1. contraceptive barrier which lowers risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease.
2. in therapeutic touch, the practitioner's ability to guard against receiving negative energy.
3. protection by a vaccine.

protection

prevention against injury.

protection tests
neutralization tests using serial dilutions of antiserum to protect animals against challenge by a standard dose of microorganism.
x-ray protection
includes taking x-rays only in designated areas, the use of portable warning signs when radiography is done elsewhere, the wearing of leadlined gloves and aprons by staff working near active apparatus, a red warning light which is switched on when the apparatus is being used. Personnel working near x-ray apparatus should wear dosimeter badges which are checked periodically.
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But perhaps the strongest criticism of protectionism came from Abdul Wahab Teffaha, secretary general of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation, who said protectionism doesn't work and will only delay the financial and economic pain.
Needing more power, populist leaders will favor protectionism.
But one feared scenario has not materialized: a big wave of 1930s-style trade protectionism.
We both (China and the European Union) follow free and open economic and trade policies, reject trade protectionism and work to advance economic globalisation," Wen told a business conference on the sidelines of the summit.
Addiction to the medicine of protectionism may temporarily relieve the pain, the acute symptoms, but it slows down the recovery of the global economy, hampers trade and investments," Putin said.
Rose motivates his study by presenting scatter plots that show no obvious correlation between business cycles and protectionism after World War II.
Trade ministers from the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging economies generally agreed to jointly fight protectionism as they wrapped up their first gathering Friday in Puerto Vallarta, western Mexico.
Protectionism among the richer powers (G-7) is the biggest threat to the EEs whose declining exports because of the 2008/-9 global recession caused their economy to stagnate.
Comparing countries, there was no relationship between either the depth and duration of the output collapse and the increase in levels of protection, or the magnitude of the rise in unemployment and the extent of protectionism.
In effect, the EU, in establishing the globalisation adjustment fund, is creating a fund with members' contributions (ie taxpayers' money) to foster old fashioned protectionism to the tune of 400m euros since 2007.
Contingent Protectionism in International Trade, Edited By Kyle W.