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spe·cif·ic ac·tion

the action of a drug or a method of treatment that has a direct and especially curative effect on a disease, for example, the action of vitamin B12 in pernicious anemia.

spe·cif·ic ac·tion

(spĕ-sif'ik ak'shŭn)
The action of a drug or a method of treatment that has a direct and especially curative effect on a disease.

specific action

The particular action of a drug on another substance or on an organism or part of that organism.
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The lack of specific actions that emerged from the meetings to help bridge the gap between the world's richest and poorest nations is troubling," said Samuel Worthington, president of InterAction, in response to the statements issued by world leaders on Friday.
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We witness the vagueness of antitrust law, which allows prosecution on the basis of alleged intent rather than specific actions.
Companies should consult with counsel before embarking on any specific actions in response to these Amendments.
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This finding coincides with positron emission tomography data, published in the February NeuroReport, indicating that separate brain networks orchestrate the imitation of specific actions for achieving a goal versus the accomplishment of a goal by means of one's own choosing.
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They may have accurately recalled being manipulated and threatened but erred on the specific actions of the men, Bidrose and Goodman suggest.
ranking minority member of the House Committee on Commerce, examined the specific actions taken by the American Institute of CPAs, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Securities and Exchange Commission to respond to unexpected business and financial institution failures and large government bailouts.
The December 1, 2006, 13D amendment detailed a meeting held with management of Ampex, where ValueVest's management indicated that it has identified specific actions and possible strategic relationships that could materially increase Ampex's revenue stream from its intellectual property assets.

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