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A clinical trial term for:
(1) A software programming sequence which is run by another program; or
(2) A boilerplate of written information or instructions to be read to a subject or patient in a clinical trial.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


Psychology noun A part of communication with a Pt that recognizes that different phrases may have the same meaning, but the order, choice of the words or the manner in which they are said can either stimulate or inhibit communication
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Patient discussion about script

Q. I ask a client's Dr. to script flexaril for a lower back spasm and he made it for a drug called zanaflex? I am unfamiliar with zanaflex, what is the difference between it and flexaril 25mg? Benefits? Risks? I got him to order the air mattress and extended bed because client is 6'3" and is already bedridden on my 1st day..try to beat the skin breakdown, already stage I decubitis ulcers. I tried to talk the client into slideboard and lift away arm wheelchair...noway..he wants to walk bent with a rolling walker. He already had a lift chair delivered, so he just goes from bed to lift chair. He refuses to let me bathe him. He can't see, and he has me check his draw up on insulin to make sure it's right. He sends the P.T. man right back out the door after he signs the sheet. Difficult pt.!

A. Flexeril and Zanaflex are different drugs but are both muscle relaxants. There are hardly any differences between the two, clinically wise. If the doctor thought one is better than the other for your client I would suggest you take his advice and use the one he gave you.

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-Instructions for combining AppleScript with Unix scripting
Using variables, conditional execution, looping, and other techniques available in AppleScript, images can be processed in many different ways under different conditions.
The program responds to simple, English-like commands from authoring tools such as HyperCard, Director and Allegiant's own SuperCard, or from productivity applications that support attachable AppleScripts, like FileMaker Pro or Userland Frontier.
It is important to note that the ease of programming offered by both the detector language and the scripting language used to create new actions (AppleScript) makes this evolution possible.
Also included are a sampler of color photos and AppleScript and QuickTime system extensions.
AppleScript; the comprehensive guide to scripting and automation on Mac OS X, 2d ed.
More advanced features covered include managing user accounts, using the iLife suite, and automating with AppleScript. The book includes a glossary.
It can record/automate tasks in editable AppleScript and can output for Web-based searching.
To this end, SimCalc has been exploring three MacOS System 7.5 innovations: drag and drop, AppleScript, and AppleGuide.
The extension permits customers to use AppleScript to program the system to direct ads to specific destinations and perform other functions automatically, though Rosen said his paper has yet to decide exactly how the new capability will be used.
Advanced topics include AppleScript and Automator, the command line and net security.
In this update of the 2003 edition, the author of other O'Reilly "definitive guides" and a former editor of MacTech Magazine introduces the rationale, concepts, and appropriate use of AppleScript to new users.