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premarket approval (PMA)

permission given by the federal government to equipment manufacturers to sell their devices to the medical profession.


Abbreviation for:
Pre-Market Approval Application (see there)


Progressive muscular atrophy

PMA (papillary-marginal-attached),

n a system of epidemiologic scoring of periodontal disease devised by Schour and Massler in which the symbols denote the areas involved in gingival inflammation.
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The memorandum request states that the proclamation of an additional area for the PMA will provide security of tenure; protection from encroachment and usurpation; human-insurgency threats; natural and man-made calamities; and adverse claims.
Avenido said adopting Duterte as an honorary member of the PMAAAI was more because of his 'long and harmonious relationship with PMA alumni' rather than 'political considerations.
PMA, first appeared in Australia in the 1970s, and began to be noticed in Britain in the early 2000s.
PMA was the first potential buyer to step up to the plate.
picked by House Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich (R-Ohio) to lead the fight for PMA privatization this year, proposes skipping the co-op and public utility middlemen and compensating individual ratepayers directly.
during a recent pre-purchase evaluation of three analyzers - the PMA from Hunkar Laboratories, the A5000 Shotscope from T.
LONDON -- The PMA parts market is set to grow rapidly as air traffic increases and competition mounts between OEMs and PMA manufacturers, according to a new report on companiesandmarkets.
The PMA class in 1936 started with 10 cadets but only eight graduated: Luis Franco, Dominador Garcia, Ramon Laconico, Aquilino Manapul, Romulo Manriquez, Dionisio Ojeda, Eustacio Oroba and Ricardo Papa.
A PMA study of one of those aging presses suggested that the machine simply needed a new pressure manifold.
Earlier this summer, the PMA hosted its Processing Techniques Seminar (PTS) targeted to front-line personnel who bandle specific, complex challenges associated with urethane production, including plant managers, design engineers, owners, research and development engineers and foremen.
Under the terms of the merger agreement, shareholders of PMA will receive 0.
This year's PMA roundtable event will look ahead at what industry leaders foresee in the future, including problems and solutions, pluses and minuses.