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an animal that responds to a particular stimulus.

respondent behavior
reflex responses elicited by stimuli; generally not under voluntary control.
respondent conditioning
see classical conditioning.

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Q. What to do for early Lyme that's not responding to treatment? I came down with Lyme disease three months ago with a bulls-eye rash. Even though it was supposedly a recent case, I already was having Bell's palsy, memory loss, trouble thinking of words, joint arthritis, severe bone pain, and fatigue. I took 100mg doxycycline 2x a day, as my doctor prescribed, for 3 weeks, but still felt bad, so I took it for 3 more weeks. When I stopped after 6 weeks, all my symptoms came back and I kept getting worse. I finally convinced my doctors to give me a refill, and I've been taking the same prescription since then. Any time when I'm late on a dose or eat something with magnesium, I get very sick again. I'm not getting better, I'm merely suppressing the Lyme disease, and it comes back whenever I stop the antibiotics. What can I do to actually get rid of it? Higher dose doxycycline? Another antibiotic? Two antibiotics at once? IV antibiotics? Supplements? (I'm biased against this, but) Rife machines?

A. I did test positive for Lyme disease on the ELISA test.

I think it is just disseminated (I've been having Bell's palsy), so maybe I need 400mg doxy/day (200mg 2x a day) in order to reach the proper concentrations to inhibit B. burgdorferi in the CSF.

Q. Why is my anemia not responding to iron supplementation? I have had anemia for a long time, and my docs have always just told me to take iron supplements. However, there has never been a significant increase in my hemaglobin/hematocrit levels; there have been slight increases, but nothing that is permanent. Additionally, my RBCs are slightly microcytic.

A. When anemia that is thought to result from iron deficiency doesn't respond to iron supplementation, another option is also giving iron by infusion, especially if you have ongoing losses. It's prescribed, of course, by your doctor.

Q. when my brother was responding well with psychiatrist treatment, why he is changed to the medicines again? My brother is bipolar with manic depression. He was given Emsan to control on his bipolar depression. However due to side effects like excess muscle twitching his medicine was stopped. He was immediately sent to a psychiatric treatment. We found a good and a positive change in him. But his psychiatric treatment is stopped and now he is taking Nardil. When my brother was responding well with the psychiatrist treatment then why he is changed to the medicines again? I feel this is not the correct way.

A. Well Rohan… I can understand that you want your brother to be well as soon as possible. You must also understand that treatment for bipolar with the psychotherapy, is as important as the medicines. It is also a very important requirement for the complete treatment to proceed well. Though side effect of all medicines are known to all, so sometimes to reduce the side effect of a medicine it’s stopped and replaced with psychotherapy which also helps in the continuation of the treatment.

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Yet this did not stop the two tribunals involved (mine in Ottawa and his in Halifax) from riding roughshed over my rights as a Respondent and "fixing" the outcome for the Petitioner.
The greatest amount of influence over change decisions is attributed by district-wide respondents to the school board, the superintendent, and principals.
Furthermore, of 81 respondents, 29 (36%) indicated lack of time, and 24 (30%) indicated lack of staff as a barrier to online reporting.
Most of the respondents felt that the development of new technology would be positive because more information about biologic effects of chemicals would allow more effective controls.
Shortly after receiving the Notice, four of the named Respondents settled with the Board by agreeing to enter into consent orders.
Multivariate analyses revealed that respondents aged 16 and 17 were significantly less likely than those younger than 15 to report parental knowledge (odds ratios, 0.
Male respondents reported a 2002 median income of $98,500, while female respondents tallied in at $71,500.
Six out of 10 respondents allocate 3 percent or less of their budget toward measuring their PR programs.
For example, if survey question had two responses (Yes=1, No=2) and a frequency count of 100 respondents indicated that 90 of them said "Yes", 5 said "No" and 5 were "Missing", then entering a "Yes" value of 1 for each of the five missing cases would be reasonable.
Academy participation modified how graduates viewed media reports of the police: Seventy-four percent of the respondents advised that they viewed media reports about the police department differently after attending the academy.
The survey consisted of 20 open-ended items; of these 15 required answers that could either be assessed as correct or incorrect while five of the items required the respondents to answer divergent type questions (see Appendix A).
5 Million Children of Iraq have set forth in the attached Indictment, Complaint and Petition all of the Facts necessary to constitute a prima facie case against the Respondents for genocide; grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention and Protocol I; and a gross and consistent pattern of violations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.