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the accomplishment of an effect, whether mechanical or chemical, or the effect so produced.
cumulative action the sudden and markedly increased action of a drug after administration of several doses.
independent nursing action nursing care that can be provided without the direction of other health care providers.
medication action/side effects in the omaha system, information regarding the purposes and positive or negative consequences of therapeutic drugs.
reflex action an involuntary response to a stimulus conveyed to the nervous system and reflected to the periphery, passing below the level of consciousness; see also reflex.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. The performance of any of the vital functions, the manner of such performance, or the result of the same.
2. The exertion of any force or power, physical, chemical, or mental.
[L. actio, from ago, pp. actus, to do]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


Government See Adverse action, Affirmative action.
MedspeakUS See Hospital disciplinary action.
Physiology A function or movement of substance or body part.


(1) A Coronary disease Trial Investigating Outcome with Nifedipine GITS. A trial assessing the effect of a calcium channel blocker (CCB) nifedipine on cardiovascular event-free survival of patients with stable angina and no heart failure.

(1) Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial; 6000 patients.
(2) Randomised, single-blind, multicenter, non-US; 360 enrolled—3 arms, 2 different doses of actinomycin D, and uncoated stents.
ACTION failed to show any benefit of adding a long-acting CCB to standard therapy for major cardiovascular event-free survival.
(2) Actinomycin Eluting Stent Improves Outcomes by Reducing Neointimal Hyperplasia. A trial that assessed the safety and efficacy of the Multilink tetra-D actinomycin-D eluting stent system.
Restenosis was increased in actinomycin-eluting stents; while there was no significant increase in MI or death, Guidant cancelled further development of the actinomycin stent.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Performance of a function, the manner of such performance, or its result.
2. Exertion of a force or power: physical, chemical, or mental.
[L. actio, from ago, pp. actus, to do]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


1. The performance of any of the vital functions; manner or result of such performance.
2. The exertion of any force or power: physical, chemical, or mental.
[L. actio, from ago, pp. actus, to do]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about action

Q. is there are actions i should know about how to give the best care and treatment for an autistic child? like a special logistic care , or a special day care and privet assistant...

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i'm sure you'll find it useful like i did!

Q. How much influence does diet pose when dealing with fibro? What actions have been found to reduce or eliminate

A. Of course, you may read more here:

And if you have any questions you may consult your doctor.

Q. What actions should i take in order to keep my self in a sharp and restricted fitness control?

A. I would try some body weight circuits 3 to 4 times a week.

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The multifaith, multicultural diversity of Action for Life makes it a microcosm of the world.
The order, the result of an action brought by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, prohibits Mr.
IF WE ARE TO BELIEVE JAMES FARMER'S MEMOIR LAY BARE THE HEART: An Autobiography of the Civil Rights Movement (Texas Christian University Press, September 1998), the words "affirmative action" were first uttered at a meeting in 1962 at Vice President Lyndon Johnson's Texas ranch.
AB 528 (Frommer et al) allows any person with a "beneficial interest" in the outcome to bring civil action to enforce laws regarding the protection or enhancement of public health or the environment.
Two men who have become lightning rods for the current controversy, Michael Ingham, diocesan bishop of New Westminster, and Frank Griswold, presiding bishop (primate) of ECUSA, quickly did what was asked of them: they expressed regret for the consequence of their actions, but not the actions themselves.
The NRC's 2002 Triennial Fire Inspection of Shearon Harris describes some of these operator manual actions. One, the NRC says, involves "excessive challenges to operators," including "exposure to smoke that would leak past the door and to the fire brigade who would be opening the door, entering the narrow [15 inches wide] energized electrical cabinet, and using a metal screwdriver inside the cabinet and seven feet above the floor with poor visibility and poor labeling.
An upcoming Supreme Court decision on contingent attorneys' fees may affect the taxation of such fees awarded in class actions. This article examines the class action fees issue and how the courts and the IRS currently determine whether such fees should be included in class members' gross income.
In each case, people were threatened or punished not for their own actions but for their failure to control the actions of others.
Instead, they propose, word understanding hinges on activation of interconnected brain areas that pull together knowledge about that particular word and its associated actions and sensations.
"As predicted, class action defense spending rose again in 2018 and this is likely to continue through 2019," said Julianna McCabe, director of Carlton Fields' Class Action Survey and chair of the firm's National Class Actions practice group.