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action

 [ak´shun]
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.

ac·tion

(ak'shŭn),
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

Action

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

ACTION

Cardiology
(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.

Logistics
(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.
 
Conclusion
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.
 
Conclusion
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.
 
Endocrinology
See ACTION I, ACTION II.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

ac·tion

(ak'shŭn)
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

ac·tion

(ak'shŭn)
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...

A. being a parent to an autistic child compels you to know more on that condition. about the options and educational techniques and all that. thank god we live in modern days that the information is so accessible.. here is (what i think anyway) the best site about Autism:
http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/index.php
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:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/fibromyalgia.html

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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Specifically, the amendment was offered in response to three cases which held that defects in both the commencement of an action or the payment of an index number fee will result in the outright dismissal of the action so long as a timely objection is made.
General Municipal Law [section] 50-e (1) (b) provides that service of a notice of claim upon a public corporation is not a condition precedent to the commencement of an action against "an officer, appointee, or employee of [the] public corporation" unless "the corporation has a statutory obligation to indemnify such person" under the General Municipal Law "or any other provision of law." On this appeal, we are asked to determine whether Erie County had a statutory obligation within the meaning of section 50-e (1) (b) to indemnify defendant, the Erie County Sheriff, such that a notice of claim was required.
An owner of property that is the subject of a mechanic's lien may, either before or after the commencement of an action to enforce the lien, record a Notice of Release of Lien and Substitution of Alternate Security with the county recorder for the county in which the lien was originally recorded.