cumulative action


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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.

cu·mu·la·tive ef·fect

the condition in which repeated administration of a drug may produce effects that are more pronounced than those produced by the first dose.
Synonym(s): cumulative action

cu·mu·la·tive ef·fect

(kyūm'yŭ-lă-tiv e-fekt')
The condition in which repeated administration of a drug may produce effects that are more pronounced than those produced by the first dose.
Synonym(s): cumulative action.
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Their cumulative actions are a clear demonstration to Iran's government that Iran's continued violation of its international nuclear obligations carries an enormous economic cost," Mrs Clinton said in a statement.