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

cumulative action

1 the increased activity of a therapeutic measure or agent when administered repeatedly, as the cumulative action of a regular exercise program.
2 the increased activity demonstrated by a drug when repeated doses accumulate in the body and exert a greater biological effect than the initial dose.

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.

action

1. the accomplishment of an effect, whether mechanical or chemical, or the effect so produced.
2. the gait or type of movement of an animal.

cumulative action
the sudden and markedly increased action of a drug after administration of several doses.
action lists
are produced by a computerized herd health program from the analysis of reproduction data, which set out which cows are to be examined for a variety of reproductive reasons, such as pregnancy, failure to conceive and postnatal clearance for resumption of breeding.
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Given these cumulative actions, it's nearly impossible not to think our bishops and Rome are frightfully afraid of our Catholic sisters and are trying as they might to keep the sisters tethered to their staffs and miters.
It is sufficient for us to state that here the collective and cumulative actions of the main characters concerned had the effect of seriously undermining and eroding the independence and integrity of the judiciary as a whole,'' the royal commission said in their report.
The cumulative actions might require the local authority to raise council tax bills to pay for the costs of these spurious legal scuffles, thereby penalising law-abiding residents, but what the hell.