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flag

Lab medicine A determined value on a diagnostic test at or above which a certain action is taken; eg fasting glucose > 7.8 mmol/L–US: > 140 mg/dL, is a flag for notifying the attending physician, who might not otherwise suspect DM. See Decision level, Panic value, Red flag.

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medical transcription Warning or caution by the transcriptionist to the author of a report, pointing out problems (e.g., missing date, dictation errors, equipment problems, or potentially inflammatory remarks). Flags contribute to risk management.

flag

(flag)
medical transcription warning or caution by the transcriptionist to the author of a report, pointing out problems (e.g., missing date, dictation errors, equipment problems, or potentially inflammatory remarks).
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This March, the United States embarked on a new path--a road that puts the country in direct conflict with a fairly broad group of enemies who remain nameless, faceless and flagless. They will view our actions in Iraq not as a commitment to bringing democracy into the world but rather as a direct attack on a values system and a faith.
Soul does--an imagination of millions, all flagless fingers, worm--bold is, steepled--positioned, and signifying perfection." He accomplishes this and much more as each reading reveals another perspective, another refracted glimmer, another reason to consider the hidden value of being farsighted.
The verses he composed for his lover, the Danish sailor Emil Opffer, probably around 1925, testify to this fiercely confiscatory impulse, at once tender and swashbuckling: In all the argosy of your bright hair I dreamed Nothing so flagless as this piracy.