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1. The forcible striking of one body against another.
2. To press two bodies, parts, or fragments closely together so that the two parts move as a single unit.
[L. impingo, pp. -pactus, to strike at (in + pango), fasten, drive in]
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IMPACT. An acronym for various clinical trials.
(1) Integrilin™ to manage platelet aggregation to prevent coronary thrombosis.
(2) International mexiletine or placebo antiarrhythmic coronary trial.

Interdisciplinary Maternal Perinatal Australasian Clinical Trials.
International Multiple sclerosis secondary Progressive Avonex™ Controlled Trial.
Pulmonology Inhaled Steroids in Managed Care: Pulmicort Turbuhaler/Azmacort Cost-Effectiveness Trial.

The effect or influence that a change (e.g., polity in healthcare) has on its environment—e.g., the recipients of said services.
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Cardiology A clinical trial
1. Integrilin to Manage Platelet Aggregation to Prevent Coronary Thrombosis.
2. International Mexiletine or Placebo Antiarrhythmic Coronary Trial Public health Initiatives to Mobilize for the Prevention and Control of Tobacco use A CDC-sponsored anti-tobacco initiative. See Smoking cessation, Tobacco control.
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(impakt, im-pakt)
1. The forcible striking of something against another.
2. To press two bodies, parts, or fragments closely together.
[L. impingo, pp. -pactus, to strike at (in + pango), fasten, drive in]
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Patient discussion about impact

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What is the market perception of the impact of the change in axle load norms in India?
The increasing importance of Impact Factor is evident from the fact that many publishers and Editors who fail to get indexed by Web of Sciences feel proud to decorate the title of their journals with various fake Impact Factors.
Therefore, in order to validate the reasonableness of pier model in LS-DYNA, the numerical model was developed by authors to compare the midspan deformation and impact force time histories of the impacted beam with the published data of the drop hammer impact test on RC beam [18].
Editors have often sought ways to manipulate their own journal's score: a journal can encourage its authors to cite other articles previously published in the same journal, another technique used for increasing the impact factor is the review article (a journal can choose to publish a higher proportion of literature reviews compared to original research articles), a journal may choose to focus on research topics that naturally generate a high number of citations, journals may choose to publish articles that are particularly controversial or deal with inherently controversial issues, whereas the publication of a journal's entire contents online, for free, represents another strategy.
A large pit and partial rupture appear on the impact zone.
Figure 3 shows a comparison of the property profile of the new Super High Impact Blend 1 versus a commercially available high impact modified acetal homopolymer and also versus a high impact modified polyamide 6,6.
* Saving: pounds 137,000 * Impact: Major reputational risk and failure to deliver on BBC's public purposes.
Blendix 415 impact modifier formulated for clear PVC applications has good impact performance, low stress-whitening characteristics and chemical resistance.
(3) This study utilized the IMPLAN[R] model because the tax impact details and output category details produced by the model were closely aligned to the data requirements of this study.
The cost of the track mounted impact plant versus the wheel-mounted version is basically the same.
The manual impact wrench combo set, NSN 5120-00-961-9815, is part of the No.
For instance, the committee recommends the use of a measure called a quality-adjusted life year, or QALY, to create the most viable measure of human health impacts. Calculations of QALYs address both length of life and degradation of health to create a score.