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im·pact

(im-pakt),
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]

IMPACT

IMPACT. An acronym for various clinical trials.
Cardiology 
(1) Integrilin™ to manage platelet aggregation to prevent coronary thrombosis.
(2) International mexiletine or placebo antiarrhythmic coronary trial.

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

impact
The effect or influence that a change (e.g., polity in healthcare) has on its environment—e.g., the recipients of said services.

IMPACT

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.

im·pact

(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]

Patient discussion about impact

Q. what is the impact of masturbation? because I diden't find my girl?

A. the only physical impact i know is an addiction that can occur when doing it way too much. doing it releases chemicals in our brain in the pleasure areas. you can easily get addicted to it.

Q. This is mostly for people who have ADHD/ ADD or know someone with it. How is it impacted your life? If you have ADHD/ADD, what type of an impact has it had on the people who are close to you? If you know someone with ADHD/ADD, how have they made an impact on your life?

A. ADD can be a little hard to live with especially if it's not being treated. Having ADD makes it hard to stay focused on one thing for a long period of time. I have to make sure that I pack plenty to do when i go to school or else i would never make it through the whole day in a good mood. It isn't all bad though, I'm really good a multi-tasking. I can be working on six different things at once and get them done in a timely manner, whereas if i was just working on one thing it would most likely take me the whole day to finish it. Hope this helps.

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For impacts that produced a change in speed in excess of 3 mph, the people who participated in the tests consistently noted that their heads were forced backward into the head restraints.
The roughly 320-million-year-old impact occurred in sediments composed of mineral grains 10 to 100 micrometers in diameter bound into rock.
Randall required more studies of the impacts of floodplain modifications on biological resources; the possible biological impacts of channelization; increased flow velocities and bank hardening; and show how the lack of sedimentation or scouring means there will be no adverse impacts.
The impact forces a huge cloud of dust, rock, and vapor into the air.
The researchers observed in detail how the projectiles, during the intense impacts, shattered at temperatures of several thousand degrees C.
In a document responding to the Newhall Ranch environmental impact report, Ventura County officials said the report overestimates the existing water runoff from the area, thereby underestimating how much the project will increase that.
Some 12 million years separate the impacts from the most prominent Triassic die-offs.
Using the IMPLAN multiplier effect, this $1 billion in patron spending creates an annual economic impact of $1.
But Penfield dropped that bombshell on the wrong audience -- a conference of oil geologists, who cared about as much for impact craters as they did for dermatology.
As previously announced, no material impact to the Company's cash balance as at December 31, 2003; and
Within the resolution of this technique, the Manson impact was contemporaneous with the K-T boundary, says Kunk.