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interaction

 [in″ter-ak´shun]
1. the quality, state, or process of (two or more things) acting on each other.
2. reciprocal actions or influences among people, such as mother-child, husband-wife, client-nurse, or parent-teacher.
drug interaction see drug interaction.
impaired social interaction a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a state in which an individual participates in either an insufficient or an excessive quantity of social exchange, or with an ineffective quality of social exchange. See also social isolation.

in·ter·ac·tion

(in'tĕr-ak'shŭn),
1. The reciprocal action between two entities in a common environment as in chemical interaction, ecologic interaction, and social interaction.
2. The effects when two entities concur that would not be observed with either in isolation.
3. In statistics, pharmacology, and quantitative genetics, the phenomenon that the combined effects of two causes differ from the sum of the effects separately (as in synergism and antagonism).
4. Independent operation of two or more causes to produce or prevent an effect.
5. In statistics, the necessity for a product term in a linear model.
6. The transfer of energy between elementary particles or between fields of energy.

interaction

A clinical trial term of art for a situation in which a treatment contrast—e.g., difference between investigational product and control—is dependent on a factor external to the effect (or lack thereof) of the treatment (e.g., the centre where the trial is being carried out).

A quantitative interaction refers to the case where the magnitude of the contrast differs at different levels of the factor; for a qualitative interaction, the direction of the contrast differs for at least one level of the factor.

interaction

Vox populi The reciprocal activities of 2 or more entities in a shared environment. See Adhesive interaction, Drug interaction, Hydrophobic interaction, Integrin-mediated adhesive interaction, Paracrine interaction, Social interaction, Statistical interaction, VA interaction.

in·ter·ac·tion

(in'tĕr-ak'shŭn)
1. The reciprocal action between two entities in a common environment, as in chemical, ecologic, and social interaction.
2. The effects when two entities concur that would not be observed with either in isolation.
3. statistics, pharmacology, quantitative genetics The phenomenon that the combined effects of two causes differ from the sum of the effects separately (as in synergism and antagonism).
4. Independent operation of two or more causes to produce or prevent an effect.
5. statistics The necessity for a product term in a linear model.

in·ter·ac·tion

(in'tĕr-ak'shŭn)
1. The reciprocal action between two entities in a common environment as in chemical interaction, ecologic interaction, and social interaction.
2. The effects when two entities concur that would not be observed with either in isolation.

Patient discussion about interaction

Q. Is there any possibility for drug interactions when bipolar drugs and herbal drugs are taken together. My mom is on lithium. Recently she tried some herbal treatment as it’s said to have no side effects. Is there any possibility for drug interactions when bipolar drugs and herbal drugs are taken together.

A. my recommedation is to talk to your physician before taking any OTC medication or herbal meds.

Q. Can certain fruits/veggies make Ritalin less effective? I've heard this about oranges and lemons - is it true? How about other produce? How much does it weaken Ritalin? Will taking a higher dose resolve the problem? (I currently take 10mg morning and 10mg afternoon)

A. As far as I know, oranges and lemons don't affect Ritalin. However, taking the Ritalin with food may increase the amount of drug that actually get into your body, but it depends on the specific formulation (e.g. Concerta isn't affected by food). One that takes Ritalin should avoid alcoholic drinks, since it may cause decrease activity of the brain, and also should avoid herbs of several kinds (yohimbine and ephedra).

THIS IS ONLY A GENERAL ADVICE - I haven't seen you or checked you, so if you have any concerns than you should consult a doctor.

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* Severity was defined as the degree of clinical impact on the patient if the interaction were to occur.
Co-administration of SJW preparations is known to be associated with significant interactions with a range of medicines.
An example of minor/mild/less significant drug-drug interaction is the combination of aspirin and clopidogrel in which aspirin enhances the antiplatelet effect of clopidogrel and may results in major bleeding.10 If a drug-drug interaction is of serious domain then the combination should be avoided while in moderate type alternate drug for any of the two in combination should be used and lastly in case of minor drug-drug interaction the prescriber should remain vigilant thus to ensure safe use of drugs in patients.
Bharti, "Study of potential drug-drug interaction between prescribed drugs in patients attending outpatient department of medicine at tertiary-care hospital in south Gujarat region," National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, vol.
* soil dust: lofting, transport, characterization, and interactions with clouds and climate (joint session with the 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry).
Meanwhile, the most talked about issue was the economy, with more than five million interactions. Health and tax followed with around 3.8 million interactions each and although Europe garnered more than four million interactions, around 100,000 less individuals were talking about it compared to the former two issues.
The figures only count the number of interactions, not the content of messages, which may be positive or negative on the topic.
Now customers will have more information right at their fingertips so that they can make more informed decisions or seek advice from a pharmacist if the mobile app alerts them to a potential interaction."
Enterprises can analyze the interaction and apply decision making based on the understanding of the context of the interaction, as well as customer intelligence, workforce performance data.
Gartner research director, Jim Davies, said, "Fulfilling the needs of the modern day customer requires from organizations a comprehensive view of the customer across all interaction channels and the ability to leverage that information as the interaction takes place.

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