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(mit′ĭ-gāt″) [L. mitigare, to soften]
To reduce the intensity of an effect; alleviate.
mitigated (-gāt″ĕd), adjectivemitigation (mit″ĭ-gā′shŏn)
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Patient discussion about mitigation

Q. I have had ankylosing spondilitis for over 25 years. What is available at this point to mitigate the effects?

A. The mainstay of the treatment severe ankylosing spondylitis today are "anti-TNF", drugs that affect the immune system through blocking the action of a protein called TNF.

Other optional treatments include sulfasalazine and thalidomide.
Of course, all these treatments require prescription and consultation with a doctor (in this case usually rheumatologist).

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There is no scientific model in use to calculate water mitigation costs, as there is for wind storm damage estimates.
Many in the insurance industry view the Assignment of Benefits (AOB) as the primary culprit in the escalation of water mitigation fraud.
Identify suspect water mitigation claims early and develop an efficient internal structure to collect and distribute information.
Develop standard questions for recorded statements by adjusters in order to determine the number of days mitigation actually occurred on site, confirm how many employees and machines were used, and how often they were checked.
Insurance companies and their investigators also must recognize that mitigation companies don't work alone.
If the customer is worried and wants the area checked out, the plumber recommends the mitigation company paying him the finder's fee.
The Army regulation states that "[w]hen the analysis proceeds to an EA or EIS, mitigation measures will be clearly assessed and those selected for implementation will be identified in the FNSI or the [Record of Decision].
The Army regulation also provides guidance on determining what mitigation measures are practical in light of operational and funding constraints.
Another important issue to consider is the monitoring and enforcement of mitigation measures mentioned in NEPA analyses.
(28) Enforcement monitoring is basically designed to ensure that mechanisms are built into contracts and agreements with those entities that will actually perform the mitigation. An example of enforcement monitoring is a penalty clause written into a contract for the performance of mitigation measures.
Effectiveness monitoring is a more challenging concept than enforcement monitoring in that it actually measures the effectiveness of particular mitigation measures over time.
One final issue for the environmental law practitioner to consider is the duration of the mitigation monitoring.