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pal·li·ate

(pal'ē-āt),
To reduce the severity of; to relieve slightly.
Synonym(s): mitigate
[L. palliatus (adj.), dressed in a pallium, cloaked]

mitigate

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

pal·li·ate

(pal'ē-āt)
To reduce severity of something; to relieve slightly.
Synonym(s): mitigate.
[L. palliatus (adj.), dressed in a pallium, cloaked]

Patient discussion about mitigate

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).

You may read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ankylosingspondylitis.html

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Therefore, fluoride contamination and mitigatory measures should be incorporated into the routine health extension workers program package.
(198) However, this approach does not firmly press the argument for good acts being mitigatory. First, "[m]itigating and aggravating factors do not represent different sides of the same coin." (199) Thus, for example, while a vulnerable victim increases the penalty, a robust and resilient victim does not reduce the sanction--the opposite of an aggravating factor does not necessarily mitigate.
In determining the mitigatory effects on sentence, the Court emphasized the police conduct and its impact on the offender.
It has always been the case it is not a mitigatory factor, it's an aggravating factor.
"While I accept following the fire the defendant was extremely distressed, I place little weight on this as a mitigatory indication of remorse as it seems plain from his failure to acknowledge lighting the fire his predominant concern was for himself, not for others" Evans said.
The principles include commitments not to finance projects that "cause severe or irreversible environmental deterioration, including species extinction without mitigatory measures acceptable to the Bank" or to "finance projects that contravene any international environmental agreement to which the member country concerned is a party." (59) These were followed by specific Operational Directives, Bank Procedures, and Good Practices that set out environmental steps and policies Bank staff must follow in all Bank operations and projects.
The judge noted that the same mitigatory features applied to both the first and second charges.
Given the lack of preparedness and the absence of predisaster mitigatory measures, the occurrence of even a moderate earthquake close to urban centres such as Colombo may have disastrous consequences.
(9) A partner also may be responsible for a nonlegal staff member's conduct if the attorney has direct supervisory authority over the employee, knew that improper conduct was taking place, and failed to take appropriate mitigatory or remedial action.
Considerations of "intergenerational equity" -- that is, fairness between present and future generations -- provides the ultimate rationale for the treaty: the effects of today's emissions on the world's climate will not be felt for many years to come, but by then it may be too late to take mitigatory action.
Any mitigatory effort would warrant a straight answer as well as elucidating an imminent data base on appropriate factors encroaching the domain of Bluetooth.
If global warming continues and extreme weather events occur more frequently, as predicted (whether or not as a consequence of anthropomorphic activities), the social cost of events associated with extreme precipitation can be expected to increase in lieu of mitigatory actions that reduce the impact of extreme weather events (Karl 1999; UMAC 1999; and Watson et al.