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order

 [or´der]
1. a taxonomic category subordinate to a class and superior to a family (or suborder).
2. the prescription of a physician regarding treatment of a patient.
standing order a physician's order that can be exercised by other health care workers when predetermined conditions have been met.

or·der

(ōr'dĕr),
1. In biologic classification, the division just below the class (or subclass) and above the family.
2. In a reaction, order is the sum of the exponents of all the concentration terms in that reaction's rate expression. For example, for the natural decomposition of nitrogen pentoxide, the rate expression is v = -d[N2O5]/dt = k1[N2O5]. Thus, this is a first-order reaction. A reaction involving two different compounds is often a second-order reaction (but not necessarily so). Pseudo-first-order reactions are multiorder reactions in which one of the reactants is in substoichiometric amounts. Compare: molecularity.
3. The sequence of residues in a heteropolymer.
[L. ordo, regular arrangement]

order

(ôr′dər)
n.
1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
2. Biology A taxonomic category of organisms ranking above a family and below a class.

or′der·er n.

order

Medtalk Formal, usually written, instructions from a physician. See Emergency medical services do not resuscitate order, Official written order, Orders, Physician order, PRN order Vox populi A mandate. See Disciplinary order, Verbal gag order.

or·der

(ōr'dĕr)
1. In biologic classification, the division just below the class (or subclass) and above the family.
2. In a reaction, the sum of the exponents of all the concentration terms in that reaction's rate expression.
[L. ordo, regular arrangement]

order

a TAXON that occurs at a level of classification between a class (which might contain several orders) and a family (several of which might be found in an order). see CLASSIFICATION.

or·der

(ōr'dĕr)
In biologic classification, division just below class (or subclass) and above family.
[L. ordo, regular arrangement]

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Skanthakumar, Neutron Scattering Studies of Lanthanide Magnetic Ordering, Vol.
The Center for Information Technology Leadership defined ambulatory CPOE as a software application that supports the ordering of medications, lab tests, radiology studies, nursing interventions and referrals.
While most of these applications serve the inpatient market, there is still a lack of true enterprise-wide order entry capability as defined by the ability to address the comprehensive ordering needs of a clinician across care settings.
These were the two driving forces that led the institution toward a potentially risky undertaking, one that had a tarnished and inconsistent record of success: the complete transition from paper to electronic ordering.
The creation of order sets permitted not only efficient ordering of complex sequences of tests, but also facilitated best practice using evidence based medicine to select the most effective therapies.
Another clinical area that has shown potential for physician order entry is the ordering of laboratory tests.
"Air shows are all about ordering aircraft," Bisignani told delegates at the IATA/Asian Aerospace Aviation Summit in Singapore Monday.
British Airways is reviewing its long-haul fleet strategy and will start ordering new jets within the next three years.