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protection

 [pro-tek´shun]
defense or immunity against harmful influences.
abuse protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the identification of high-risk, dependent relationships and actions to prevent further infliction of physical or emotional harm. See also physical abuse and sexual abuse.
abuse protection: child in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the identification of high-risk, dependent child relationships and actions to prevent possible or further infliction of physical, sexual, or emotional harm or neglect of basic necessities of life. See also child abuse.
abuse protection: domestic partner in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as identification of high-risk, dependent relationships and actions to prevent possible or further infliction or physical, sexual, or emotional harm or exploitation of a domestic partner.
abuse protection: elder in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the identification of high-risk, dependent elder relationships and actions to prevent possible or further infliction of physical, sexual, or emotional harm; neglect of basic necessities; or exploitation. See also elder abuse.
abuse protection: religious in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as identification of high-risk, controlling religious relationships and actions to prevent infliction of physical, sexual, or emotional harm and/or exploitation.
environmental risk protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preventing and detecting disease and injury in populations at risk from environmental hazards.
ineffective protection a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a decrease in the ability of an individual to guard the self from internal or external threats such as illness or injury.
infection protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as prevention and early detection of infection in a patient at risk. See also isolation precautions.
patient rights protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as protection of patient's rights, the health care rights of the patient, especially one who is a minor, incapacitated, or incompetent and unable to make decisions.

pro·tec·tive block

an incompletely understood mechanism whereby a pacemaker is protected from being discharged by the impulse from another center; the mechanism, usually conceived as an encircling zone of unidirectionally refractory tissue permitting egress of impulses from the center but preventing access to the center, is seen in operation in ventricular parasystole where the parasystolic center is protected from discharge by the sinus pacemaker and so is able to maintain its intrinsic rhythm undisturbed.

protection

See Absorptive eye protection, Neuroprotection, Personal protection, Photoprotection, Reflective protection, Self-protection.

protection,

n 1. contraceptive barrier which lowers risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease.
2. in therapeutic touch, the practitioner's ability to guard against receiving negative energy.
3. protection by a vaccine.

protection

prevention against injury.

protection tests
neutralization tests using serial dilutions of antiserum to protect animals against challenge by a standard dose of microorganism.
x-ray protection
includes taking x-rays only in designated areas, the use of portable warning signs when radiography is done elsewhere, the wearing of leadlined gloves and aprons by staff working near active apparatus, a red warning light which is switched on when the apparatus is being used. Personnel working near x-ray apparatus should wear dosimeter badges which are checked periodically.
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Many factors contributed, including a change in the Republicans' protectionist absolutism, favorable public opinion even among trade unionists, and foreign policy concerns.
Yet, for the last eight year in a row, the global institutions monitoring the protectionist phenomenon in the G20, along with alternative monitoring entities, have pointed to the steady accumulation of new trade-restrictions and few efforts to liberalize international trade.
Countries that use such explicitly protectionist NTBs know they will be subject to disputes in the WTO and will likely lose.
Protectionist or his industry, or if you wish for domestic industry, a profit of five francs.
Or was it right to use protectionist measures to save them?
We had already met the Congressmen, key Government officials and American industry last week and expressed our concerns against the protectionist measures," said Ameet Nivsarkar, vice- president, Nasscom.
However, the tone of the US administration and all the legislation which is being passed, be it the border security bill or Ohio statement, is increasingly protectionist and the trend is definitely a cause of concern.
Protectionists may be vegetarians and respect all animals overall, for instance - cat owners or rescue dog owners.
We need investment and capital flows, as well as an open and rule based trading system that does not succumb to protectionist tendencies," Singh said in a statement before his departure for the two-day Summit from Saturday during which he will also have talks with US President Barack Obama and other leaders.
Judith Brett argues for the fundamental importance to Protectionist MPs of 'freedom of conscience and independence of judgement', this explains their consequent hostility to Labor Party discipline; a crucial factor in the fusion, which outweighed significant policy affinities with Labor.
GENEVA: The G20 major rich and emerging countries have been broadly successful in holding protectionist pressures in check in recent months but must remain vigilant, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Monday.
MANAMA: The GPCA has launched an initiative to challenge what it described as protectionist measures in the garb of anti-dumping procedures launched by China, India and the European Union against exports from countries in the region.