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1. A getting back or regaining; recuperation.
2. Emergence from general anesthesia.
3. In nuclear magnetic resonance, refers to relaxation.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr. recoverer, fr. L. recupero, to recover, get back, fr. re-, again, + capio, to take]
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n. pl. recover·ies
1. The act, process, duration, or an instance of recovering.
2. A return to a normal or healthy condition.
3. The act of obtaining usable substances from unusable sources.
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1. Restoration of health and strength after an illness.
2. The state a Pt is in after a therapeutic intervention; he/she is 'in recovery'. See Health recovery.
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1. Recuperation.
2. Emergence from general anesthesia.
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88.4 [+ or -] 4.3 %[HR.sub.max]; p = 0.001; ES = 1.52) was slightly higher at intervals of the 60/60 s LV-HIIT protocol and it was lower at recovery periods (71.4 [+ or -] 6.8 vs.
Qualified restaurant property that is eligible for a 15-year recovery period may not be eligible for bonus depreciation.
Since the expansion is considered original construction, the rule would be that no repairs and maintenance should be extrapolated to it, only recovery period changes.
The significance of this classification is that the developer can depreciate the entire property using a faster cost recovery period of 27.5 years.
After evaluation of OSI, we found a significant negative correlation between CRP levels and recovery period OSI values in the patients.
Considering the previous research findings, multiple, specifically timed, rest/active recovery periods need consideration as a separate and essential part of the design of exercise programs when the emphasis is placed on the lowest amount of overall work and a greater potential for body fat loss.
In contrast, females and males in the 'heavy' weight class both lost body mass during recovery period.
be dated as having occurred over the periods June 1990 to June 1992, January 2001 to June 2003, and April 2007 to October 2009.5 The periods between the recessions (July 1992 to December 2000 and July 2003 to March 2007) and after October 2009 can be thought of as economic recovery periods, although the most recent one should be regarded as not yet completed (indicated in note 1 in the tables that follow).
An extended recovery period where taxable assets which have been concealed from the tax authorities are held in another member state is in accordance with Community law, according to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
METHODS: We used two exercise regimens: in Trial 1 seven male subjects were randomly stressed on a treadmill at 0, 30%, 60%, 90% and 120% of their maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max); in Trial 2 five highly trained male subjects underwent intensive interval training sessions twice daily for ten days, followed by a six-day recovery period. RESULTS: Plasma glutamine concentrations decreased significantly from an average of 1,244 +/- 121 mumol/L to 702 +/- 101 mumol/L after acute exercise at 90% VO2max (P < 0.05) and to 560 +/- 79 mumol/L at 120% VO2max (P < 0.001).
They found that children with dysregulated eating (eating in the absence of hunger) had increased cortisol levels immediately after the stress test and increasing cortisol levels during a recovery period.
Obesity limits a patient's range of motion, extends the need for physical therapy, and prolongs the recovery period following total knee replacement, according to a study presented March 5 at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.