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release

 [re-lēs´]
1. a setting free.
2. surgical incision or cutting of soft tissue to bring about relaxation.
tendon release tenotomy.
wheelchair pressure release weight shift of a person confined to a wheelchair.

release

noun An action moving a blood component from a restricted—by quarantine, crossmatch or other designation—to an unrestricted status, available for use by any appropriately matched patient.
 
verb To deliver, hand, give, profer, etc., blood components to the healthcare workers responsible for delivering those components to where they are to be transfused.

release,

n in bodywork, the letting go of muscle tension and associated emotional stress.
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To head off a vote, Denton did what any senator would: he issued another press release.
Lusin release agents and additives for most molding applications.
Pease says RSEI's toxicity weights are "less than what the public wants," because they only allow for relative rankings that do not address critical questions such as whether the releases increase cancer risk or whether they result in risk levels that exceed statutory standards.
Both Baker and Smith illustrate the generally accepted principle that a job applicant's consent to the release of personnel information creates an absolute bar to defamation liability when former employers disclose information within the scope of the consent.
But Heller points out that the concept could just as easily be used to release a drug that might be needed only occasionally.
The jail release program will save $3 million to $4 million by itself and also will let the department close the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, which houses 2,000 inmates, resulting in savings of about $21 million more, for a total of about $25 million in savings, according to sheriff's Chief Robert Hoffman.
In September 2000, 11 national retailers jointly issued a press release in which they pledged to stop selling mercury thermometers and instead offer mercury-free alternatives such as digital electric thermometers, glass gallium-indium-tin thermometers, and flexible forehead and ear canal thermometers (5).
The off-site release was trivially small,'' said Phil Rutherford, who heads health, safety and radiation oversight at Boeing.
Improved resin flow allows easy fill of deep draw cavities, with smooth release of thin-walled parts.
The consensus that emerged was that the time lag on the release of information should be shortened.