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an animal that responds to a particular stimulus.

respondent behavior
reflex responses elicited by stimuli; generally not under voluntary control.
respondent conditioning
see classical conditioning.

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Q. What to do for early Lyme that's not responding to treatment? I came down with Lyme disease three months ago with a bulls-eye rash. Even though it was supposedly a recent case, I already was having Bell's palsy, memory loss, trouble thinking of words, joint arthritis, severe bone pain, and fatigue. I took 100mg doxycycline 2x a day, as my doctor prescribed, for 3 weeks, but still felt bad, so I took it for 3 more weeks. When I stopped after 6 weeks, all my symptoms came back and I kept getting worse. I finally convinced my doctors to give me a refill, and I've been taking the same prescription since then. Any time when I'm late on a dose or eat something with magnesium, I get very sick again. I'm not getting better, I'm merely suppressing the Lyme disease, and it comes back whenever I stop the antibiotics. What can I do to actually get rid of it? Higher dose doxycycline? Another antibiotic? Two antibiotics at once? IV antibiotics? Supplements? (I'm biased against this, but) Rife machines?

A. I did test positive for Lyme disease on the ELISA test.

I think it is just disseminated (I've been having Bell's palsy), so maybe I need 400mg doxy/day (200mg 2x a day) in order to reach the proper concentrations to inhibit B. burgdorferi in the CSF.

Q. Why is my anemia not responding to iron supplementation? I have had anemia for a long time, and my docs have always just told me to take iron supplements. However, there has never been a significant increase in my hemaglobin/hematocrit levels; there have been slight increases, but nothing that is permanent. Additionally, my RBCs are slightly microcytic.

A. When anemia that is thought to result from iron deficiency doesn't respond to iron supplementation, another option is also giving iron by infusion, especially if you have ongoing losses. It's prescribed, of course, by your doctor.

Q. when my brother was responding well with psychiatrist treatment, why he is changed to the medicines again? My brother is bipolar with manic depression. He was given Emsan to control on his bipolar depression. However due to side effects like excess muscle twitching his medicine was stopped. He was immediately sent to a psychiatric treatment. We found a good and a positive change in him. But his psychiatric treatment is stopped and now he is taking Nardil. When my brother was responding well with the psychiatrist treatment then why he is changed to the medicines again? I feel this is not the correct way.

A. Well Rohan… I can understand that you want your brother to be well as soon as possible. You must also understand that treatment for bipolar with the psychotherapy, is as important as the medicines. It is also a very important requirement for the complete treatment to proceed well. Though side effect of all medicines are known to all, so sometimes to reduce the side effect of a medicine it’s stopped and replaced with psychotherapy which also helps in the continuation of the treatment.

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Yet this did not stop the two tribunals involved (mine in Ottawa and his in Halifax) from riding roughshed over my rights as a Respondent and "fixing" the outcome for the Petitioner.
On February 3, 2005, the OCC served upon Respondent a Notice of Intention to Prohibit Further Participation, Notice of Charges for Issuance of an Order to Cease and Desist for Restitution and Notice of Assessment of a Civil Money Penalty ("Notice") that sought, inter alia, an order of prohibition against Respondent based on his conduct while employed at the Bank.
One respondent observed that the private sector, with its greater flexibility and focus, might be better suited to foster multi-disciplinarity.
Don't knows" can be reduced by being realistic in your data gathering instrument or providing cues or techniques of aided recall for the respondent.
The survey consisted of 20 open-ended items; of these 15 required answers that could either be assessed as correct or incorrect while five of the items required the respondents to answer divergent type questions (see Appendix A).
Respondent United States of America is a Contracting Party to the International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948, which will hereinafter be referred to as "the Genocide Convention" for sake of convenience.
About 27 percent of respondents were under 45, with 8 percent of those under 35 years old.
Other respondents remarked not only on the physical requirements that will be different with tomorrow's technology, but also felt that it will create a substantial demand for both office and industrial spaces.
In contrast, only 9 percent of all respondents believe their information assets belong exclusively to the CIO, and only 12 percent would ask the CIO to manage these assets.
The respondents appeared to be academically well prepared for college -- the average high school grade point average was 3.
Fifty-five percent of the respondents indicated that they authored an average of 6.
Respondents district-wide believe that decision making is more collaborative at school sites with principals than at the district level with the board and/or superintendent.