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score

 [skor]
a rating, usually expressed numerically, based on specific achievement or the degree to which certain qualities are manifest.
APACHE score (acute physiological assessment and chronic health evaluation) a widely used method for assessing severity of illness in acutely ill patients in intensive care units, taking into account a variety of routine physiological parameters.
Apgar score a numerical expression of an infant's condition at birth, based on heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritability, and color; see also apgar score.
Bishop score a score for estimating the prospects of induction of labor, arrived at by evaluating the extent of cervical dilatation, effacement, the station of the fetal head, consistency of the cervix, and the cervical position in relation to the vaginal axis.
Silverman-Andersen score a system for evaluating the breathing of premature infants; see also Silverman-Andersen score.
stroke score any of various scoring systems that seek to characterize a patient's clinical state following a stroke.
trauma score a rating system used in the evaluation of patients with traumatic injury. Scores range from 1 to 15, with lower scores being associated with higher mortality rates.

score

(skōr),
An evaluation, usually expressed numerically, of status, achievement, or condition in a given set of circumstances.
[M. E. scor, notch, tally]

score

Drug slang
verb A regional term meaning to purchase or receive illicit drugs.

Health legislation
noun A report by the Congressional Budget Office that evaluates the economic impact of legislation (e.g., that of healthcare reform). The score obtained may determine the fate of a legislative proposal.

Molecular biology
verb To screen for a phenotype by testing for growth under different conditions (e.g., plus and minus an auxotrophic supplement, or permissive and nonpermissive conditions) usually done by replica plating or patching colonies onto each type of plate.
 
Pharmacology
verb To place a transverse linear attenuation on a flat cylindrical pill to facilitate breaking it in half.
 
Vox populi
noun A numeric rating of a particular process.

score

noun Health legislation Economic impact report A report by the Congressional Budget Office that evaluates the economic impact of legislation–eg, that of health care reform; the score obtained via projective prestidigitation may determine the fate of a legislative proposal. See Scorecard, Scorekeeper. Cf Report card Vox populi A numeric rating of a particular process. See APGAR score, Apopnea-hypopnea score, ASIA motor score, Borg score, Child-Pugh score, DeMeester score, Fagerstrom tolerance score, Family Environment score, Gleason score, Hachinski ischemic score, Hegsted's score, Lod score, Longitudinality score, Mayo risk score, Medicus modified score, Modified Bournemouth score, Nursing Classification score, Pediatric trauma score, Pittsburgh brainstem score, PRISM score, QRS score, Revised Trauma score, Sanitation score, SAPS II, Trauma score, Z score, Z score verb Drug slang To purchase illicit drugs Vox populi To get a home run; to get lucky.

score

(skōr)
An evaluation, usually expressed numerically, of status, achievement, or condition in a given set of circumstances.
[M. E. scor, notch, tally]
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PDP won in Ugwunabo with 22,083 votes, APC scored 1,865 votes, APGA had 1,054 votes.
Under social care, Machakos scored 78 due to improved social welfare kitty for women groups and persons living with disabilities.
Mapleton 82, Siletz Valley 46: Rye Espinosa scored five TDs and threw three scoring passes and Kerry Herring had four TDs to pace the Sailors.
Only 25 percent of high school seniors scored in the proficient category and the overall scores for high school seniors haven't improved since 1994.
A fielder's choice scored Warner and gave Chicago its ninth run of the game.
Joseph Okafor, collation officer of Wushishi LGA said Buhari scored 15,980 votes while Atiku scored 5,056 votes.
The match between PSO and Hyundai also ended in a tie after both teams scored one goal each.
Possible responses for each item were strongly disagree (scored 1), disagree (scored 2), agree (scored 3), and strongly agree (scored 4).
The students who were present for quiz 3 (M = 19.68, SD = 3.40) scored significantly better on average, F (1, 396) = 24.31, p <.001, on the following test than did the students who did not take the quiz (M = 17.78, SD = 4,14).
Our data on the PSAI show that boys scored significantly higher on the masculine scale than girls, and correspondingly, girls scored significantly higher on the feminine scale than boys.
In physics the United States scored significantly lower than 14 of the 15 participating countries; in advanced math U.S.
But at age 80, participants who had this gene form still scored in the average-intelligence range but at an average of 4 IQ points below their peers.