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spe·cif·ic ac·tion

the action of a drug or a method of treatment that has a direct and especially curative effect on a disease, for example, the action of vitamin B12 in pernicious anemia.

spe·cif·ic ac·tion

(spĕ-sif'ik ak'shŭn)
The action of a drug or a method of treatment that has a direct and especially curative effect on a disease.

specific action

The particular action of a drug on another substance or on an organism or part of that organism.
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The Australian hostage crisis spawned the hashtag #illridewithyou - popular because it raised awareness and urged specific action
In this context, "need-to-know" could be defined as "needing to have knowledge in order to be prepared to take specific action.
Consider the possibility that IRS may go even further than its present programs to reward compliant taxpayers and punish noncompliant taxpayers, to require a company's outside auditors and attorneys to help the company periodically assess and report not only areas of potential weaknesses but also actual noncompliance events, accompanied by privilege waivers and the reports of the professionals' internal investigations, and in cases of severe noncompliance, to hire outside overseers to develop and oversee specific action plans to restore the company's tax compliance.
Archer is seeking a broader commitment and specific action plans for the coming year.
Summit participants hammered out 37 specific action points aimed at removing barriers to first-time participants in target shooting, increasing participation in hunting, regaining a rightful and responsible image of hunting and shooting, increasing access to shooting facilities and influencing the upcoming elections.
To meet the purpose test, the activity, be it direct mailing, telephone contact, or public lecture, must call on its audience to perform a specific action that will help the entity accomplish its mission.
Each panel also offers two lists of clear, concrete and specific action steps: one for nursing assistants and one for interdisciplinary teams including physicians, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists.
Action alerts are a message sent out on the `Net asking for a specific action to be taken on a current political issue.
After the European Union adopted its follow-up non-technology energy savings programme (SAVE II), the SAVE Committee agreed in November 1998 on the need for a new specific action to provide know-how and information to European regions and urban centres willing to be involved in projects funded by the Structural Funds in the field of clean energy.
Action Plans: Follow specific action plans, including details of the response to each of the scenarios just mentioned.
Under the terms of the agreement, RSA and CSAVR identified specific action steps to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the VR program.
The FBI issued a warning Thursday for Los Angeles and the Southwest about possible terrorist attacks, but local officials said the threat was vague so they were taking no specific action.

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