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1. An end or ending, particularly a nerve ending.
2. Induced ending of a pregnancy.
Synonym(s): terminatio [TA]
[L. terminatio]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

termination (of subject)

An older term for the ending (discontinuation) of a subject’s/patient’s participation in a clinical trial.

termination (of trial)

A clinical trial term of art for the premature discontinuation—for any reason—of the study before its planned end.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


An end or ending. A termination or ending, particularly a nerve ending.
[L. terminatio]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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Anthem executives talked about the termination fee in a conference call with securities analysts when they announced the Cigna deal.
Even legitimate non-discriminatory reasons advanced for an employee's termination can inadvertently create legal issues when a similarly situated employee, who belongs to a different protected class, was treated more favorably and not terminated for identical conduct.
Although the judge preliminarily ruled that the termination statute could not be applied retroactively to the declaration, the case was eventually resolved without a final judicial determination of the applicability of the termination statute.
In addition, the IRS concluded that capitalization of the termination fee was not required under Regs.
Alternatively, if a contract does not contain any contractually agreed termination rights (or if the contract fails to provide that it may be terminated without a court order), a party wishing to terminate the contract is required to seek the consent of the court.
The issue in the GM case was whether the mistaken filing of the UCC-3 termination covering JPMs term loan collateral was authorized and, therefore, terminated the perfection of JPMs security interest in the term loan collateral prior to GM's Chapter 11 filing.
(14) In recent years, however, contraceptive use has increased more rapidly in the comparison area than in the MCH-FP area; (16) hence, the gap in the incidence of pregnancy termination may have shrunk.
In order to alleviate the potential risks associated with a M&A transaction that fails to be completed, termination fees are used to lessen some of the costs resulting from the phase before a deal is completed.
For instance, insurers may point to a federal trial court decision under California law stating that wrongful termination and retaliation claims "necessarily implicate willful and intentional conduct on the part of the insured," and thus are precluded from coverage under Section 533.
By being a planar device, however, QFN edge terminations have far less solder volume than BGA joints, and the opportunity for more obvious variations may be reduced.
There are many reported risk factors associated with self-induced pregnancy termination. Empirical evidence shows that late gestational age, the method used, women's readiness to seek post-pregnancy termination care, the quality of the facility they reach, and the qualifications and attitude of the healthcare provider all influence the risk of preterm births, perinatal morbidity and mortality, and other pregnancy termination-related complications.
A caesarian section that separates a live fetus from its mother's uterus satisfies the wide definition of 'termination of pregnancy' in the CTOP.