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on/off phenomenon

a periodic loss of the efficacy of levodopa in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, without obvious relationship to the timing of levodopa administration. Also called random off.

on

Vox populi adverb Taking, receiving, as in, he/she is on coumadin, on drugs, etc
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In the centuries-old battle for supremacy between New York City and Los Angeles, the MSPA 2006 Wait Time Survey showed the residents of both cities were the losers: both cities tied for 21st out of 25 cities in terms of overall wait time at 4.
The clinic standard for wait time is 15 minutes, so patients were divided into those who waited in the waiting room for more than 15 minutes (long wait time), and those who waited for less than 15 minutes.
Wait a While, ridden by jockey Garrett Gomez, won the American Oaks Invitational at Hollywood Park on Sunday.
We compared the average door-to-provider wait times for thousands of patients using our service against the same type of data from hospitals nationwide, apples to apples," said Brody-Waite.
THE number of people on NHS waiting lists in Scotland has fallen, but patients are facing a longer wait for treatment.
Waiting times remain much longer in South Wales than in North Wales, says the Audit Committee report - a follow-up to a highly-critical report from the same committee in 2005, which said waits were far too long.
A previous target said that by March this year no one should have to wait more than 12 months for an operation.
Here's the greater irony: If a student does not gain admission to the most selective schools to which she is applying (those schools that are able to perceive her genuine interest in the institution, but choose not to accept her for other reasons), then she may be left with no options at all This is especially true--and tragic--because many colleges with extensive wait lists often admit few, if any, students from the roster.
He added: "These figures provide further signs of progress towards achieving the important milestone of a maximum wait of 15 months by the end of March 2002.
First implemented in 2002, the Rapid Medical Evaluation (RME) program is a proven methodology for reducing wait times, improving care, and increasing patient satisfaction in the Emergency Department (ED).
New figures showed the NHS met the target set for March this year that no patient will wait more than 22 weeks to see a consultant.