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response

1. Bridge a bid replying to a partner's bid or double
2. Christianity a short sentence or phrase recited or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant at a church service
3. Electronics the ratio of the output to the input level, at a particular frequency, of a transmission line or electrical device
4. any pattern of glandular, muscular, or electrical reactions that arises from stimulation of the nervous system

response

[ri′späns]
(communications)
(control systems)
A quantitative expression of the output of a device or system as a function of the input. Also known as system response.
(statistics)
The value of some measurable quantity after a treatment has been applied.
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The following conclusions were derived from the study: A general phenomenon of acute phase response with raised serum alpha-1 AT and raised NBT positivity is seen in CRF patients.
In conclusion, in the light of our results, we may conclude that cellular immunity is increased, but acute phase response remains normal in patient with FEP The severity of psychopathology is not associated with acute phase and cellular response in FEP patients.
Acute phase response to single and repeated bouts concurrent resistance and endurance exercise.
Reduced serum iron is the favourable result of the acute phase response to deter bacterial growth.
It could be concluded that the higher serum levels of IgG, IgM, C1-INH and C3 activator in SCA patients with osteomyelitis coupled with the strong positive correlation found between the traditional markers of infection (elevated ESR and leukocytosis) and IgM, C1-INH and C3 activator reinforces their being classed as acute phase response markers.
The acute phase response is defined as the pathophysiologic activity accompanying inflammation.
Professor Obled from France provided an overview of the acute phase response including the mediators produced and their consequent metabolic effects; she highlighted the importance of this response in host survival.
A review on the acute phase response in major depression.
She explains the role of CRP in the acute phase response, its connection to atherogenesis, the effects of statin therapy in lowering levels of CRP and reducing cardiac events, using CRP as a measure of outcome in patients with severe unstable angina, and the possibility of a connection between elevated levels of CRP and cardiac risk in women on postmenopausal hormone therapy.
Discussion: Data indicate clearance is inversely related to the acute phase response (as the inflammatory process resolves individual clearance improves).
Although the acute phase response is non-specific and on its own has no diagnostic significance, the sensitivity, speed and dynamic range of the CRP response to most forms of infection, inflammation and tissue injury combine to make it an exceptionally useful objective index of disease activity and response to therapy [8].

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