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agent

a person representing a business concern, esp a travelling salesman

Agent

 

in Soviet civil law, a party in a contract of agency. The agent’s duties include the performance of specified legal acts, for example, contracts of sale and management of property, in the name of and on the account of a principal party. The agent may be a legally competent (sui juris) citizen or a legal person (if this is allowed by the latter’s charter or statute). The actions performed by the agent directly generate, change, or extinguish rights and obligations of the principal.

The agent is bound to perform the agency in exact conformity with the principal’s instructions, carry out the agency personally, although in instances provided for by law the responsibilities may be transferred to another person (art. 68 of the RSFSR Civil Code), inform the principal upon demand of progress in performing the agency, submit a report on performance of the agency, and transfer to the principal any property obtained in connection with performance of the agency.

agent

One who is empowered to enter into binding transactions on behalf of another (usually called the principal).

agent

(networking)
In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase "intelligent agent" it implies some kind of automatic process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.

agent

A software routine that waits in the background and performs an action when a specified event occurs. For example, agents could transmit a summary file on the first day of the month or monitor incoming data and alert the user when a certain transaction has arrived. Agents are also called "intelligent agents," "personal agents" and "bots." See mobile agent, bot and workflow.
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If seizures were still not controlled within 24 hours of starting KE then anesthetic agents were used including thiopental and propofol and patients were intubated and mechanically ventilated if required.
Although this agent has strong analgesic potency strength, it is a weak anesthetic agent and may be insufficient in patients with high anxiety levels.
Those anesthetic agents depending on the animal's size (body weight) and procedure (intramuscular injections), MS-222, isobutyl alcohol, and intramuscular (IM) injections of lidocaine, ketamine, or xylazine have been reported (Oswald 1977, Brown et al.
In first experiment propofol was employed as sole anesthetic agent in experimental horses.
The first most effective, safe and reliable intravenous anesthetic agent was thiopentone sodium.
Propofol and methohexital as anesthetic agents for electroconvulsive therapy: a randomized, double-blind comparison of electroconvulsive therapy seizure quality, therapeutic efficacy, and cognitive performance.
This dose of shortest induction and recovery times is recommended as the most appropriate amounts for an effective sedative and anesthetic agent in economic terms for aquaculture activities, such as handling, catching with net, transporting to another tank, etc.
A VOLUME REFLECTOR[R] that replaces traditional bag-in-bottle and piston designs, and allows partial re-breathing of exhaled gases, has a small system volume with no moving parts, and delivers uninterrupted ventilation for a fast wash-in and wash-out of anesthetic agent.
The objective of this study was to determine phenol red thread test (PRTT) values in eyes of clinically normal Hispaniolan Amazon parrots before and after topical application of an ophthalmic anesthetic agent and compare findings with Schirmer tear test (STT) values.
Anesthesia is a broad discipline; for orthopaedic applications, the type and location of the planned orthopaedic procedure is important in the selection of the most appropriate anesthetic agent and technique.
Women who scored higher for depression on the Beck Depression Inventory-Second Edition (BDI-II), or who were more pessimistic about their current medical diagnosis as measured by the Future Pessimism Scale of the Millon Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic, were more sensitive to a standardized dose of an anesthetic agent during anesthesia induction, Dr.
This article will review safety and effectiveness of articaine, an anesthetic agent recently introduced in the United States for consideration as part of their pain control armamentarium.