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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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Suxamethonium is generally considered to be the primary choice for neuromuscular blocking agent during ECT, as it has a short duration of action (4).
Because of the potential effects of beta-adrenergic blocking agents on blood pressure and pulse, these agents should be used with caution in patients with cerebrovascular insufficiency.
123) The Manual later deems "inhumane" the use of "any combination of sodium pentobarbital with a neuromuscular blocking agent.
When her coworker said vecuronium, she removed the neuromuscular blocking agent from the cabinet and gave the patient an unknown quantity from the 10 mg vial.
A-507 uses a blocking agent that delays its action initially and then is consumed in the foaming reaction, similar to A537.
New research has found that the tiny shoots of sprouting broccoli contain a powerful blocking agent known as sulforaphane and sinigrin.
Phenol was first used as the blocking agent to cap the isocyanate groups of component A.
1 selective blocking agent, which can be applied to the chest, brachial or dorsal regions once per day and changed every 24 hours.
Rambazole is Barrier's second product candidate based on the Retinoic Acid Metabolism Blocking Agent (RAMBA) class of molecules.
The CARDIAC T assay strips contain a mouse antibody as a human anti-murine antibody (HAMA) blocking agent (Rainer Zerback, Near Patient Testing Group, Roche Diagnostics, GmbH, personal communication).