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(ā`sə), in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Abijah. He was a good king, zealous in his extirpation of idols. When Baasha of Israel took Ramah (a few miles N of Jerusalem), Asa bought the help of Benhadad of Damascus and recaptured Ramah. His son Jehoshaphat succeeded him.

American National Standards Institute

An independent organization of trade associations, technical societies, professional groups, and consumer organizations; establishes and publishes standards; formerly known as the United States of America Standards Institute (USASI or ASI), and previously as the American Standards Association (ASA).


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One of the first ASA projects was the writing of what ultimately became Modern Science and Christian Faith.
ASA and CAE Healthcare will collaborate with ASA physician leaders, education directors and subject-matter experts to ensure that the product effectively aligns with ASA's requirements for screen-based simulation.
In the present study we found that there is no difference between groups of diabetic patients pre- diabetic patients and non-diabetic coronary artery disease patients with regard to ASA resistance.
Today, ASA is living off collections work on its legacy portfolio of student loans - $35 billion owed by 1.
If anyone claimed without any evidence, ASA would not keep silent and take legal action against them.
Recommendation: The Secretary of Defense should direct the Secretary of the Air Force to develop and implement a plan to address any projected capability gaps in ASA units due to the expected end of the useful service lives of their F-15s and F-16s.
We used acid hydrolysis of starches as a way to prepare ASA emulsions with a small particle size.
Other crop protection companies have been involved With ASA and government groups to increase awareness and understanding of rust before it becomes a domestic issue.
The report is available in the Resources portion of the ASA site, within both the Cultural and Ethnic Diversity and the Healthcare sections.
The district court erred in determining that this case was materially different from ASA Investerings, in which a very similar partnership between AlliedSignal and ABN Bank was held to be a sham under the business-purpose doctrine.
In a retrospective comparison of 191 patients with surgical site infection and 378 uninfected controls, the chronic disease score and ASA score were highly correlated.