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agent

a person representing a business concern, esp a travelling salesman
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

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agent

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

(1) An employee of an inbound call center (sales and service) or an outbound call center (telemarketer). See agent turnover.

(2) A software routine that performs an action continuously or when a specified event occurs. Also called "bots," intelligent agents" and "personal agents." See bot.
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However, oxybutynin is the only anticholinergic agent for overactive bladder that can be administered as a transdermal patch.
There are currently 5 anticholinergic agents approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB): oxybutynin, toherodine, trospium, solifenacin, and, most recently, darifenacin.
Responses to crude brevetoxins alone were compared with the responses obtained after treating the animals with the histamine [H.sub.1]-antagonist diphenhydramine, the anticholinergic agent atropine, the glucocorticosteroid budesonide, or the bradykinin [B.sub.2] receptor antagonist HOE-140.
However, other anticholinergic agents such as atropine have been used in the past to achieve the desired pulmonary effect.
* For reliever therapy, the primary bronchodilators are the short-acting beta-agonists (SABA), although anticholinergic agents may be suitable for older adults, for those intolerant of SABA, and for patients with nocturnal or intrinsic asthma.
For a patient who is conscious, a better alternative anticholinergic agent is intravenous glycopyrrolate.
* Possible overdose with an anticholinergic agent such as a tricyclic antidepressant or a variety of mushroom.
In a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial, 21 cognitively intact elderly persons were given doses of placebo or Artane (trihexyphenidyl), a muscarinic anticholinergic agent with documented adverse effects on diverse cognitive functions.
This anticholinergic agent, which blocks the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor in the lung and reduces mucus secretion without systemic absorption or side effects, is useful in those with moderate and severe asthma when given along with the first nebulized dose of a bronchodilator such as albuterol, Dr.
The combination of a [beta]-adrenergic and an anticholinergic agent in COPD provides the rapid onset of action of the former and the sustained activity of the latter with the increased potency of their combined actions.
Anticholinergic agents include medicines for urinary incontinence, motion sickness, and stomach cramps.
As a quaternary amine, it is hydrophilic and less likely to cross the blood-brain barrier and, theoretically, may be less likely to cause confusion, somnolence, and mental status changes in elderly than other anticholinergic agents, he said.