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OD

Informal
an overdose of a drug
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OD

(optics)
(design engineering)
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OD

On drawings, abbr. for “outside diameter.”
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Third, Golembiewski edited a separate section called "Frontiers of Empirical Research and Development" which included articles delineating OD's scope and methods.
In 1997 Golembiewski (1997: 254) identified himself as delighted with OD's coverage.
Thus, OD's protective effect on joints appears to occur through multiple ways due to the various antiarthritis effects exerted by its constituent bioactive compounds.
However, a significant oversight weakness remains: there is no position or combination of positions on OD's management team below the Director's level to oversee the programs and activities of 11 centers that perform the bulk of the agency's public health work.
A more important point is this: If we want to define OD's role in the 1990s, we must anticipate a new set of cultural forces.