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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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Further, the advantages of the high throughput 'omics' technologies are described, as are efforts being made to identify transcriptional biomarkers to detect misuse of anabolic agents in cattle.
China's first professional cyclist Li Fuyu, a former RadioShack teammate of Lance Armstrong, was provisionally banned by the UCI in April after returning a positive test for the anabolic agent.
Modifications to human PTH are under investigation in an effort to generate additional anabolic agents with increased efficacy.
Among the pharmacologic strategies, the use of the anabolic agent oxandrolone is promising.
Imphal (Manipur) [India], June 01 ( ANI ): In the wake of her four-year suspension by the International Wrestling Federation (IWF) after she tested positive for a banned anabolic agent, double Commonwealth Games (CWG) Gold medallist Sanjita Chanu claimed that she was innocent and said she will challenge her ban along with the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF).
The work underscores the utility of anabolic agents. "I don't think it's a question of if, but when to use an anabolic therapy," Dr.
MINNEAPOLIS--Combining the antiresorptive denosumab with the anabolic agent teriparatide increased bone mineral density more than either drug alone in postmenopausal women at high fracture risk in the ongoing DATA study.
But the International Olympic Committee revealed yesterday that Ostapchuk had been stripped of her title after the anabolic agent metenolone was found in two urine samples with the gold going to New Zealand's Valerie Adams, who had originally been hotly-tipped for the title.
Ostapchuk, who won the gold in women's shot put, tested positive for anabolic agent methenolone and had to hand back her medal.
Contador tested positive for the banned anabolic agent clenbuterol on the second rest day of last year's Tour, which he went on to win.
The 28-year-old Spaniard tested positive for the banned anabolic agent clenbuterol on day two of last year's Tour, but has maintained his innonence, claiming the substance was in some contaminated meat.
However, he is suspended by the International Cycling Union (UCI) after testing positive for a "very small concentration" of clenbuterol, a banned anabolic agent during the Tour.