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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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To ascertain the cross reactivity with other neuromuscular blocking agents, allergic skin tests to succinylcholine, rocuronium and atrcurium was conducted.
Recently, good mydriasis without systemic adverse effects was obtained in nocturnal and diurnal birds of prey by using topically applied rocuronium bromide, a neuromuscular blocking agent and derivative of vecuronium bromide.
MEKO, the blocking agent, was used in the MEKO-blocked isocyanate solutions of PEPU01 coating.
Excerpt from Florida's recently-revised execution protocol (131) [C]urare, curariform mixtures, [or] any substance which acts as a neuromuscular blocking agent .
When she returned to the medication room, the nurse glanced at the yellow label, similar to the other labels on the antibiotics, and administered the neuromuscular blocking agent, believing it was an antibiotic.
Background staining in immunoblotting assays: Reduction of signal caused by cross-reactivity with blocking agents.
On the other hand formulations of bisphenol-A and hydroquinone as the blocking agent and glycerine as the crosslinking agent have shown excellent adhesive ability for the PMMA sheets.
Additional doses of ZEMURON (rocuronium bromide) or any other neuromuscular blocking agent should not be given until there is a definite response (one twitch of the train-of-four) to nerve stimulation.
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When the nerve fibers' function was blocked with a blocking agent, researchers noted that the pain-related behavior in the rats was reduced.
It is a transdermal hypertension medication, which has four mg or eight mg of bisoprolol, a beta1 selective blocking agent, can be applied to chest, upper arm or back regions once per day and should be changed every 24 hours.
A nondepolarising neuromuscular blocking agent is an alternative, however their disadvantages include long duration of action, less effectiveness for deep neuromuscular blocking and muscarinic side-effects of anticholinesterase drugs (3,4) when they are used for reversal.