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DPA

DPA

(Data Protection Act 1998) A British Act of Parliament that was enacted to protect a person's data captured by an organization. Covering retention, disclosure and access, it also stipulates what security measures the organization must observe. For more information, visit the Office of Public Sector Information at www.opsi.gov.uk and search for Data Protection Act.
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1990) Appendicular skeletal muscle mass: measurement by dual-photon absorptiometry.
Single-photon absorptiometry (SPA), Dual-photon absorptiometry (DPA), Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), Quantitative Computed tomography (QTC) may be used for measurement of bone mineral density.
Objective assessment of bone density requires DEXA or dual-photon absorptiometry.
She sends epileptic patients taking AEDs to be tested for baseline levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone and for a dual-photon absorptiometry scan.
She sends epileptic patients taking AEDs to be tested for baseline levels of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D and parathyroid hormone and for a dual-photon absorptiometry scan.
The dual-photon absorptiometry (DPA) technique extended BMD measurement to all parts of the body, including the spine and proximal femur.