DPA

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DPA

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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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In the recent development, struggling in the Dual energy is betrothed in Dual-photon absorptiometry (DPA), helping the synchronized transmission of gamma rays with the energies of the photon (1).
(1990) Appendicular skeletal muscle mass: measurement by dual-photon absorptiometry. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 52(2), 214-218.
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.
"A tonic-clonic seizure is known to cause thoracic spine fractures." 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.
SPA = single-photon absorptiometry; DPA = dual-photon absorptiometry; QCT = quantitative computed tomography; DXA = dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry; NAA = neutron activation analysis.