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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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Linear correlation analysis revealed a negative correlation between the CD8+ T-cell count and the immunosuppressive agent concentration ( P = 0.
There have been reports on the efficacy of steroid and immunosuppressive agents.
PUVA should be used with care for patients taking immunosuppressive agents due to risk of squamous cell carcinoma.
Calcineurin inhibitor agents (CNi), which include all the cyclosporines (Neoral, Sandimmune, and the several generic compounds of Neoral) and Prograf (tacrolimus), have remained the primary immunosuppressive agents for kidney transplantation despite their nephrotoxicity.
Correlation between MFI index and Western blotting values was shown in various immunosuppressive agent groups.
Of 127 transplant recipients who could be evaluated, 100 (79%) had azathioprine as the primary immunosuppressive agent, 9 (7%) had tacrolimus, 11 (9%) had cyclosporine, and 7 (6%) had cyclosporine and azathioprine.
MIAMI BEACH -- The off-label use of immunosuppressive agents for myasthenia gravis can significantly decrease the need for steroids, while improving symptoms.
Sirolimus is the active pharmaceutical ingredient in two products approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), specifically, Rapamune[R], an immunosuppressive agent used in renal transplant patients, and the CYPHER[R] Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent approved for improving coronary luminal diameter in patients with symptomatic ischemic disease.
MONTRBAL -- The risk for gastrointestinal cancer in Crohn's disease appears to be higher among patients who continue to have inflammatory disease and lower among those treated with steroids, the immunosuppressive agent azathioprine, or surgery.
One of these is methotrexate, an immunosuppressive agent, whose fewer side effects have made it the favored drug of many arthritis specialists.
Sirolimus is the active pharmaceutical ingredient in 2 products approved by the EMA and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), specifically Rapamune[R], an immunosuppressive agent used in renal transplant patients, and the CYPHER[R] Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent approved for improving coronary luminal diameter in patients with symptomatic ischemic disease.
conventional therapy with oral prednisone and an immunosuppressive agent, 8 patients with mucous membrane pemphigoid who received IVIg went into remission, whereas only 3 of 12 patients on conventional therapy achieved remission (Arch.