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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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Situations similar to actual clinical scenarios were designed to investigate the correlation between S1 amplitude and cardiac output when inotropic agents and beta blockers were used.
Unlike other positive inotropic agents that increase intracellular cAMP, levosimendan is not associated with an increased incidence of arrhythmia leading to cardiovascular mortality.
Key words: Levosimendan, heart failure, positive inotropic agents, clinical trials
The dependent variable was presence or absence of dipper phenomena, and independent variables were age, cardiopulmonary bypass time, postoperative inotropic agent need, low cardiac output syndrome, malignant ventricular arrhythmia, postoperative IABP need, postoperative myocardial infarction, gender, and smoking.
Treatment methods: The control group was given continuous low flow oxygen inhalation and inotropic agents, and their cardiac stress was also reduced.
Pimobendan is a phosphodiesterase III inhibitor and calcium channel sensitizer causing a inodilating effect, at reduced myocardial oxygen consumption energy expenditure when compared to other positive inotropic agents as indicated by Fuentes, 2004 and Atkinson et al.
Inotropic agents and broad-spectrum antibiotics were administered under the situation of severe sepsis.
While being on mechanical ventilation, he was given antibiotics, anticonvulsants, inotropic agents, oxygen supplementation, albumin infusion and other supportive management.
Temporary therapeutic measures include rapid fluid infusion, administration of positive inotropic agents, and pericardiocentesis.
10] Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II scores, [11] the presence of bowel sounds and co-administration of sedatives and inotropic agents were documented on enrolment.
pylori infection (amoxicillin, clarithromycin, azithromycin, metronidazole, tetracyclines, levofloxacin), h) corticosteroids (prednisolone, and others), i) lipid-lowering drugs (statins, fibrates, ezetimibe, cholestyramine), j) other anti-ulcer medications (sucralfate, bismuth, antacids, H2 blockers), k) Disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) (methotrexate, and others), l) nitrates, m) inotropic agents (digoxin, metildigoxin), n) bisphosphonates, and o) antithyroid /thyroid hormone medications (methimazole, propylthiouracil, levotiroxin) (15,16).