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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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New positive inotropic agents with higher safety margins and stronger effects on cardiac contractility have been introduced in human and veterinary cardiology during the last 20 years (3) and their use must be explored in the avian patient.
Levosimendan is a recently introduced inotropic agent, which improves cardiac contractility without increasing myocardial oxygen consumption.
A positive inotropic agent that simultaneously activates intracellular [K.
Patients treated with the vasodilator nitroglycerin or the natriuretic peptide nesiritide had better survival rates and shorter hospital stays than did those treated with the positive inotropic agents dobutamine and milrinone, the researchers said.
Intravenous positive inotropic agents are commonly used to treat the patients with acute decompensated heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
Although it is routinely used for chronic heart failure exacerbations and is FDA approved for that indication, no placebo-controlled trials have established that milrinone or other intravenous inotropic agents improve outcomes, the investigators said (JAMA 287[12]:1541-47, 2002).
In addition, after the development of sternal dehiscence, these techniques were associated with similar mortality rates and postoperative outcomes (time to sternal refixation, prolonged ICU stay, intraaortic balloon counterpulsation use and chest re-exploration inotropic agent use and postoperative cerebrovascular accident).
This herb is a positive inotropic agent that increases contractility of the heart," said Dr.
Intravenous enoximone is a positive inotropic agent indicated for the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure and various uses in the cardiac surgery setting.
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.