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purl

1. a curling movement of water; eddy
2. a murmuring sound, as of a shallow stream

purl

[pərl]
(hydrology)
A swirling or eddying stream or rill, moving swiftly around obstructions.

PURL

(Persistent URL) A URL that points to another URL. PURLs are used when document pages are expected to be moved to different locations from time to time. The PURL is maintained as the official URL for that resource, and when that PURL is requested, a PURL server redirects the browser to the actual current URL. See also Perl.
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I reviewed all 122 PURLs this week and am proud to say that nearly all still provide highly pertinent, practice-changing information for family physicians and other primary care clinicians.
PURLs seem to be more compelling in a donor-focused audience, he said, such as associations or alumni groups that have a relationship with the organizations, rather than acquisition campaigns.
Counseling is a must with this smoking cessation aid;' stated a PURL published in March 2012 (J Fam Pract.
Customers sign up for a PURLs Made Easy[TM] account, which provides them with complete online access to all the tools needed to create and manage an unlimited number of Personalized URL (PURL) and Generic URL (GURL) Landing Pages and campaigns.
PURLs methodology This study was selected and evaluated using FPIN's Priority Updates from the Research Literature (PURL) Surveillance System methodology.
By participating in the online PURLs Instant Poll, you can take part in selecting, adopting, and disseminating worthwhile new practice recommendations.
PURLs EDITOR Bernard Ewigman, MD, MSPH Department of Family Medicine, The University of Chicago
We have developed a knowledge translation system called PURLS that exclusively targets newly published research expected to actually change family medicine and primary care practice.