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agent

a person representing a business concern, esp a travelling salesman
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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.

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agent

One who is empowered to enter into binding transactions on behalf of another (usually called the principal).
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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.
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agent

(1) An employee of an inbound call center (sales and service) or an outbound call center (telemarketer). See agent turnover.

(2) A software routine that performs an action continuously or when a specified event occurs. Also called "bots," intelligent agents" and "personal agents." See bot.
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Povidone-iodine (10%) was a safe, cost-effective, easily available, and tolerated sclerosing agent for pleurodesis in spontaneous pneumothorax by tube thoracostomy method showing success rate of 90% up to 180 days of postpleurodesis day with minimal complication or adverse effect.
Conservative method was used to manage subluxation (chronic recurrent dislocation) by the use of sclerosing agents, sodium tetradecyl sulfate, by injecting them into the joint space 19,21.
In our study, we preferred intralesional sclerotherapy against macrocyctic LM and used bleomycin as a sclerosing agent. There is an increasing choice of sclerotherapy especially as a treatment for pediatric lymphatic malformations (10).
Sclerotherapy is the targeted elimination of small vessels, varicose veins and vascular anomalies by injection of a sclerosant.5 The sclerosing agents include sodium tetradecyl sulfate and monoethanolamine oleate.
Vargas, "Comparison of the effectiveness of tetracycline and minocycline as pleural sclerosing agents in rabbits," Chest, vol.
Several treatment approaches with conflicting outcomes have been reported, varying according to the number of sessions, single or multiple, and drainage or retention of the sclerosing agent. (13) (18-20) We used single-session 95% ethanol sclerotherapy without drainage of the sclerosing agent in 42 patients with 45 renal cortical cysts.
Rare complications include formation of blood clots in the treated veins, inflammation, and allergic reactions to the sclerosing agent. Sclerotherapy can cause bruising that lasts as long as a month.
Treatment of pyogenic granuloma with a sclerosing agent. Dermatol Surg.
Moreover, the injection of air followed by the sclerosing agent has the ability to better identify anastomotic circles between the spermatic and the inferior mesenteric veins compared to radiocontrast, due to the different densities of these 2 substances.