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conj. either; in the alternative. It is often vital to distinguish between "or" and "and." Example: Title to the Cadillac written "Mary or Bill Davidson" means either one could transfer the car, but if written "Mary and Bill Davidson," both must sign to change title.


O.R.

n. short for "own recognizance," meaning the judge allowed a person accused in a criminal case to go free pending trial without posting bail. A person so released is often referred to as having been "OR-ed." (See: own recognizance)

OR. This syllable in the termination of words has an active signification, and usually denotes the doer of an act; as, the grantor, he who makes a grant; the vendor, he who makes a sale; the feoffor, he who makes a feoffment. Litt. s. 57; 1 Bl. Com. 140, n.

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It modifies the release of inflammatory mediators (26), shortens the duration of systemic inflammatory response syndrome and also attenuates the severity of systemic inflammatory response syndrome after oesophagecomy (21).
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A systemic inflammatory response syndrome has been implicated in the pathophysiology of cardiogenic shock.
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