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To put into action, practice, or force; to make use of something, such as a right or option.

To exercise dominion over land is to openly indicate absolute possession and control.

To exercise discretion is to choose between doing and not doing something, the decision being based on sound judgment.


(Discharge a function), verb act, administer, carry into execution, carry on, carry out, conduct, do duty, efficere, engage in, execute, exercere, facere, officiate, perform, practice, pursue, put in motion, put into action, put into effect, put into practice, serve as, translate into action, wage
Associated concepts: authority exercised under the United States Constitution, exercise an option, exercise jurisdiccion, exercise of judicial discretion
Foreign phrases: Cui jurisdictio data est, ea quoque connessa esse videntur, sine quibus jurisdictio explicari non potest.To whomsoever jurisdiction is given, those things also are supposed to be granted, without which the jurissiction cannot be exercised. Frustra est potentia quae nunquam venit in actum. A power is a vain one if it is never exercised.


(Use), verb apply, avail oneself of, bring into play, bring to bear, draw on, employ, make use of, operate, practice, put in action, put in practice, put to use, put to work, turn to account, utilize, wield
Associated concepts: exercise a right to vote, exercise an option, exercise discretion, exercise dominion, exercise due care, exercise of power
See also: act, apply, campaign, commission, discipline, effort, employ, endeavor, enterprise, exert, exploit, labor, officiate, operate, ply, practice, problem, resort, transaction, undertaking, wield, work
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In our unit, a sterile isotonic solution is used for a US, and the pump tube is replaced every three days.
The single bout of isotonic handgrip exercise was performed by the dominant hand of the participants using ball-squeeze dynamometer for a duration of 20 min continuously at an intensity of 30% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC).
Isotonic IV solutions include any IV therapy that does not cause osmosis or diffusion, meaning there is no change in the composition of body fluids.
Hypotonic versus isotonic maintenance fluids in critically ill children: a multicenter prospective randomized study.
The objective of this study was to find the effect of eccentric isotonic strengthening of the quadriceps muscle in patients with patellofemoral pain.
The isotonic muscle action required the participant to raise the heel at a cadence of 1 sec to their peak plantar flexion range of motion (as indicated by a goniometer), followed immediately by a controlled return.
Dr Ms Gooeratne said that Isotonic Lime Blast is highly acceptable and popular among children and adults engaged in endurance actitivies such as swimming and running.
With dehydration being one of the biggest problems faced by marathon runners, isotonic drinks supplied by Gatorade will be available at six stations along the route with full bottles provided at the 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km and 35km stations.
9% NS) significantly increased the risk of developing acute hyponatraemia over isotonic (0.
Isotonic sodium bicarbonate solution was first reported to reduce radiocontrast nephropathy in 2004.
The findings contradict previous research (BJOG 2002;109:178-81), which indicated a threefold increase in C-sections among women who drank isotonic fluids during labor.
It's aimed at bottles for pudding, yogurt, food spreads, and isotonic sports drinks.