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PROLONGATION. Time added to the duration of something.
     2. When the time is lengthened during which a party is to perform a contract, the sureties of such a party are in general discharged, unless the sureties consent to such prolongation. See Giving time.
     3. In the civil law the prolongation of time to the principal did not discharge the surety. Dig. 2, 14, 27; Id. 12, 1, 40.

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The prolongation of the political situation or its escalation may have negative effects.
This Phase 1 study validates the product concept because a prolongation of the PR interval as measured by ECG is associated with modulation of the atrio-ventricular (AV) node in the heart, which underlies the pathology in PSVT.
The talks between Kyrgyzgaz and Uztransgaz on prolongation of gas supplies did not bring the desirable results.
Les Allemandes partiront d'autant plus favorites qu'elles ont eu une journee supplementaire de recuperation et n'ont pas eu besoin de prolongation pour battre la Suede mercredi (1-0).
We are worried about prolongation of the Syrian conflict, which would mean a prolongation of the differences of stances in both Lebanon and Syria," the Russian diplomat said, adding "We must find a quick solution to the Syrian crisis.
Those at greatest risk have existing QT interval prolongation, low blood levels of potassium or magnesium, a slower than normal heart rate, or use of certain drugs used to treat abnormal heart rhythms or arrhythmias, the FDA noted.
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the association between a history of arsenic exposure from drinking water and the prolongation of heart rate-corrected QT (QTc), PR, and QRS intervals.
Due to incidents of prolongation of the QT interval of the ECG following Zofran administration, the manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, was required by the FDA to conduct a study to assess this particular risk.
While the vast majority of individuals with QT prolongation have no heart rhythm abnormalities, it is a recognized risk factor for a rare but dangerous arrhythmia called torsades de pointes.
The first step in pursuing an aPTT prolongation is to rule out an artifact.
The governing MPs demanded prolongation of the law for two years which the opposition MPs opposed.
The Food and Drug Administration 1 has clarified its warning and dosing recommendations regarding the potential risk of QT prolongation with the antidepressant citalopram, the agency has announced.