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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.

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The prominent clinical signs observed with highest frequency of 65.00 percent (26/40) were persistent coughing/dyspnea followed by 47.50 (19/40), 40.00 (16/40), 27.50 (11/40), 15.00 (6/40), 7.50 (3/40) and 5.00 percent (2/40) lethargy/ dullness/ depression, anorexia/reduced appetite, exercise intolerance, abdominal distension, sudden fainting/syncope and limb edema respectively.
This hyperventilating pattern correlates with the rate of dyspnea and physical exercise intolerance (32,33).
Another clinical clue to the importance of ED is the relation with exercise intolerance, objectively measured by cardiopulmonary exercise testing and determination of V[O.sub.2]peak.
Surprisingly, a CD4 count <200 cell/[mm.sup.3] affected inspiratory muscle strength and the distance traveled on the 6MWT, which supports our hypothesis that infection is an important factor to exercise intolerance in patients with HIV.
(4), (9-11) However, studies have demonstrated that improvement of HF symptoms and exercise intolerance was not related to central cardiac function, but rather to neurohormonal and peripheral function of skeletal muscles.
Exercise testing can be used to document the severity of pulmonary disease, the functional impact of altered respiratory function and to better understand the physiopathological mechanisms involved in exercise intolerance; this refers to the discriminative characteristic of the test.
While much investigation has focused on Neurocardiogenic syncope, a distinct subgroup has emerged characterized by postural tachycardia and exercise intolerance. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is the final common pathway of a heterogeneous group of underlying disorders that display similar clinical characteristics.
Lethargy and exercise intolerance can point towards arthritis, heart disease or hormonal problems, so it's always worth being checked by a vet.
If a participant reported intolerable pain or any other symptom of exercise intolerance, exercise was stopped immediately and he recovered in the supine position for at least 15 minutes until symptoms subsided and disappeared and cardiovascular responses returned to within 10% of pre-exercise levels.
Regensteiner and coworkers are now studying leg muscle blood flow to learn if abnormalities in peripheral circulation also contribute to exercise intolerance in those with type 2 diabetes.