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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"When you're giving antiandrogen drugs, you should probably monitor for torsade de pointes and be very careful about controlling the other risk factors for QT prolongation," Salem said.
This research has been conducted to study the relation of QTc prolongation in patients suffering from hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.
Because of this situation, actually the liabilities of the NHA have been increasing by Rs600 million a month (with seven per cent interest which is estimated at Rs200 million and prolongation charges of Rs400 per month).
Pour sa part, la societe ne beneficie depuis 2012 que des prolongations de six mois du permis d'exploitation, decidees sur intervention du gouverneur et du syndicat des travailleurs pour eviter la fermeture de l'activite.
Once proposed in 2015, it now gets a second prolongation.
Prolongation of the QTc interval is an important electrocardiographic (ECG) finding, which is observed frequently in DKA and leads to a risk of sudden death.
The biggest attention is given to the prolongation of the QT interval, by quinidine effects of some antipsychotics on the heart.
QT prolongation refers to the prolonged QT interval in electrocardiography (ECG) which can even lead to life-threatening events such as ventricular arrhythmias, torsades de pointes, etc., several drugs can cause QT prolongation which includes sotalol, quinidine, arsenic, disopyramide, procainamide, amiodarone, haloperidol, etc., Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is used as an effective treatment option in promyelocytic leukemia (PML).
A traditional assessment in this area entitled Systematic Disfluency Analysis [16] defined the prolongation as an atypical disfluency ("inappropriate duration of a phoneme or an element of a diphthong which may or may not be accompanied by qualitative characteristics such as pitch change, increased audible tension or visible tension").
Results: Nifedipine was found to be more effective than GTN, as prolongation of pregnancy beyond 48 hours was more frequent (74 %) with nifedipine than GTN (40%) with P value less than 0.05 .
Romano Ward syndrome is an inherited condition characterized by prolongation of QT interval, evident on electrocardiogram, associated with syncope and life threatening arrhythmias and ultimately sudden cardiac death.