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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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Systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria were revised in 2001; however, a controversy ensued as the signs and symptoms of sepsis were published as a very long list.
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).
Of the 101 critically ill patients, 53 had sepsis, severe sepsis, or septic shock; 48 had systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS).
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome is not well known in the field of gynecologic surgery, despite being well described in the general surgery literature, Dr.
Procalcitonin (PCT) and other calcitonin precursors are detectable in various conditions leading to systemic inflammatory response syndrome.
Potential targets include recently identified circuits involved in regulating immune system function, providing new hope for treating a range of inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic inflammatory response syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.
When intensive care unit history weaning difficulty from mechanical ventilator clinical manifestations in intensive care unit associated with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) (tachycardia tachypnea and elevated white blood cell counts) symmetrical paresis pronounced in distal lower extremities absence of deep tendon reflexes evidence of distal sensory impairment and presence of electrophysiologic results indicating axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathy were taken into consideration he was diagnosed as critical illness polyneuropathy according to Bolton's diagnostic criteria.
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