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elective

(Selective), adjective alternative, bestowed by ballot, by vote, choosing, cooptive, disjunctive, on approval, open to choice
Associated concepts: elective franchise, elective office

elective

(Voluntary), adjective appointive, gratuitous, not required, optional, spontaneous
See also: adoptive, alternative, discretionary, disjunctive, spontaneous, voluntary
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50 pati- ents of ASA class P1 and P2 status age 15 to 60 years body mass index (BMI) of 20 to 35 kg/m2 of both sex- es undergoing inguinal hernia surgery electively were included after written informed consent.
What if an NQDC plan participant electively defers compensation that would otherwise be paid in 2012?
She also had some respiratory problems so we had to put her on ventilator electively to improve her condition," he said.
8) Plication of the diaphragm may be performed if the patient has given a premorbid symptomatic history, but this procedure is best performed electively.
Over the next live to 10 wars we have some tremendous opportunities for treating brain injuries and disorders of all sorts more electively.
It was Ernest Miles, of the Royal Cancer Hospital (later re-named the Royal Marsden Hospital), and the Gordon Hospital, London, who first carried out abdomino-perineal excision of the rectum electively, his first case being operated upon in 1907.
Due to patient's previous chest discomfort and tachycardia with high level of hsTn, concomitant electrophysiological study (EPS) and ablation and coronary artery angiography (CAG) were electively performed for the patient in the next few days.
Administration of oxytocin was the most common method used for elective induction (66%), and led to vaginal delivery in 88% of cases; cesarean section was required in 12% of electively induced deliveries.
This minority includes those who refuse to include an option to electively terminate the pregnancy, as well as those described in the article who discourage carrying the pregnancy to its natural conclusion.
The Texas Birth Defects Registry provided data from 1 January 1999 to 31 December 2004 on 1,108 newborn infants, stillborn infants, and electively terminated fetuses with NTDs.
If there aren't any medical benefits to inducing labor, it is hard to justify doing it electively when we know it increases the risks for the mother and the baby," said study author Christopher Glantz of the Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Solar Thermal applications including Solar Dryer, Solar Water and Solar Heaters, and Solar Desalination units are very effective, simple and low technologies that can electively be utilized for producing clean water, drying fruits and vegetables and producing hot water for domestic and industrial use.