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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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Almost equal number of patients from both cohorts were operated in emergency or electively. However, numbers of Diabetic patients were little more in cohort A.
When surgery is done electively, it can be done as an outpatient procedure.
14 November 2014 -- Dallas-based financial services company NexBank Capital Inc said that Kenneth R Hanks has electively retired as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the company effective October 31 2014.
Hanks, executive vice president and chief financial officer, electively retired from the company, effective October 31, 2014.
I am called forth to draw out the most reluctant of reader, because they are in that space, not necessarily electively. I work to overcome an aversion to reading, and feel the challenge of putting a book into a child's hands less of an obstacle, because they are already in that physical space.
"Etihad Airways was one of the first Gulf carriers to electively suspend flights to both the Syrian capital Damascus (in August, 2012) and Tripoli (November, 2013).
8,727,650 B2; Craig Carroll of Newport Beach, CA and Steve Armstrong of San Juan Capistrano, CA patented a cosmetic dispenser that holds a substance; a body housing the reservoir; an applicator selectively extendable or retractable through an opening; and a cap for electively exposing and closing the opening for electively extending the applicator and exposing the opening, comprising (1) a pair of cap shoots coupled to the cap and (2) at least one flexor that is mechanically coupled to the cap and housing so that said means operates by mechanically forcing the cap off the opening via the cap shoots and away from the path of the applicator via the flexor; means for electively locking the extended applicator and, means for ejecting the substance.
ABSTRACT Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of single dose of omeprazole 20mg and esomeprazole 40mg on stomach pH.Material and Methods: In this study 50 patients of ASA class p1 and p2 status of age 15 to 60 years and body mass index (BMI) 20 to 35 kg/m2 undergoing inguinal hernia surgery electively of both sexes were included.
Surgical intervention was performed electively with immediate or delayed reconstruction using a SGAP flap.
[4] Therefore, it should be electively repaired as soon as it was discovered.
Growing experience with various laparoscopic techniques and the rapid advance in instrumentation have led to the use of the procedure not only electively but also in complicated gallstone disease or in patients with previous abdominal surgery with extensive adhesiolysis.