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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.


(Discharge a function), verb act, administer, carry into execution, carry on, carry out, conduct, do duty, efficere, engage in, execute, exercere, facere, officiate, perform, practice, pursue, put in motion, put into action, put into effect, put into practice, serve as, translate into action, wage
Associated concepts: authority exercised under the United States Constitution, exercise an option, exercise jurisdiccion, exercise of judicial discretion
Foreign phrases: Cui jurisdictio data est, ea quoque connessa esse videntur, sine quibus jurisdictio explicari non potest.To whomsoever jurisdiction is given, those things also are supposed to be granted, without which the jurissiction cannot be exercised. Frustra est potentia quae nunquam venit in actum. A power is a vain one if it is never exercised.


(Use), verb apply, avail oneself of, bring into play, bring to bear, draw on, employ, make use of, operate, practice, put in action, put in practice, put to use, put to work, turn to account, utilize, wield
Associated concepts: exercise a right to vote, exercise an option, exercise discretion, exercise dominion, exercise due care, exercise of power
See also: act, apply, campaign, commission, discipline, effort, employ, endeavor, enterprise, exert, exploit, labor, officiate, operate, ply, practice, problem, resort, transaction, undertaking, wield, work
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2] Existing sub-maximal testing protocols are based on correlations of data obtained from adult subjects that completed a maximal and sub-maximal exercise testing or require joint measurements to estimate mechanical advantage (4,6).
The article by Simms et al (1) opens up what should be a healthy discussion on the type of exercise testing that can safely and reasonably be done in cardiac rehabilitation without physician supervision.
Key words: magnetic field imaging, coronary artery disease, exercise testing
ACSM's Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines covers all aspects of facility management, recommendations concerning technological advances such as automated external defibrillators, ACSM position statements and information from "ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing an Prescription (2006)", and much more.
They are usually involved in exercise testing, sleep studies and delivery of ventilation to patients on the wards and at home.
Four cases of stent occlusion related to exercise testing have been reported, occurring from 2 days to 3 months after the procedure.
When four M109 Paladin artillery vehicles rolled off the Landing Craft Utility Runnymede at the Port of Philadelphia it was another step in a textbook exercise testing intermodal operations.
Abstract: Mortality rates of exercise testing are low and cardiac rupture and sudden death are rare.
Balancing exercise levels and CV meds is time consuming and may require frequent visits for serial exercise testing to determine the dosage or choice of these medications.
The patients underwent testing at baseline and 12 months after transplantation that included maximal exercise testing and assessment of CHD risk factors and risk factor categories.
It also has an exercise testing laboratory where patients are given exercise tolerance tests and their own individual exercise prescription.
Exercise testing has an overall sensitivity of 66% and a specificity of 84% (4), but its diagnostic performance is much lower in asymptomatic individuals and females.