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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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HR was continuously monitored throughout each exercise testing session using a Polar HR monitor (Polar Electro, Finland).
Exercise testing with continuous respiratory gas exchange analysis is an important and objective means of assessing the functional capacity of heart failure patients (6).
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).
13 Traditionally an incremental exercise testing to a symptom limited maximum has been used to obtain the VE/VCO2 slope.
Referring to the 2002 American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, exercise testing for coronary artery disease (CAD) (1) has a mean sensitivity of 68% and a mean specificity of 69% including patients with left ventricular hypertrophy, 72% and 77% excluding these patients.
Morise AR Are the American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association guidelines for exercise testing for suspected coronary artery disease correct?
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.
The clinical course of pulmonary hypertension varies widely, and patients often are subjected to repeated right heart catheterization and cardiopulmonary exercise testing to assess disease severity and progression.
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.