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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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Reliability and accuracy of exercise tolerance test in the diagnosis of coronary heart disease.
To be eligible for inclusion, studies must have examined the effect of water-based activity on exercise tolerance and HRQOL in patients with CHF.
(38), (12) In addition, the present findings are similar to findings from Clark et al (12) and Sullivan and Hawthorne (39) of individuals with systolic HF, where reduced knee extensor muscle strength (measured isokinetically) was related to decreased exercise tolerance (measured by peak oxygen consumption).
They are often used to quantify the changes in exercise tolerance after an intervention [4].
Exercise tolerance test is done to assess Coronary artery disease.11 It indirectly reflects arterial blood flow to the heart during physical exercise.
At the end of 4 weeks, exercise tolerance test was performed.
Additionally, patients treated with high dose MYDICAR improved significantly in their heart failure symptoms, their exercise tolerance, serum biomarkers and cardiac function.
A slow but steady increase in exercise tolerance shows that one is getting closer to resuming normal activities.
Major symptoms are shortness of breath, fatigue, and reduced exercise tolerance. It can develop for several reasons, including a weakened heart muscle from previous heart attacks, chemotherapy or infections, valvular heart disease, and longstanding hypertension.
"It refers to the function of the heart and lungs and the ability to get oxygen to the large muscle groups." CRF is typically measured during an exercise tolerance or stress test, in which a patient is hooked up to an electrocardiograph while he or she walks on a treadmill or rides a stationary bike.
Pulmonary rehabilitation may benefit patients with COPD due to improvements in exercise tolerance, dyspnea, and quality of life.

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