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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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The main outcome measures of the clinical trial are a significant improvement in quality of life as measured by the Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire, improved exercise tolerance or dyspnoea and an appropriate pattern of usage as demonstrated by the patient diary.
We recorded the mean heart rate at rest, the mean maximum heart rate during exercise or immediately after exercise, the proportion of subjects who reached the goal heart rate reduction in each treatment arm, and any measure of exercise tolerance.
Although a recent systematic review of 8 randomized control trials (388 patients) (4) failed to reveal the efficacy of interval training over that of continuous in terms of enhancing exercise tolerance and quality of life in patients with severe COPD, the authors presented some limitations (training protocols heterogeneity, small sample sizes), suggesting that further research is needed in order to reveal the superiority of interval training in severe COPD.
New research published online today in Circulation Research found that injections of adult patients' own CD34+ stem cells reduced reports of angina episodes and improved exercise tolerance time in patients with chronic, severe refractory angina (severe chest discomfort that did not respond to other therapeutic options).
11), (12) The dyspnea and limited exercise tolerance are due to impaired gas exchange associated with ventilation-perfusion mismatching, as well as reduced pulmonary venous return with subsequent reduction in cardiac output.
Her retrospective study examined the link between all-cause mortality and exercise capacity in 2,690 men with type 2 diabetes, all of whom were referred for exercise tolerance testing at VA centers in Washington, D.
CONCLUSIONS: In this randomized, single-blinded study, EECP improved exercise tolerance, quality of life, and NYHA functional classification without an accompanying increase in peak VO2.
Smoking increases blood pressure, decreases exercise tolerance, and increases the tendency for blood to clot.
DALLAS -- Waist girth and exercise tolerance each gave significant prognostic information about a person's risk for cardiovascular death or coronary events that went beyond the Framingham risk score, according to data collected from more than 30,000 people.
I call upon the supporters of same-sex marriage to live by their own words--and to refrain from discrimination against religion and to exercise tolerance for those who differ from them.
DVT is a very rare cause of death in travellers; however, even small clots can damage the lungs permanently and mean you have to take long term anti-clotting drugs, which disrupts your lifestyle and exercise tolerance, Mills said.
Description: This course provides practitioners from any practice setting the knowledge and abilities to assess exercise tolerance safely and effectively and develop optimal exercise programs that include the improvement of aerobic capacity.

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