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The standing, state, or condition of an individual; the rights, obligations, capacities, and incapacities that assign an individual to a given class.

For example, the term status is used in reference to the legal state of being an infant, a ward, or a prisoner, as well as in reference to a person's social standing in the community.


noun caliber, caste, circumstance, class, dignity, elevation, eminence, esteem, footing, grade, importance, notability, place, position, posture, prestige, prominence, quality, rank, rating, situation, state, station, superiority
Associated concepts: proof of status, status of purchaser, staaus of trustee
See also: aspect, caliber, case, character, class, condition, credit, degree, honor, phase, position, posture, precedence, prestige, quality, rating, recognition, reputation, situation, state, title

STATUS. The condition of persons. It also means estate, because it signifies the condition or circumstances in which the owner stands with regard to his property. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1689.

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Importantly, MediciNova has developed an intravenous formulation of MN-221 that may effectively bypass the constricted airways in status asthmaticus to deliver effective concentrations of the drug to the lungs.
In a strategic move last year, the Company decided to prioritize two of its most promising programs: MN-221 for the treatment of status asthmaticus and MN-166 for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
Xolair is not used to treat other allergic conditions, other forms of urticaria (hives), acute bronchospasm (serious and sudden breathing problems) or status asthmaticus (acute, severe prolonged asthma attack that can be life-threatening).
This effect can be seen within 1 to 4 hours after intravenous administration of glucocorticoids and is the rationale for administering a bolus of steroid in status asthmaticus as part of acute treatment.
The use of helium-oxygen mixtures in the support of patients with status asthmaticus and respiratory acidosis.