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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The analysis showed that pregnant patients with asthma were less likely to be given carboprost than labetalol, although the actual risk of status asthmaticus was higher when patients with asthma received labetalol than when they received carboprost.
"MN-221 represents a potential paradigm-changing treatment for status asthmaticus," said Yuichi Iwaki, M.D., Ph.D., executive chairman and CEO of MediciNova, Inc.
At the same time, total hospital admissions for status asthmaticus declined from 4,170 in 1992 to 2,361 in 2001, a decline of 43%.
Acute severe asthma, formerly known as status asthmaticus, is defined as severe asthma unresponsive to repeated courses of [[beta].sub.2] agonist therapy.
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.
Approximately 4% of pregnancies are complicated by asthma, and status asthmaticus complicates 0.2% of pregnancies.
Approximately 4% of pregnandes are complicated by asthma, and status asthmaticus complicates 0.2% of pregnancies.
She has been to the ED multiple times for status asthmaticus and has been hospitalized two times the past year.
A study of the clinical course and arterial blood gas tension of patients in status asthmaticus. Q J Med 1980; 37:541-61.
Xolair is not used to treat other allergic conditions, other forms of urticaria, acute bronchospasm or status asthmaticus.
ACUTE SEVERE ASTHMA: DEFINITION: Originally, the term "Status asthmaticus" was used to describe a severe attack of asthma, which has continued for more than 24 hrs.