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To bring, carry, or send back; to restore, redeliver, or replace in the custody of someone. Merchandise brought back to a seller for credit or a refund. The profit made on a sale; the income from an investment. A schedule of information required by some governmental agencies, such as the tax return that must be submitted to the Internal Revenue Service.

The official report made by a court, body of magistrates, or other official board charged with counting votes cast in an election. The redelivery of a writ, notice, or other form of legal process to the court after its proper service on the defendant or after it cannot be served.

For example, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure require a plaintiff to begin an action in federal court by preparing a complaint and giving it to the court. Then the clerk of the court issues a summons and delivers the summons and complaint to a U.S. marshal or a deputy, unless the court designates someone else. That person must take the papers, called legal process, and serve them on the named defendant. The process server must promptly report back to the court the circumstances of the service or the failure to serve the papers.

This report with the process server's signature on it is called the return of service. It recites facts to demonstrate that the defendant has actually been given notice that she is required to appear in court. The failure to make a proper return does not make the service invalid or defeat its effectiveness for starting the lawsuit, but it can be grounds for disciplining the process server. The return is important to the court because it is proof that service was properly made on the correct person and that the action has been legally commenced.


Service of Process.


(Go back), verb backslide, come again, come back, double back, reappear, rebound, recidivate, redire, reenter, reestablish, relapse, resume, retrace one's steps, retreat, retrograde, reverse direction, revert, reverti, revisit


(Refund), verb compensate, give back, make compensation, make good, make reparation, make restitution, pay back, reddere, reimburse, repay, satisfy, settle


(Respond), verb acknowledge, answer, answer back, counter, countercharge, exchange, field questions, give an answer, interchange, make a rebuttal, make a reeoinder, make acknowledgment, react, rebut, reciprocate, recriminate, rejoin, reply, respondere, retaliate, retort, say in reply, surrebut, surrejoin
See also: annuity, answer, bear, benefit, betterment, canvass, commission, compensate, compensation, consideration, continuation, continue, contribute, contribution, discharge, dividend, escheat, fee, indemnification, indemnify, indemnity, output, pay, payment, perquisite, poll, proceed, profit, quit, reaction, rebate, reciprocate, reciprocity, recommit, recompense, reconversion, recoup, recovery, recrudescence, recur, redemption, refund, regress, rehabilitation, reimburse, reinstate, relapse, remand, remunerate, remuneration, rendition, renewal, rent, reparation, repay, repeat, reply, reprisal, requital, response, restitution, resumption, retaliate, retort, retribution, revenue, reversion, revert, revival, reward, salvage, satisfaction, surrender, trover, yield

RETURN, contracts, remedies. Persons who are beyond the sea are exempted from the operation of the statute of limitations of Pennsylvania, and of other states, till after a certain time has elapsed after their returning. As to what shall be considered a return, see 14 Mass. 203; 1 Gall. 342; 3 Johns. 263; 3 Wils. 145; 2 Bl. Rep. 723; 3 Littell's Rep. 48; 1 Harr. & Johns. 89, 350; 17 Mass. 180.

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Basic measures include improving venous return (head positioning), sedation, optimising ventilation (avoiding hypoxia, hypo- and hypercapnia and airway obstruction), achieving a euvolaemic state, normotension and normothermia, while avoiding fever, pain, seizures (clinical and subclinical) and anaemia.
On echocardiography, partial anomalous pulmonary venous return draining into the vena cava inferior and ASD (secundum type) were found.
Furthermore the diaphragm will be displaced into the thoracic cavity, resulting in respiratory difficulty and compromised venous return.
Again, the purpose of this and the foot movement is to aid venous return and prevent deep vein thrombosis.
In the presence of right ventricular failure, the right ventricle cannot accommodate the systemic venous return, and blood backs up in the systemic venous system, causing systemic vascular pressures to rise.
Making sure one does not sit still for a long time, avoiding tight clothes around the thigh that disrupts venous return, staying well hydrated, and using tight compression stockings that prevent blood from pooling in the lower extremities are some of the precautionary measures that are advisable while traveling to and from a marathon.
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A change in posture from lying to standing will cause a sudden decrease in venous return and fall in cardiac output.
Blood pressure cuffs or elastic bands are applied to a muscle, such as the biceps femoris, to occlude the blood vessels and decrease venous return.
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a common condition of decreased venous return resulting from dysfunctional valves.
While this clearly impacts the active muscle(s), this vascular occlusion and BFR would certainly impact venous return and the cardiovascular response to exercise.
During therapy intermittent and rapid inflation of the CalfPads initiates high velocity and turbulent venous return in the lower limbs.