an experimental procedure in which neither the subjects of the experiment nor the persons administering the experiment know the critical aspects of the experiment; a double-blind procedure is used to guard against both experimenter bias and placebo effect
(obstetrics) inducing the childbirth process artificially by administering oxytocin or by puncturing the amniotic sac
the act of administering medication
administering vaccine only to people in close contact with an isolated infected patient; prevents the spread of a highly infectious disease by surrounding the patient with a ring of immunization
leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"
health care for the aged; a federally administered system of health insurance available to persons aged 65 and over
the way of administering a business
the act of administering or being in charge of something; "he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
organizing into or administering as a syndicate
antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme; also administered after uncompli
a poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family; used as an antispasmodic and to dilate the eye pupil; also administered in large amounts as an antidote for organophosphate nerve agents or organophosphate insecticides
an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
an electronic device that administers an electric shock of preset voltage to the heart through the chest wall in an attempt to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during ventricular fibrillation