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Agent

A party appointed to act on behalf of a principal entity or person. In context of project financing, refers to the bank in charge of administering the project financing.

Agent

A person who acts on behalf of an organization or another person. Agents have a fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interests of the principal. Common examples of agents include brokers and attorneys. See also: Agency theory, Agency problem, Agency costs.

agent

An individual or organization that acts on behalf of and is subject to the control of another party. For example, in executing an order to buy or sell a security, a broker is acting as a customer's agent.

Agent.

An agent is a person who acts on behalf of another person or institution in a transaction. For example, when you direct your stockbroker to buy or sell shares in your account, he or she is acting as your agent in the trade.

Agents work for either a set fee or a commission based on the size of the transaction and the type of product, or sometimes a combination of fee and commission.

Depending on the work a particular agent does, he or she may need to be certified, licensed, or registered by industry bodies or government regulators. For instance, insurance agents must be licensed in the state where they do business, and stockbrokers must pass licensing exams and be registered with NASD.

In a real estate transaction, a real estate agent represents the seller. That person may also be called a real estate broker or a Realtor if he or she is a member of the National Association of Realtors. A buyer may be represented by a buyer's agent.

agent

a person or company employed by another person or company (called the PRINCIPAL) for the purpose of arranging CONTRACTS between the principal and third parties. An agent generally has authority to act within broad limits in conducting business on behalf of his or her principal and has a basic duty to carry out the tasks involved with due skill and diligence.

An agent or broker acts as an intermediary in bringing together buyers and sellers of a good or service, receiving a flat or sliding scale commission or fee related to the nature and comprehensiveness of the work undertaken and/or value of the transaction involved. Agents and agencies are encountered in one way or another in most economic activities and play an important role in the smooth functioning of the market mechanism. A stockbroker, for example, acts on behalf of clients wishing to buy and sell financial securities; an estate agent acts as an intermediary between buyers and sellers of houses, offices, etc.; while an insurance broker negotiates insurance cover on behalf of clients with an insurance company. A recruitment agency performs the services of advertising for, interviewing and selecting employees on behalf of a company. In addition to the role of agents as market intermediaries, organizational theorists have paid particular attention to the internal relationship between the employees (‘agents’) and owners (‘principals’) of a company See PRINCIPAL-AGENT THEORY.

agent

a person or company employed by another person or company (called the principal) for the purpose of arranging CONTRACTS between the principal and third parties. An agent thus acts as an intermediary in bringing together buyers and sellers of a good or service, receiving a flat or sliding-scale commission, brokerage or fee related to the nature and comprehensiveness of the work undertaken and/or value of the transaction involved. Agents and agencies are encountered in one way or another in most economic activities and play an important role in the smooth functioning of the market mechanism. See PRINCIPAL-AGENT THEORY for discussion of ownership and control issues as they affect the running of companies. See ESTATE AGENT, INSURANCE BROKER, STOCKBROKER, DIVORCE OF OWNERSHIP FROM CONTROL.

agent

One who acts on behalf of a principal in an agency relationship. See agency for an extended discussion.

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Surgical thrombectomy with local use of thrombolytic agents can be performed, but it is considered high risk (Ekseth et al.
In conclusion, our results demonstrate a marked PAI-1 increase 3 h after stop of thrombolytic therapy, which occurs independently of the thrombolytic agent used.
In the year 2000, treatment of stroke may involve a two-step process: administration of a thrombolytic agent to dissolve the clot and a neuroprotective agent to minimize neuronal susceptibility to ischemia.
With this successful collaboration, we look forward to moving this unique thrombolytic agent quickly into the clinic and toward commercialization.
9,10) It possesses many of the ideal properties for a thrombolytic agent (Table 1) and is compatible with most other advanced cardiac life support medications (except for dextrose).
9,16] Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is one such thrombolytic agent.
In STREAM, the bolus thrombolytic agent tenecteplase (Metalyse(R)) will be administered prehospitally to patients presenting early (within 3 hours) after symptom onset.
In patients older than 75, another good practice is to cut the dose of the thrombolytic agent by 25%.
Administration of the thrombolytic agent desmoteplase in select stroke patients appears to widen the treatment window from 3 to 9 hours after onset of symptoms, reported Werner Hacke, M.
THR-100 is a thrombolytic agent developed for treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI or heart attack) and other vascular diseases based on its ability to dissolve blood clots.
There is an unmet medical need for a proven thrombolytic agent to treat acute PAO which affects approximately 100,000 people in the United States each year.
5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a new diagnostic code to reimburse hospitals at a higher rate for acute ischemic stroke patients treated with a thrombolytic agent, or a clot-busting drug.