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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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Antiarrhythmic agents have been studied in patients with heart failure because these persons have a high incidence of sudden death, presumably from ventricular arrhythmias.
The therapeutic regimens were generally comparable for any given antiarrhythmic agent for both conversion of AF and MSR.
Today a company seeking to develop a new antiarrhythmic agent has to lay out $500-$700 million before learning whether or not the drug is a bust: That's not reasonable.
Amiodarone is the most effective antiarrhythmic agent available today.
The venerable class I antiarrhythmic agent has been in strong disfavor since the early 1990s, when a metaanalysis concluded its proarrhythmic effects resulted in increased mortality in treated patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).
Although the antiarrhythmic agent is often used in this way, the supporting evidence base for this practice has been sketchy, consisting of small studies using varied dosing regimens.
There are several reasons why I consider percutaneous pulmonary vein isolation to be the treatment of choice in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who fail to maintain normal sinus rhythm on the first antiarrhythmic agent prescribed.
This popular antiarrhythmic agent can increase INRs within the first few days of therapy by interfering with warfarin metabolism.
Some possible triggers for lone afib include overactive thyroid, binge drinking, caffeine, allergies or medications designed to prevent unhealthy rhythms, known as antiarrhythmic agents.
Amiodarone and [beta]-blockers are the most effective antiarrhythmic agents.
It explains technical aspects and general concepts of electrophysiologic investigation, sinus node function, atrioventricular conduction, intraventricular conduction disturbances, miscellaneous phenomena related to atrioventricular conduction, ectopic rhythms and premature depolarizations, supraventricular tachycardias, atrial flutter and fibrillation, preexcitation syndromes, recurrent ventricular tachycardia, the evaluation of antiarrhythmic agents, and catheter and surgical ablation in the therapy of arrhythmias.
Although antiarrhythmic agents are still mentioned in the guidelines, treatment of the precipitating or reversible causes of AF are first recommended.