Pons

Science / Biology / Pons: The region that, with the medulla oblongata, makes up the hindbrain, which controls heart rate, constriction and dilation of blood vessels, respiration, and digestion.

Dose-Response Relationship

Health / Disease / Dose-Response Relationship: The relationship between the amount of exposure [dose] to a substance and the resulting changes in body function or health (response). MORE

Potentially Responsible Party (PRP)

Health / Disease / Potentially Responsible Party (PRP): A company, government, or person legally responsible for cleaning up the pollution at a hazardous waste site under Superfund. There may be more than one PRP for a particular site. MORE

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation And Liability Act Of 1980 (CERCLA)

Health / Disease / Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation And Liability Act Of 1980 (CERCLA): CERCLA, also known as Superfund, is the federal law that concerns the removal or cleanup of hazardous substances in the environment and at hazardous waste sites. ATSDR, which was created by CERCLA, is MORE

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation And Liability Act (CERCLA)

Business / Real Estate / Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation And Liability Act (CERCLA): A federal law administered by the Environmental Protection Agency that establishes a process for identifying parties responsible for creating hazardous waste sites, forcing liable parties to cleanup t MORE

Differential Response

Life Style / Adoption / Differential Response: An area of CPS reform that offers greater flexibility in responding to allegations of abuse and neglect. Also referred to as 'dual track' or 'multi-track' response, it permits CPS agencies to respond MORE

Response Time

Life Style / Adoption / Response Time: A determination made by CPS and law enforcement regarding the immediacy of the response needed to a report of child abuse or neglect. MORE

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