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sur·veil·lance

 (sər-vā′ləns)
n.
1. Close observation of a person or group, especially one under suspicion.
2. The act of observing or the condition of being observed.

surveillance

(sɜːˈveɪləns)
n
(Law) close observation or supervision maintained over a person, group, etc, esp one in custody or under suspicion
[C19: from French, from surveiller to watch over, from sur-1 + veiller to keep watch (from Latin vigilāre; see vigil)]
surˈveillant adj, n

sur•veil•lance

(sərˈveɪ ləns, -ˈveɪl yəns)

n.
1. a watch kept over someone or something, esp. over a suspect, prisoner, etc.: under police surveillance.
2. supervision or superintendence.
[1790–1800; < French, =surveill(er) to watch over (sur- sur-1 + veiller < Latin vigilāre to watch]

surveillance

The systematic observation of aerospace, surface, or subsurface areas, places, persons, or things, by visual, aural, electronic, photographic, or other means. See also air surveillance; satellite and missile surveillance; sea surveillance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surveillance - close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)surveillance - close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
police investigation, police work - the investigation of criminal activities
electronic surveillance - surveillance by electronic means (e.g. television)
vigil, watch - a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
stakeout - surveillance of some place or some person by the police (as in anticipation of a crime)
surveillance of disease - the ongoing systematic collection and analysis of data about an infectious disease that can lead to action being taken to control or prevent the disease

surveillance

noun observation, watch, scrutiny, supervision, control, care, direction, inspection, vigilance, superintendence He was arrested after being kept under constant surveillance.
Quotations
"Big Brother is watching you" [George Orwell 1984]

surveillance

noun
The act of carefully watching:
Idiom: watch and ward.
Translations

surveillance

[sɜːˈveɪləns] N to be under surveillanceestar vigilado, estar bajo vigilancia
to keep sb under surveillancevigilar a algn, tener vigilado a algn

surveillance

[sərˈveɪləns]
nsurveillance f
to be under surveillance → être sous surveillance
to put sb under surveillance → mettre qn sous surveillance
modif [aircraft, flight, camera, equipment, operation, team] → de surveillance

surveillance

nÜberwachung f, → Observation f (form); to be under surveillanceüberwacht or observiert (form)werden; to keep somebody under surveillancejdn überwachen or observieren (form)

surveillance

[sɜːˈveɪləns] nsorveglianza
under surveillance → sotto sorveglianza

sur·veil·lance

n. vigilancia.

surveillance

n vigilancia
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On the basis of two reports--a postmarketing surveillance study of Norplant (Contraception 2001;63:187-209) and an international, multicenter, case-control study conducted by the WHO (Contraception 1998;57:315-24)--they conclude that there is "limited evidence" that progestin-only methods and combined injectable contraceptives do not increase the risk of VTE.
But there is no clinical evidence, including extensive postmarketing surveillance, that concomitant use of OCs "augments or lessens the efficacy of fluoxetine," she added.
Capture and analysis of heretofore unavailable data will provide outcomes data that will allow constant postmarketing surveillance, not just by the pharmaceuticals but also by insurers, caregivers, and the public.
The postmarketing surveillance study was conducted to determine whether CH-Alpha(TM), a nutritional supplement containing collagen hydrolysate, could ease restricted mobility and pain in athletes' knees or hips when walking or climbing stairs, or pain in the shoulder when lifting and manipulating objects above the head.
The company is also planning a postmarketing surveillance study for adverse events and a pregnancy registry.
A return to slower drug approval times looks set for the future, together with more stringent postmarketing surveillance and rapid, effective response to safety concerns.
Although this small study is encouraging, given the prevalence of reproductive-age women on these agents, it would be ideal if the industry performed postmarketing surveillance studies that would rapidly provide the amount of cases we need to reliably estimate reproductive risks.
The laboratory initiates and supports efforts that develop new scientific methods and regulatory testing for radiological devices and services, and provides scientific and laboratory support for their review, postmarketing surveillance, compliance, and other FDA actions.
The meta-analysis summarized worldwide clinical trial and postmarketing surveillance data collected during a six-year period, from January 1,1997 to March 2003, in the 100 countries where DETROL LA is approved for use.
There have been no documented reports of viral or infectious disease transmission to patients receiving Prolastin(R) in over 16 years of use, either in clinical studies or during postmarketing surveillance.
ECRI expects that any pharmaceutical treatment showing adequate safety and effectiveness for treating obesity will move relatively quickly through the marketing approval process but will require extensive postmarketing surveillance studies because of the adverse effects of previous weight-loss drugs.
In a postmarketing surveillance study that included 2,295 subjects, 94 complained of side effects that were primarily gastrointestinal, cutaneous, or CNS-related (Fitoterapia 67:3-29, 1996).