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if warranted

English translation: if it is considered to be necessary

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English term or phrase:if warranted
English translation:if it is considered to be necessary
Entered by: Maksym Nevzorov
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22:36 Dec 6, 2010
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Medical - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / scientific
English term or phrase: if warranted
I failed to find a specific explanation for this expression in any dictionary available to me. Is there a stable meaning for "if warranted"?

Please explain the meaning of these two words in the following sample contexts (especially the second one):

(1)
Many guidelines now suggest deferring the start of antibiotics for one to three days[6] avoiding the need for antibiotics for two out of three children[7] without adverse effect on longterm outcomes for those whose treatment is deferred.[8] First line antibiotic treatment, if warranted, is amoxicillin.

(2)
Pharmacokinetics parameters, clearance, and possibly volume if warranted, of [substance] and its metabolites will be determined using specific statistical modeling.

(3)
Our qualified asbestos consultants also render an opinion as to the appropriate course of action and provide cost estimates for remediation, if warranted.
Maksym Nevzorov
Ukraine
Local time: 00:51
if it is considered to be necessary
Explanation:
is all it means.
Selected response from:

Mark Nathan
France
Local time: 23:51
Grading comment
Thanks again.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +10if it is considered to be necessary
Mark Nathan


  

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +10
if it is considered to be necessary


Explanation:
is all it means.

Mark Nathan
France
Local time: 23:51
Meets criteria
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 28
Grading comment
Thanks again.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you very much.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Noni Gilbert: Yup
2 mins

agree  marybro
16 mins

agree  Jack Doughty
34 mins

agree  Veronika McLaren
49 mins

agree  Jive
1 hr

agree  David Hollywood: just with ... if considered necessary ... or deemed
4 hrs

agree  Amel Abdullah
12 hrs

agree  Joyce A
12 hrs

agree  Sarah Bessioud
13 hrs

agree  jccantrell
16 hrs
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