(v. i.) To bend, or lean downward; to take a downward direction; to bend over or hang down, as from weakness, weariness, despondency, etc.; to condescend.
(v. i.) To tend or draw towards a close, decay, or extinction; to tend to a less perfect state; to become diminished or impaired; to fail; to sink; to diminish; to lessen; as, the day declines; virtue declines; religion declines; business declines.
(v. i.) To turn or bend aside; to deviate; to stray; to withdraw; as, a line that declines from straightness; conduct that declines from sound morals.
(v. i.) To turn away; to shun; to refuse; -- the opposite of accept or consent; as, he declined, upon principle.
(v. t.) To bend downward; to bring down; to depress; to cause to bend, or fall.
(v. t.) To cause to decrease or diminish.
(v. t.) To put or turn aside; to turn off or away from; to refuse to undertake or comply with; reject; to shun; to avoid; as, to decline an offer; to decline a contest; he declined any participation with them.
(v. t.) To inflect, or rehearse in order the changes of grammatical form of; as, to decline a noun or an adjective.
(v. t.) To run through from first to last; to repeat like a schoolboy declining a noun.
(v. i.) A falling off; a tendency to a worse state; diminution or decay; deterioration; also, the period when a thing is tending toward extinction or a less perfect state; as, the decline of life; the decline of strength; the decline of virtue and religion.
(v. i.) That period of a disorder or paroxysm when the symptoms begin to abate in violence; as, the decline of a fever.
(v. i.) A gradual sinking and wasting away of the physical faculties; any wasting disease, esp. pulmonary consumption; as, to die of a decline.
(1) Direct fetal digitalization led to a reduction in umbilical artery resistance, a decline in the abdominal circumference from 20.3 to 17.8 cm, and resolution of the ascites within 72 h. Despite this dramatic response to therapy, fetal death occurred on day 5 of treatment.
(2) This trend appeared to reverse itself in the low dose animals after 3 hr, whereas in the high dose group, cardiac output continued to decline.
(3) Our results suggest that the peripheral sensitivity to hypoxia declined more than that to CO2, implying a peripheral chemoreceptor origin for hypoxic ventilatory decline.
(4) By 24 hr, rough endoplasmic reticulum in thecal cells increased from 4.2 to 7% of cell volume, while the amount in granulosa cells increased from less than 3.5% to more than 10%; the quantity remained relatively constant in the theca but declined to prestimulation values in the granulosa layer.
(5) Here we show that this induction of AP-2 mRNA is at the level of transcription and is transient, reaching a peak 48-72 hr after the addition of RA and declining thereafter, even in the continuous presence of RA.
(6) We studied the hemodynamic changes caused by bronchoscopy under LA in mechanically ventilated patients and the effect of LA on the endoscopic decline in arterial pO2.
(7) Comparison of developmental series of D. merriami and T. bottae revealed that the decline of the artery in the latter species is preceded by a greater degree of arterial coarctation, or narrowing, as it passes though the developing stapes.
(8) Foetal serum TSH concentration declined significantly between 20 and 21 days of gestation, reached a low level at delivery, and remained low for several days after birth.
(9) The decline in the frequency of serious complications was primarily due to a decrease in the proportion of patients with open fractures treated with plate osteosynthesis from nearly 50% to 19%.
(10) Both gp175 and gp250 showed the greatest increase in fucosylation at 10(-5) M, which was also the dose at which RA induced laminin maximally, while the fucosylation of gp400 was greatest at 10(-8) M RA and declined at higher concentrations.
(11) Lambing rates approach 1.5 lambs per ewe per year, but a death rate of 23 per cent and an offtake of 27 per cent, means that flock numbers are probably slightly declining.
(12) In the absence of haemodialysis, the decline in plasma concentrations of lisinopril and enalaprilat was extremely slow and plasma concentrations were generally high.
(13) Steroid-treated steers showed a slight decline in synthesis which was significant (P less than 0.05) at week +5 post-implant while amino acid oxidation was significantly lower at weeks +2 (P less than 0.01) and +5 (P less than 0.05) compared with control animals.
(14) Following thawing, the initial motility index (MI) scores of mf cryopreserved by either method were not significantly different from untreated controls; however, over a period of 15 days in culture the MI scores of both cryopreserved groups showed a small but significant overall decline, with the methanol technique producing the lowest scores.
(15) The last stems from trends such as declining birth rate, an increasingly mobile society, diminished importance of the nuclear family, and the diminishing attractiveness of professions involved with providing maintenance care.
(16) Both strong-stop DNAs are made early during in vitro reactions and decline in concentration later, consistent with postulated roles as initiators of long minus- and plus-strand DNA.
(17) Further, four of five patients long after PTRA remained normotensive, and in all patients plasma renin levels declined.
(18) Initial exposure of cells to low concentrations of either H2O2 or xanthine oxidase resulted in a transient increase in membrane potential relative to control cells (P less than 0.001), followed by an exponential decline in potential (P less than 0.001).
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(20) However, cAMP also has posttranscriptional effects on the enzyme's synthesis, as evidenced by the 4- to 5-fold enhanced decline seen when cultured hepatoma cells are exposed to cAMP and transcription is inhibited.
(n.) The act of descending, or passing downward; change of place from higher to lower.
(n.) Incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from sea; -- often followed by upon or on; as, to make a descent upon the enemy.
(n.) Progress downward, as in station, virtue, as in station, virtue, and the like, from a higher to a lower state, from a higher to a lower state, from the more to the less important, from the better to the worse, etc.
(n.) Derivation, as from an ancestor; procedure by generation; lineage; birth; extraction.
(n.) Transmission of an estate by inheritance, usually, but not necessarily, in the descending line; title to inherit an estate by reason of consanguinity.
(n.) Inclination downward; a descending way; inclined or sloping surface; declivity; slope; as, a steep descent.
(n.) That which is descended; descendants; issue.
(n.) A step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a generation.
(n.) Lowest place; extreme downward place.
(n.) A passing from a higher to a lower tone.
(1) These results suggest that the pelvic floor is affected by progressive denervation but descent during straining tends to decrease with advancing age.
(2) Blood samples were collected from an antecubital vein at sea level (S1), in a base camp at 1515 m prior to the summit ascent (S2), on the summit at 3285 m after 6.5 hours of climbing (S3), at base camp immediately after the descent (S4), and at sea level following a trail descent from the base camp (S5).
(3) A vaginal repair was not detectable radiologically and it did not correct a posterior descent.
(4) From the decreased alignment at the N-terminus and the presence of additional residues compared with bacterial phosphorylases, we conclude that the regulatory sequences that also carry the phosphorylation site in the muscle enzyme were joined to a presumed ancestral precursor gene by gene fusion after separation of the eukaryotic and prokaryotic lines of descent.
(5) It was determined that in the doses used, 4-MAPC failed to prevent testicular descent.
(6) With grievous amazement, never self-pitying but sometimes bordering on a sort of numbed wonderment, Levi records the day-to-day personal and social history of the camp, noting not only the fine gradations of his own descent, but the capacity of some prisoners to cut a deal and strike a bargain, while others, destined by their age or character for the gas ovens, follow "the slope down to the bottom, like streams that run down to the sea".
(7) The patients ranged in age from 15 to 69 years (mean, 37) and were predominantly male (14 patients) and white (only 1 was of oriental descent).
(8) Fifty-six (92%) of patients dying from pulmonary embolism were of African descent while 5 (8%) were of East Indian descent.
(9) It seems to adequately provide the additional needed lift when nipple descent has been no more than 1.5 to 2 cm below the inframammary crease.
(10) Using chi 2 analysis, we found that failure of external version was significantly associated with obesity, descent of the breech into the pelvis, decreased fluid, and fetal back positioned posteriorly.
(11) The open-sea dives were carried out with an average speed of descent of 3.95 feet per second and an average rate of ascent of 3.50 feet per second.
(12) Mortality levels of 100% for Culex quinquefasciatus and Musca domestica test insects were recorded under normal operating conditions during routine scheduled passenger flights with disinsection procedures undertaken at "blocks-away" or at "top-of-descent".
(13) Irwin said both Mohamed and CF were British citizens of Somali descent who had travelled to Somaliland – CF in 2009 and Mohamed in 2007.
(14) Through this technique, testicular descent can be observed in about 50% of male fetuses examined at weeks 28-30.
(15) Descent of a prosthesis below the desired inframammary crease is an infrequent but disturbing complication of augmentation mammaplasty, which may occur for a number of reasons.
(16) The percentage of women with the descent of uterus and vagina, uterus displacement and effort urine incontinence was found to increase with age, length of employment and number of deliveries, particularly high percentage being the one relating to women lifting, just once, heavy objects.
(17) Since the anterior colporrhaphy according to Stoeckel or Kelly is not capable of curing severe forms of stress incontinence with rotational descent of the urethra, our results show that an additional retropubic urethropoly is desirable and justified in these cases.
(18) The amyloid fibril protein seen in patients of Portuguese, Japanese, and Swedish descent in the U.S. mainly consists of a variant form of transthyretin (also called prealbumin) with the substitution of methionine for valine at position 30.
(19) This raises the possibility of two lines of descent from a common ancestor.
(20) The precise identities of the alleles are irrelevant to the linkage analysis so long as identity-by-descent and linkage-phase information are preserved.