(v. t.) To separate the constituent parts of; to resolve into original elements; to set free from previously existing forms of chemical combination; to bring to dissolution; to rot or decay.
(v. i.) To become resolved or returned from existing combinations; to undergo dissolution; to decay; to rot.
(1) Following mass disasters and individual deaths, dentists with special training and experience in forensic odontology are frequently called upon to assist in the identification of badly mutilated or decomposed bodies.
(2) Hydroperoxides from arachidonic acid can decompose via this mechanism to form leukotrienes of potential biological significance and can catalyze the epoxidation of proximal carcinogens to ultimate carcinogenic metabolites.
(3) The ester group in the N-acyloxymethyl derivatives was readily hydrolyzed by plasma enzymes to yield the N-hydroxymethyl amide, which subsequently decomposed to the parent amide.
(4) Twenty out of the fifty strains decomposed technical oils.
(5) Hydrogen peroxide is decomposed also by catalase (b).
(6) Under weakly basic conditions (pH 8.5), ptaquiloside decomposed into a conjugated dienone (considered to be the ultimate form), which was mutagenic in both strains.
(7) The compounds, characterized by 31P NMR, were shown to decompose to phosphate with a half-life of ca.
(8) Little is known about the microorganisms decomposing the different test substances.
(9) Results showed that: catechols which are substrates of tyrosinase decompose fully after 24 hr in medium; they are equally toxic for melanoma and non-melanoma cell lines; their toxicity increases when they are preincubated in medium for 24 hr and 48 hr before addition of cells; their toxicity is significantly reduced by addition of scavenger enzymes; on the contrary, phenols not substrates of tyrosinase are stable in medium and their toxicity is not reduced by scavenger enzymes.
(10) It decomposes to Yttrium 90 which has a half life of 62 hours.
(11) The use of FA and its derivative, hexamethylenetetramine (HMT), which gradually decomposes to FA under acidic conditions as antimicrobial agents in food, raises questions about their potential chronic oral toxicity.
(12) Using a piecewise linear approach, individual saccadic eye movements have been Fourier decomposed in an attempt to determine the effect of saccadic amplitude on frequency characteristics.
(13) These results demonstrate that the folate of E. coli DNA photolyase is a bona fide cofactor and does not decompose or dissociate during multiple turnovers of the enzyme.
(14) The inhibitor decomposed by a mechanism involving H(+) ions and thiocyanate, the kinetics varying according to whether the inhibitor was in its acidic or basic form.
(15) At elevated pH and temperature, chloral hydrate readily decomposed and chloroform and formic acid were detected as products.
(16) With the Redy system, in which urea is decomposed by the enzyme urease, only 5.5 liters of dialysate is used.
(17) The reaction goes to completion and the pigment is not decomposed by 0.03 M hydroxylamine.
(18) If a battery heats up beyond 80C you hit what is called thermal runaway, where the components start to decompose, and that’s when it can explode.” The specific cause of Samsung’s issues with exploding batteries is unknown, the company just cites “ a battery cell issue ”.
(19) While pure methyl 5-(2-chloroethylamino)-5-deoxy-2,3-O-isopropylidene-beta-D-ribofuranoside hydrochloride has no L-1210 leukemia activity, a decomposed sample was found to be very active.
(20) The entropy of activation of kcat for the human enzyme was further decomposed into partially compensating electrostatic(es) (delta S*es = +15.1 cal mol-1 K-1) and nonelectrostatic(nes) (delta S*nes = -19.1 cal mol-1 K-1) terms.
(v. t.) To make worse; to make inferior in quality or value; to impair; as, to deteriorate the mind.
(v. i.) To grow worse; to be impaired in quality; to degenerate.
(1) It is followed by rapid neurobehavioral deterioration in late infancy or early childhood, a developmental arrest, plateauing, and then either a course of retarded development or continued deterioration.
(2) Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are frequently accompanied by deteriorated renal functions and by pathological lesions in the glomeruli.
(3) A remarkable deterioration of prognosis with increasing age rises the question whether treatment with cytotoxic drugs should be tried in patients more than 60 years old.
(4) "There is … a risk that the political, trade, and gas frictions with Russia could lead to strong deterioration in economic relations between the two countries, with a significant drop in Ukraine's exports to and imports from Russia.
(5) This suggests that there was a deterioration of the vasoconstrictor response and indicated a possible effect of heat at the receptor or effector level.
(6) Four patients had previously been diverted and the other six were reconstructed because of intractable incontinence or deteriorating renal function.
(7) Finally, these cases support the existence of a therapeutic upper limit for desipramine plasma concentrations, above which clinical deterioration occurs.
(8) In view of the high mortality every clinical deterioration of patients with cirrhosis should alert the physician of the presence of SBP.
(9) The authors present a boy with a sudden onset a large intracranial hematoma causing rapid neurologic deterioration.
(10) The data suggest late hemodynamic deterioration after 48 hours of IABC.
(11) Aspartylglycosaminuria (AGU) is a hereditary metabolic disorder characterized by slowly progressive mental deterioration from infancy, urinary excretion of large amounts of aspartylglycosamine, and decreased activity of the lysosomal enzyme aspartylglcosamine amido hydrolase in various body tissues and fluids.
(12) The dilemma focuses on whether the obliteration or removal of the cystic areas will benefit or cause further deterioration of the patient's condition.
(13) Bacteriuria was not associated with deteriorating renal function determined by serial plasma creatinine estimations.
(14) The deteriorating situation would worsen if ministers pressed ahead with another controversial Lansley policy – that of abolishing the cap on the amount of income semi-independent foundation trust hospitals can make by treating private patients.
(15) During a postoperative follow-up period of 1 to 3 years, no further deterioration has been observed and magnetic resonance studies have demonstrated a space filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) around the lumbosacral cord.
(16) Use of sunglasses that block all ultraviolet radiation and severely attenuate high-energy visible radiation will slow the pace of ocular deterioration and delay the onset of age-related disease, thereby reducing its prevalence.
(17) Sechin warned the west earlier this week that expanding sanctions over Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region would only make the political situation deteriorate further, according to Reuters.
(18) Rates of clinical deterioration and frequencies of attacks were not significantly different between treated and control groups.
(19) In a follow-up of 17 HIV-positive subjects, nine presented deteriorated reflexes in the tests and higher IgG immune complex levels.
(20) However, these good results deteriorated on longer follow-up and were not expected to be permanent.