(v. i.) To ask a question; to seek for truth or information by putting queries.
(v. i.) To seek to learn anything by recourse to the proper means of knoledge; to make examination.
(v. t.) To ask about; to seek to know by asking; to make examination or inquiry respecting.
(v. t.) To call or name.
(1) During the interview process, nurse applicants frequently inquire about the availability of such a program and have been very favorably impressed when we have been able to offer them this approach to orientation.
(2) It was suggested that death registrations for those under 1 year of age could be improved if the health visitors would specifically inquire 1) about the health status of each newborn at every visit during the 1st year and 2) about the outcome of each pregnancy observed by the visitors.
(3) "Amazingly my mobile number was on it, so they were inquiring where they should deliver the parcel," they added.
(4) Therefore, even given the existence of concordant cases, without inquiring precisely into the quality or degree of anorexia nervosa, it is not possible to conclude that hereditary factors play a determining role in the etiology of anorexia nervosa.
(5) A total of 324 subjects, aged from 16 to 90, with 320 prostheses were inquired according to various indices.
(6) Had they bothered to inquire of a veteran from the ranks, they might have heard how exasperating it is to see the dainty long-range patriots of Labour thrashing it out with the staunch gutter jingoists of the Conservative party – and barely a non-commissioned vet among them.
(7) Before undergoing a polysomnographic examination, 123 patients filled in a questionnaire inquiring about fatigue and sleepiness while driving a vehicle as well as accidents during the past three years.
(8) Under improvement of technology of the cobalt-base-alloy "Gisadent KCM 83", the influence of different mould temperatures to the alloy surface was inquired with help of comparism.
(9) The purpose of this investigation was to simultaneously inquire into several aspects of verbal learning and memory function that have been reported or hypothesized to be compromised in individuals with CPS of left temporal lobe origin.
(10) Their condemnation of inquiring journalism is age old, almost ritualistic.
(11) Unstructured speech samples from 20 institutionalized and 20 noninstitutionalized retarded children were employed using the computerized General Inquirer System and the Harvard III Psychosociological Dictionary.
(12) One hundred and ten infants were followed up from birth to 1 year of age by alternate day home visits, to inquire about the type of food, and frequency of consuming it.
(13) Sixty percent of inquiring physicians were consultants to primary physicians.
(14) After the war, Auerbach notes mournfully, the standardisation of ideas, and greater and greater specialisation of knowledge gradually narrowed the opportunities for the kind of investigative and everlastingly inquiring kind of philological work that he had represented; and, alas, it's an even more depressing fact that since Auerbach's death in 1957 both the idea and practice of humanistic research have shrunk in scope as well as in centrality.
(15) The data are analyzed using INQUIRE, an original data retrieval system.
(16) The investigators ascertained the family history, inquired and examined patients, referred the patients' relatives for ECG and echocardiographic investigations.
(17) Tottenham inquired about taking the forward Kevin Mirallas from Everton but they were told he was not for sale.
(18) The high number of responses (356 for 1,353 questionnaires) indicates the credibility of the inquiring organizations and the extreme sensitivity of the medical profession to AIDS.
(19) Psychiater and anthropologist, the author tries to inquire into the secret of traditional practitioners.
(20) This paper summarizes a research study inquiring into the attitudes of qualified nursing staff and nursing auxiliaries towards stroke patients in general medical wards.
(v. t.) To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the body, with a probe.
(v. t.) Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine thoroughly.
(n.) An instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of for exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc.
(1) A series of human cDNA clones of various sizes and relative localizations to the mRNA molecule were isolated by using the human p53-H14 (2.35-kilobase) cDNA probe which we previously cloned.
(2) Theophylline kinetics, as an in vivo probe for the potentially toxic cytochrome P-450I pathway of drug metabolism, were studied in 11 healthy volunteers and 11 patients with calcific chronic pancreatitis at Madras, South India.
(3) Five probes of high specificity to individual chromosomes (chromosomes 3, 11, 17, 18 and X) were hybridized in situ to metaphase chromosomes of different individuals.
(4) In order to determine the extent of this similarity, I have developed a panel of probes for many of the Pacl restriction fragments and have shown that most of the Pacl and Notl fragments found in MBa are also present in MBb.
(5) The haplotype of the recombinant X chromosome of each of 241 backcross progeny has been established using the X-linked anchor loci Otc, Hprt, Dmd, Pgk-1, and Amg and the additional probes DXSmh43 and Cbx-rs1.
(6) Periodontal disease activity is defined clinically by progressive loss of probing attachment and radiographically by progressive loss of alveolar bone.
(7) The mean histamine level in the first 10-min sample following probe insertion was 39.4 nM.
(8) Five of them had a fast-moving Eco RI fragment 5.6 kb long that hybridized with zeta-specific probe but not with alpha-specific probe.
(9) We studied the haemodynamic (ultrasound Doppler flow probes) effects of synthetic atriopeptin II at natriuretic doses in conscious rats.
(10) DNA from 9% (47 of 529) of the E. coli colonies tested hybridized with the ST probe, whereas only 5% (28 of 529) produced ST as measured by the suckling mouse bioassay.
(11) Likewise, they had little or no effects on the fluorescence anisotropy of TMA-DPH, which is also thought to be located in the interfacial region of the lipid bilayer, either when the probe was located in the outer layer of the plasma membrane or when the probe was located in the inner membrane compartment.
(12) Sequence specific binding of protein extracts from 13 different yeast species to three oligonucleotide probes and two points mutants derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae DNA binding proteins were tested using mobility shift assays.
(13) The probe has been used for the identification of new Legionella-like strains isolated from the environment.
(14) Therefore, we conclude this is a bovine DR beta-like pseudogene, BoDR beta I. Exon-containing regions have been used as probes in Southern blot analyses of bovine genomic DNA digested with EcoRI.
(15) The adherence of 51Cr-labeled platelets to rabbit aortae everted on probes rotated in platelet-red cell suspensions has been measured.
(16) A 2.7-kilobase DNA fragment carrying the entire exotoxin A (ETA) structural gene was divided into three nonoverlapping probes.
(17) The indication of the DNA probe method would be considered in the four cases as follows, 1. necessity of the special equipment to isolate the pathogen, 2. necessity of the long period to isolate the pathogen, 3. existence of the cross reaction among the pathogen and relative organisms in the immunological procedure, 4. existence of the difficulty to identify the species of the pathogen by the ordinary procedure.
(18) Slight cross-reactivity was apparent when crude preparations of cellular or culture filtrate antigens, used in this laboratory to detect antibodies to Candida albicans, Coccidioides immitis and Cryptococcus neoformans, were probed with hyperimmune rabbit antisera to A. fumigatus.
(19) The results, together with the known geometry of the enzyme, indicate that active site probes in the dodecamer are widely separated and that energy transfer occurs from a single donor to two or three acceptors on adjacent subunits.
(20) The availability of locus-specific probes should significantly expand the role of minisatellite markers in population biology.