(a.) Small in size or extent; not big; diminutive; -- opposed to big or large; as, a little body; a little animal; a little piece of ground; a little hill; a little distance; a little child.
(a.) Short in duration; brief; as, a little sleep.
(a.) Small in quantity or amount; not much; as, a little food; a little air or water.
(a.) Small in dignity, power, or importance; not great; insignificant; contemptible.
(a.) Small in force or efficiency; not strong; weak; slight; inconsiderable; as, little attention or exertion;little effort; little care or diligence.
(a.) Small in extent of views or sympathies; narrow; shallow; contracted; mean; illiberal; ungenerous.
(n.) That which is little; a small quantity, amount, space, or the like.
(n.) A small degree or scale; miniature.
(adv.) In a small quantity or degree; not much; slightly; somewhat; -- often with a preceding it.
(1) Prior to oral feeding, little or no ELA was detected in stools and endotoxinemia was ascertained in only six of 45 infants (13%).
(2) 8.43am BST A little more from that Field interview on Today.
(3) The omission of Crossrail 2 from the Conservative manifesto , in which other infrastructure projects were listed, was the clearest sign yet that there is little appetite in a Theresa May government for another London-based scheme.
(4) Not only do they give employers no reason to turn them into proper jobs, but mini-jobs offer workers little incentive to work more because then they would have to pay tax.
(5) Some commentators have described his ship, now facing more delays after a decade in development, as little more than a Heath Robinson machine.
(6) Marked enhancement of IFN-gamma production by T cells was seen in the presence of as little as 0.3% thymic DC.
(7) The origin of the aorta and pulmonary artery from the right ventricle is a complicated and little studied congenital cardiac malformation.
(8) Today’s figures tell us little about the timing of the first increase in interest rates, which will depend on bigger picture news on domestic growth, pay trends and perceived downside risks in the global economy,” he said.
(9) It is a place that occupies two thirds of our planet but very little is known of vast swaths of it.
(10) The authors conclude that H. pylori alone causes little or no effect on an intact gastric mucosa in the rat, that either intact organisms or bacteria-free filtrates cause similar prolongation and delayed healing of pre-existing ulcers with active chronic inflammation, and that the presence of predisposing factors leading to disruption of gastric mucosal integrity may be required for the H. pylori enhancement of inflammation and tissue damage in the stomach.
(11) Furthermore, little DNA relatedness was found between the type strain and a strain of C. natalensis.
(12) Displacement of a colinear line over the same range without an offset evoked little, if any, response.
(13) Little is so far known of the origin of this syndrome.
(14) Known as the Little House in the Garden, this temporary structure lasted over 50 years.
(15) Little difference exists between the proportion of programs that offer training in first-trimester techniques and the proportion that train in second-trimester techniques.
(16) A study of the time-course of the response during aortic stenosis of 30 min duration showed early release of renin from the innervated kidney at a time (5 min) when little release occurred from the denervated one.
(17) She loved us and we loved her.” “We would have loved to have had a little grandchild from her,” she says sadly.
(18) 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.
(19) Stimulation with these electrodes were effective for inducing voiding with little residual volume after the recovery of bladder reflexes, 3 weeks after experimental spinal cord injury in the dog.
(20) Technical manipulations to improve resolution were time consuming and added little to the accuracy of the test.
(n.) A little cloud; a cloud.
(a.) Alt. of Nebuly
(1) Pentamidine aerosol was administered with an MA2 jet nebulizer.
(2) The sensitivity and specificity of three methods of provocation, ie, histamine, nebulized water, and exercise, were compared in 20 asthmatic and 20 control children between ages 5 and 13 years.
(3) To test the hypothesis that nebulized magnesium sulfate reverses methacholine-induced bronchospasm in asthmatic patients.
(4) Ten patients had no abnormality associated with isoproterenol hydrochloride or placebo nebulizations.
(5) It was concluded that administration of nebulized terbutaline, at a dose of 5 mg, was both safe and effective in treating acute asthma, and may be used as the first line measure in treating acute asthma in children.
(6) The sensitivity and specificity of cold air, ultrasonically nebulized distilled water mist (USM), and standard methacholine (MCH) challenges were studied in 21 children with asthma (mean age 11.5 years) and 12 normal children (mean age 14.2 years).
(7) The airway responses to histamine, exercise and ultrasonically nebulized hypertonic saline have been compared in ten asthmatic patients.
(8) Finally, the removal of the preservatives EDTA and benzylchonium chloride from Atrovent nebulizer solution has removed the risk of paradoxical bronchoconstriction occurring.
(9) The antibacterial potential of copper mesh in heated nebulizers was evaluated by simulating clnical usage in the laboratory and comparing the relationship between the copper levels achieved in nebulizer water and the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa organisms.
(10) Two radiopharmaceuticals, 99mTc-DTPA (D) and 99mTc-rhenium sulfur (R), were evaluated with a nebulizer delivering submicronic particles.
(11) No significant differences were found between the two solutions at any time after nebulization in minimum and maximum changes from baseline value or in the areas under the lung function time curves.
(12) The acute effect on lung function of nebulized salbutamol and saline (placebo) has been investigated in preterm infants at follow-up.
(13) Each subject was challenged through a nasal mask connected to nebulizer filled with house dust.
(14) A solution of hypertonic (7 percent) saline was nebulized.
(15) In our patients with uncomplicated chronic obstructive lung disease, nebulization of adrenergic bronchodilators seemed an infrequent cause of cardiac arrhythmias.
(16) We studied the frequency of malfunction, variability in rate of nebulization, and effect of this variability on aerosol particle size of eight disposable jet nebulizer models produced by six manufacturers.
(17) For DVT prophylaxis following abdominal surgery a single application of nebulized heparin and long acting anabolic steroid is as effective as conventional low-dose subcutaneous heparin administration, but gives less haemorrhagic complications.
(18) Twenty-eight patients with allergic perennial rhinitis treated for 2 years with parenteral semidepot immunotherapy were divided into two groups of 14 patients: group A receiving conventional aerosol nebulization (TNE), and group B, which received TNAI using a type F aerosol electrocompressor.
(19) Therefore, the inferior response to albuterol administered by ultrasonic nebulizer was at least in part due to the superimposed broncho-constriction occurring with ultrasonically administered saline solution.
(20) One-hundred nebulizer trials were performed in 98 adult patients with chronic airflow limitation who had remained symptomatic despite regular use of bronchodilators by metered dose or dry powder inhalation.