(n.) A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes).
(n.) An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement.
(n.) A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression.
(n.) A support for a fishing line; a fish pole.
(n.) A member used in tension, as for sustaining a suspended weight, or in tension and compression, as for transmitting reciprocating motion, etc.; a connecting bar.
(n.) An instrument for measuring.
(n.) A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; -- called also perch, and pole.
(1) The NORPLANT-2 rod system on the other hand consists of only 2 rods.
(2) Since resistance is mainly mediated by R plasmids, we undertook to investigate the characteristics of R plasmid-determined beta-lactamase in 6 Gram-negative rods.
(3) Electroretinographic (ERG), morphometric and biochemical studies on retinas from monkeys or rats reveal that moderate level developmental lead (Pb) exposure produces long-term selective rod deficits and degeneration.
(4) Electron microscopy revealed the presence of a hitherto unreported peculiar "pilovacuolar" inclusion in numerous mitochondria, composed of an electron dense pile or rod within a vacuole, while globular or crystalline inclusions were absent.
(5) Changes in protein phosphorylation induced by phagocytic challenge were identified in cultured rat retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) following exposure to isolated rat rod outer segments (ROS) or to polystyrene latex microspheres (PSL).
(6) Thirty-six investigations were made using a number of lithium fluoride micro-rods for each investigation.
(7) After intravenous or dorsal lymph sac injections of 3H-22:6, most of the retinal label was seen in rod photoreceptor cells.
(8) The antigenic determinant defined by 5E9 was also shown to be present in a 87000 molecular weight polypeptide located in the proximal part of the flagellum of Crithidia oncopelti in which a paraflagellar rod is not detectable at the ultrastructural level.
(9) Chloride caused a significant concentration-dependent shortening of myosin rods due to destabilization of the alpha-helical double coiled rod structure.
(10) Rod adaptation was abnormal in both families, but the time course of adaptation differed between patients with the two mutations.
(11) Electron microscopy shows that at neutral pH, CEA particles consist of homogeneous, morphologically distinctive, twisted rod-shaped particles, about 9 X 40 nm.
(12) RCA-1, which is specific for D-galactose, showed patchy fluorescence on the basal and distal portions of the outer segments of the cones and rods, whereas neuraminidase-treated sections had uniform fluorescence throughout the tissues.
(13) All are satisfied by [Formula: see text], where N is the size of rod signal, constant for threshold; theta, theta(D) are steady backgrounds of light and receptor noise; varphi is the threshold flash with sigma a constant of about 2.5 log td sec; B the fraction of pigment in the bleached state.
(14) The territory’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying, has become a lightning rod for the protesters’ anger .
(15) Beyond intraoperative recognition and removal of the rods, effective strategies to prevent this neuronal loss have yet to be developed.
(16) Sensitivities to gentamicin, sissomicin, tobramycin, and amikacin were compared in 196 gentamicin-resistant Gram-negative rods and in 212 similar organisms sensitive to gentamicin, mainly isolated from clinical specimens.
(17) It should be considered as a causative agent in culture-negative cases of endocarditis and also when a gram-negative rod is isolated which is sensitive to all antibiotics.
(18) Rats permitted to recover for 13 weeks and then sacrificed had lost almost all their rods (p less than 0.001) while the cones were reduced by about 50% (p less than 0.01).
(19) The reports of rod-dominated psychophysical spectral sensitivity from the deprived eye of monocularly lid-sutured (MD) monkeys are intriguing but difficult to reconcile with the absence of any reported deprivation effects in retina.
(20) Rod adaptation had no reliable influence on response to rapid onset in cones or bipolar cells.