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trim

1. the upholstery and decorative facings, as on the door panels, of a car's interior
2. Nautical
a. the general set and appearance of a vessel
b. the difference between the draught of a vessel at the bow and at the stern
c. the fitness of a vessel
d. the position of a vessel's sails relative to the wind
e. the relative buoyancy of a submarine
3. the attitude of an aircraft in flight when the pilot allows the main control surfaces to take up their own positions
4. Films a section of shot cut out during editing

Trim

the county town of Meath, Republic of Ireland; 12th-century castle, medieval cathedral; textiles and machinery. Pop.: 5894 (2002)

Trim

The visible woodwork on moldings, such as baseboards, cornices, and casings around doors and windows; any visible element, which covers or protects joints, edges, or ends of another material.

Trim

 

the incline of a vessel to a longitudinal plane. Trim refers to the position (sitting) of a vessel in the water and is determined by the difference between the vessel’s aft (stern) and forward (bow) drafts. If the difference is equal to zero, the vessel is said to “sit on an even keel”; when the difference is positive, the vessel is trim by the stern, and when the difference is negative, the vessel is trim by the bow. Trim affects such things as the vessel’s maneuverability, the screw propeller operating conditions, and ice navigability. Vessel trim may be either static or running, which develops at fast travel speeds. Vessel trim is usually regulated by the intake or discharge of water ballast. [g-975-i]

trim

[trim]
(aerospace engineering)
The orientation of an aircraft relative to the airstream, as indicated by the amount of control pressure required to maintain a given flight performance.
(electronics)
Fine adjustment of capacitance, inductance, or resistance of a component during manufacture or after installation in a circuit.
(naval architecture)
The deviation of a ship from an even keel fore and aft.
To add or remove water from the variable ballast tanks of a submarine to maintain neutral buoyancy.

trim

1. The visible woodwork or moldings of a room, such as the baseboards, cornices, casings, etc.
2. Any visible element, usually of metal or

trimstone, trim

In masonry, the stone used as decorative members on a structure built or faced largely with other masonry material, as brick, tile, block, or terra-cotta; includes sills, jambs, lintels, coping, cornices, and quoins.

trim

i. To adjust trim tabs to zero-out control forces to keep an aircraft flying in a certain configuration.
ii. The attitude of the longitudinal axis of an aerostat, especially with respect to the horizontal.
iii. The process of using a trim curve to check the rated output of an engine. It involves operating the engine near takeoff power and obtaining readings of the turbine gas temperature in accordance with the engine trim chart.
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Current lines of research by several groups focus on immunomodulation and on mechanisms by which tumors evade destruction by the immune system.
After long-term antigen stimulation, immunomodulation via a shift from the Th2 arm to the Th 1 arm may be hampered as a result of the strengthened Th2 memory pool.
Other proven therapeutic targets include immunomodulation with interferon alpha, and disruption of cellular signal transduction with selective tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
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Meaudre et al (18) have postulated that immunomodulation in the form of plasma exchange, intravenous immunoglobulin or glucocorticosteroids may be useful in multiorgan dysfunction due to leptospirosis.
They then discuss vaccine delivery and immunomodulation, biomaterials, drug delivery systems, biodetection, and the synthetic aspects and novel molecular architectures of well-defined polyphosphazenes.
A novel approach of overcoming multidrug resistance in cancer through immunomodulation.
J Sellner (Germany) reviewed the controversial topic of combination therapy, explaining that atorvastatin, which is assumed to attenuate Interferon beta (IFNB) immunomodulation, does not interfere with IFNB-induced alterations of soluble CD95/CD95L serum levels in MS.
As IL-10 is a cytokine involved in immunomodulation, the fact that it is not significantly decreased favours positive immunosurveillance.