semipermeable


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semipermeable

(esp of a cell membrane) selectively permeable
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Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): The discovery of inorganic, semipermeable clay vesicles has shed light on how minerals could have played a key role in the origins of life.
In a slight variation on this theme, semipermeable masks are being developed that enable the wafer to be doped to different concentrations in a single step.
In this case, the researchers used lignin as a semipermeable packaging in which to extend nootkatone's residual activity and slow its environmental loss.
Pressure is measured in terms of tonicity, the difference in concentration of a substance in solution on opposite sides of a semipermeable membrane.
Plasmapheresis involves the use of a machine that works by filtering the plasma and the circulating antibodies out of the patient's blood stream by either centrifugal cell separator or filtration across a semipermeable membrane.
Such a situation occurs quite commonly in systems such as porous solids, gels, biological tissue, and in other in vitro systems where a physical semipermeable barrier is present.
Semipermeable membranes allow water vapor to transfer through the membrane but prevent the liquid from passing through (Larson et al.
Reverse osmosis: A semipermeable membrane traps contaminants that activated carbon can't.
Applied as semipermeable barriers, they may be used to reduce the migration of moisture and solutes, as well as lessen the extent of gas exchange, respiration and oxidative reactions.
A 1% silver sulfadiazine cream (Flamazine, Smith and Nephew, Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada) was applied topically to the wounds, followed by an amorphous hydrogel (Curafil, Tyco Healthcare/ Kendall, Mansfield, MA, USA), and the feet were bandaged with a semipermeable, transparent, adhesive bandage (Tegaderm, 3M Animal Care Products, St Paul, MN, USA).
Ultradeformable lipid vesicles can penetrate the skin and other semipermeable barriers unfragmented.