severity factor

severity factor

[si′ver·əd·ē ‚fak·tər]
(chemical engineering)
A measure of the severeness or intensity of overall reaction conditions in a chemical reaction; for example, the temperature, pressure, or conversion in a catalytic cracker or reformer.
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The interleukin-1 genotype as a severity factor in adult periodontal disease.
The effect of time and temperature during pure water extraction on wood weight loss may be described by a single parameter, using either the equations of H-factor or Severity factor (SF).
After analyzing the prevalence and severity factors, an insurer can derive the expected cost for each individual by summing the prevalence factors and multiplying the result by the severity factor.
This allows calculation of a severity factor, which gives an idea on the global damage of each storey.
The severity factor is an indication of how the mission profile has affected the crack growth rates in the center wing lower surface panels .
The Yale researchers conclude that the severity factor merits special attention in efforts to explain women's heightened mortality risk.
Two hundred forty-five cases were included in the perceived severity factor analysis (Table 1).
In the case of Georgia high cost home loans, Fitch will assign a frequency and severity factor to address the additional risk associated with the GFLA.
Previous studies found that these contextual factors were severity factors such as lesion level, motor impairment, and bladder and bowel function (Greenley, Coakley, Holmbeck, Jandasek, & Wills, 2006; Hommeyer, Holmbeck, Wills, & Coers, 1999).
Different symptoms and severity factors drive conditions, and as symptoms of flu-like symptoms, sore throats, coughs, earaches and fevers start to build, the degree of severity plays an important role.
Severity factors were present (5), including leukopenia, airway bleeding, and multiorgan failure.
As part of the campaign, nurses at SHS were given specialised courses and workshops, which include definition, characteristics of the virus, symptoms, signs of the disease, mode of transmission, identification of infected cases, severity factors in adults and children, precautions as well as treatment methods.