rate-determining step

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rate-determining step

[′rāt di¦tər·mən·iŋ ‚step]
(chemistry)
In a multistep chemical reaction, the step with the lowest velocity, which determines the rate of the overall reaction.
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The metalcasting facility has processed 24 heats in one day on occasion, but rate-limiting steps begin to appear, and often other departments cannot keep up with this pace unless under near perfect conditions.
Given that tyrosine hydroxylase is the rate-limiting step in catecholamine synthesis, staining for tyrosine hydroxylase will be supportive of the diagnosis.
A procedure for measuring peptides in rumen fluid and evidence that peptide uptake can be a rate-limiting step in ruminal protein degradation.
This creates a compressive strain on the surface platinum atoms, making the platinum more active in the rate-limiting step of oxygen reduction reaction for the fuel cell.
Once a product candidate is selected for clinical development, production of material for human clinical trials is the rate-limiting step.
CSIRO co-author, Dr Richard Matear said the rate-limiting step in the anthropogenic carbon uptake by the ocean is the physical transport from the surface into the ocean interior.
CT scanners were also a rate-limiting step in a patient work-up.
Iron is a cofactor in tyrosine hydroxylase, the rate-limiting step in the conversion of tyrosine to dopamine.
In fact, many solid-state devices (both SATA and PCIe interface) are fast enough that file lookup by the CPU in the file system can be the rate-limiting step.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals stated that the rate-limiting step is how quickly it can get the drug supply out through the channels.
5 if the rate-limiting step in the hydrogen transport mechanism is diffusion and that transport is unidirectional.

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