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suppressor

[sə′pres·ər]
(electricity)
In general, a device used to reduce or eliminate noise or other signals that interfere with the operation of a communication system, usually at the noise source.
Specifically, a resistor used in series with a spark plug or distributor of an automobile engine or other internal combustion engine to suppress spark noise that might otherwise interfere with radio reception.
(electronics)
(spectroscopy)
In an analytical procedure, a substance added to the analyte to reduce the extraneous emission, absorption, or light scattering caused by the presence of an impurity.
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lndoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase, is it an immune supressor? Cancer Journal 16, 354-359.
Como e um potente farmaco supressor de medula ossea, a contagem eritrocitaria deve ser periodicamente monitorada (9).
As condicoes de injecao das amostras foram: Injecao da amostra: 10[micron]L; Temperatura ambiente; Taxa de fluxo: 1,2 mL [min.sup.-1]; Eluente: 4,5 mM [Na.sub.2] C[O.sub.3]/1,4 mM NaHC[O.sub.3]; Condutividade da linha base: 19 a 23 [micron]S; Supressor: anionico autorregenerante; Solucao estoque: NaHC[O.sub.3] 100 mM; Corrente aplicada: 31 mA.
Abnormal expression of the p53 supressor gene in the conjunctiva of patients with pterygium.
Alem de proporcionar relaxamento muscular, estimula o sistema supressor endogeno de dor, e frequentemente melhora o sono e diminui a ansiedade.
Supressor variables in path models: Definitions and interpretations.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) antibodies found were of the IgG type, without any IgM and supressor CD8 lymphocytes were the predominant ones.