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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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De acordo com esse modelo, varios autores corroboram a ideia de que haveria um efeito supressor da ingestao alimentar como resposta reativa as series agudas de atividades fisicas.
Very scarce information is still available on the regulator influence of the beta gene promoter enhancer or supressor sequences on most of those rare variants.
No entanto, a fosforilacao do oximato por DFF abaixa a energia daqueles orbitais, reduzindo o efeito supressor por TEF e a fluorescencia e dessa forma ativada.
Choose a surge supressor that will handle both the electrical plug and any coaxial (TV) and data (telephone) lines that serve the component.
Abnormal TP53 genes were found in three of 10 families with Li-Fraumeni (a syndrome characterized by inherited susceptibility to a wide spectrum of cancers, and which is due to a mutation in the p53 tumor supressor gene).
Role of the cytokinc-3 signaling supressor protein (SOCS-3) in growth hormone resistance induced by malnutrition.
The supressor effect of the correct responses on the feedback effect on errors can be explained by the negative correlation between correct responses and errors in this (speeded) test.
BRCA1, BRCA2, BRCA3 Tumor supressor genes that convey an increased risk for certain types of cancer.
Germline mutations in the Wilms' tumor supressor gene are associated with abnormal urogenital development in Denys-Drash syndrome.