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absorb

[əb′sȯrb]
(chemistry)
To take up a substance in bulk.
(electromagnetism)
To take up energy from radiation.
(physics)
To take up matter or radiation.
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The company said Absorb is the only fully dissolving heart stent approved in Japan for the treatment of heart disease, one of the leading causes of death in Japan and worldwide.
In approving the Absorb GT1 BVS, the FDA evaluated data from a randomized trial of 2,008 patients, which compared the rate of major adverse cardiac events between the Absorb GT1 BVS and a drug-eluting metallic stent.
The plant doesn't eat metal, instead, it absorbs it from the soil, thriving in nickel-rich dirt.
ABSORB II is the first head-to-head study to test our Absorb device compared to XIENCE PRIME, a drug eluting metallic stent, in patients with coronary artery disease," said Charles A.
According to the promoters, one of the major highlights of Fat Absorb is its all-natural content without any concoction of chemicals or stimulants.
At the same time, no one knows the exact rate the body absorbs aluminum from food.
The joints of the large pillars supporting the tile roof of the huge temple absorb the shock of earthquakes and allow the pillars to tilt, but once the shaking is over the pillars return to their upright position.
They also absorb air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, storing them in intracellular spaces, and provide thermal insulation.
With better lighting design and selection of materials that absorb glare, skilled care providers can go a long way toward creating more comfortable living spaces for seniors.
Beyond the effects of humidity, the foundry also evaluated the cores and the individual constituents that make them up to determine if they absorb or resist moisture.
Animal bedding is used to provide padding for animals, to absorb moisture from urine, to provide insulation, and to alleviate some odors.
DID YOU KNOW TREES SLOW THE FLOW OF STORMWATER; THAT AN ACRE OF TREES ANNUALLY CAN ABSORB 10 TONS OF CARBON DIOXIDE; THAT THE OXYGEN TREES PRODUCE IS RELEASED FROM WATER, NOT CARBON DIOXIDE; OR THAT SHADE CAN INFLUENCE THE TYPE OF ALGAE GROWING IN STREAMS AND AFFECT THE ENTIRE FOOD CHAIN?