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attenuate

[ə′ten·yə‚wāt]
(engineering acoustics)
To weaken a signal by reducing its level.

attenuate

To reduce, lower, lessen. The term is commonly used with regard to signals in electronic circuitry and communications.
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If confirmed by further studies, this approach--in combination with cooling -- may help to further attenuate neurological damage that babies suffer after experiencing hypoxia-ischemia," said Kratimenos.
Therapeutic methods referred to modulate the activation of PMNs, such as specific inhibitor of neutrophil elastase (NE)-N-[2-[4-(2,2-dimethyl-1-oxopropoxy) phenyl] sulfonyl] amino] benzoyl]-(S)-glycine monosodium salt (Sivelestat) administration, [sup][6] macrophage inflammatory protein 2 (MIP-2) (one of PMN chemotactic factors) receptor knockout [sup][7] are seemed to attenuate the severity of VILI.
Attenuate already has been employed for a naval client to help achieve critical silence in the seas, but the material also has applications for numerous other industries, including automotive, shipbuilding, and rail transportation.
Anti-ICAM-1 antibody has been shown to attenuate damage in the brain, heart, kidney, and other tissues where ICAM-1 plays a critical role in ischemia-induced damage.
When the circuit is exposed to the high-level signals produced by a gunshot, it attempts to attenuate the signals.
Dietary antioxidants may attenuate oxidative damage from strenuous exercise in various tissues.
The Surftest SV-800 is constructed to attenuate vibration and minimize measurement deviations attributable to machine deflection.
For the rest of us, hill running pays off, not only in helping to attenuate the effects of hills you may encounter in a race situation, but also in improving your overall running performance as well.
Moreover, the ability of NSI to attenuate the activation of different transcription factors during viral infections has implications beyond the inhibition of IFN[alpha]/[beta] synthesis.