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Modifiers are, quite simply, any word or group of words that modifies (describes or elaborates upon) another element in a sentence. Modifiers can either be adjectives, which modify nouns (or sometimes pronouns), or adverbs, which modify pretty much everything else (usually verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs). Whether a modifier is an adjective or adverb depends on what it modifies and how it functions in a sentence.
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modifier

[′mäd·ə‚fī·ər]
(computer science)
A quantity used to alter the address of an operand in a computer, such as the cycle index. Also known as index word.
(materials)
In flotation, any of the chemicals which increase the specific attraction between collector agents and particle surfaces or which increase the wettability of those surfaces.

Modifier

A method to influence color, transparency, surface normals, or light emission, depending on the type of modifier and the type of material. Modifiers can be combined, so that each modifier in the chain influences a specific property of the material.

modifier

(programming)
An operation that alters the state of an object. Modifiers often have names that begin with "set" and corresponding selector functions whose names begin with "get".
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Use of biologic response modifiers such as interferon-[alpha] was most prevalent in the west north central states stretching from North Dakota and Minnesota south to Kansas and Missouri.
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The Assurant Health plan provides cost discounts for certain biologic response modifiers or immunomodulators such as Humira and Remicade for RA patients who meet selection criteria.
Although there have been reports of malignancies such as lymphoma associated with biologic response modifiers, the data thus far have been insufficient to precisely quantify the degree of risk--or to sort out risks deriving from treatment from those inherent in the disease process.
This briefing is based upon ongoing Healthcare industry analysis and it will benefit pharmaceutical companies that already participate in the segments related to RA, namely COX-2 inhibitors and other non-steroidal drugs (NSAIDs), disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biologic response modifiers (BRMs) as well as companies intended to enter in those segments in Brazil.
Other biologic response modifiers target different molecules involved in the inflammation process-interleukin-1 (IL-1) and cell surface molecules on T and B lymphocytes.
Unfortunately, the Roche-sponsored project will have to be redone shortly, with the anticipated approval and introduction of several biologic response modifiers for the treatment of psoriasis.
He is vice president of the Foundation for Accreditation of Hematocellular Therapy and a member of the Biologic Response Modifiers Advisory Board for the FDA and the Hematology Board, American Board of Internal Medicine.
The Roche-sponsored project will have to be redone soon, with the anticipated introduction of biologic response modifiers for treating psoriasis.