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component

1. any electrical device, such as a resistor, that has distinct electrical characteristics and that may be connected to other electrical devices to form a circuit
2. Maths
a. one of a set of two or more vectors whose resultant is a given vector
b. the projection of this given vector onto a specified line
3. Chemistry one of the minimum number of chemically distinct constituents necessary to describe fully the composition of each phase in a system

Component

The various parts or materials that go together to form the elements of a building.

component

[kəm′pō·nənt]
(chemistry)
A part of a mixture.
The smallest number of chemical substances which are able to form all the constituents of a system in whatever proportion they may be present.
(electricity)
Any electric device, such as a coil, resistor, capacitor, generator, line, or electron tube, having distinct electrical characteristics and having terminals at which it may be connected to other components to form a circuit. Also known as circuit element; element.
(mathematics)
In a graph system, a connected subgraph which is not a subgraph of any other connected subgraph.
For a set S, a connected subset of S that is not a subset of any other connected subset of S.
The projection of a vector in a given direction of a coordinate system.
(science and technology)
A constituent part of a system; examples are a vector term which when added to others gives a vector sum, an ingredient of a chemical system, or the mineral portion of a rock.

component

Any instrument, mechanism, equipment, part, or accessory that is used, or is intended to be used, in operating or controlling an aircraft in flight. It is installed in, or attached to, the aircraft. A component has a part number or a serial number allocated by the product manufacturer, unless the manufacturer has designated it as a standard part.

component

(programming)
An object adhering to a component architecture.

component

One element of a larger system. A hardware component can be a device as small as a transistor or as large as a disk drive as long as it is part of a larger system. Software components are routines or modules within a larger system. See component software and component video.
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Other study revealed prematurity and oxygen therapy found to be a significant risk factor for ROP, whereas in this study blood component usage and hypoglycemia influence the occurrence of ROP.
Soluble CD40-ligand accumulates in stored blood components, primes neutrophils through CD40, and is a potential co-factor in the development of transfusion-related acute lung injury.
All liquid blood components, except IP, were evaluated before calcium gluconate activation for their platelet and leukocyte counts with a haematology impedance analyser (Celltac-[alpha] MEK 6450, Nihon Kohden, Tokyo, Japan).
This would allow a single blood collection facility to identify 9,999,999 blood component collections.
During the recent outbreak of dengue and other vector-borne diseases in Siliguri and surrounding areas, a demand was made from different corners to set up blood component separation unit.
The second event is the transfusion of biologically active mediators present in stored blood components. These biologically active mediators include cytokines and/or lipids and are able to activate the primed adherent PMNs, resulting in pulmonary endothelial damage, capillary leak, and further injuries similar to adult respiratory distress syndrome.[1,9] Animal models of adult respiratory distress syndrome and TRALI have confirmed that the 2-event model has physiologic relevance.[10] Previous studies by Silliman et al[13-15] have demonstrated that stored blood components contain biologically active agents that prime the neutrophil NADPH oxidase.
Among transfusable blood components, the FDA reports that room-temperature stored platelets are associated with a higher risk of sepsis and related fatality, and that bacterial contamination of platelets is a leading risk of infection from blood transfusion.
Babesia can be transmitted by transfusion of blood or blood components collected from an infected donor.
It is aimed to provide free of charge Blood and Blood components to the patients suffering from various chronic blood disorders (Thalassemia and Hemophilia) requiring blood/ blood components therapy as an essential part of their treatment.
The Center will mobilize, recruit and retain voluntary blood donors, collect blood donations, conduct processing, screening, testing, component preparation and storage of the blood components.
Production of blood components is an evolving field and the development of new blood product containers, anticoagulants and additive solutions, and screening and treatment technologies require continuous optimization of procedures and consequent actualization of standards that govern the transfusion industry.
Because of the potential for Zika virus to be transmitted through transfusion of blood components, and because a high percentage of persons infected with Zika virus are asymptomatic (2), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that blood collections cease in areas of the United States affected by active vector-borne transmission of Zika virus until laboratory screening of blood donations or pathogen reduction technology (PRT) * for treatment of blood components can be implemented (3).