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compartment

[kəm′pärt·mənt]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any of the membrane-bound organelles within cells.
(mining engineering)
A section of a mine shaft separated by framed timbers and planking.

Compartment

A small space within a larger enclosed area, often separated by partitions.

Compartment

 

a part of a forest, bounded by cut patches or natural borders (such as rivers). Compartments may be divided naturally (borders as natural features), artificially (borders as patches cut perpendicularly to one another), or in a mixed fashion (natural boundaries supplemented by cut patches). The size of a compartment, which can range from several tenths of a hectare to several hundred hectares, is determined by an appraisal system, based on the use of the wood. Each compartment has a permanent number. The enumeration of the compartments in a forest proceeds from northwest to southeast.


Compartment

 

of a vessel, a space within the hull of a vessel, bounded by watertight transverse and longitudinal bulkheads. Division of a vessel into compartments ensures the vessel’s stability and unsinkability when damaged. Compart-mentalization also aids in the efficient arrangement of cargo and passenger space and the efficient placement of ship’s stores.

compartment

A small space within a larger enclosed area, often separated by partitions.
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For example, to understand the rise in the concentration of impurities in the crystal middle region, increased in the second Bridgman growth (Figures 4 and 5), despite a seeming contradiction, this occurrence can be predicted and quantified by the compartmental analysis.
Measurement of compartmental pressures routinely increases the chance of diagnosing the compartment syndrome much earlier than relying only on clinical examination.
The compartmental approach described offers advantages over the single-compartment model that has been previously described (Straney et al.
Distribution half life according to two compartmental model was 0.12 +- 0.10 hours and Elimination half life was 1.91 +- 0.95 hrs.
and Chaetoceros brevis, she discusses a column separation and off-line approach to study iron speciation kinetics in seawater; a method for destroying and analyzing biogenetic silicon in the two species; the off-line chromatographic assessment of Fe(II) in seawater; the relevance of iron adsorption to container materials in small-volume experiments on iron marine chemistry to assess capacity, affinity, and kinetics; and the compartmental kinetic analysis of iron speciation in seawater in the presence of Southern Ocean diatoms.
Matsen FA 3rd, Clawson DK 1975 The deep posterior compartmental syndrome of the leg Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery 57A 34-39
Compartmental syndrome causes increased pressure in a limited space, compromising circulation and function of the tissues within that space, and can result in the loss of limb function.
Additionally, compartmental pharmacokinetic analysis was performed by a population pharmacokinetic approach using software NONMEM Version V, level 1.1 from GloboMax LLC, (Ellicott City, MD, USA) and Visual-NM, Version V from R.D.P.P.
Could this be a reflection of compartmental versus global thinking?
If the results are confirmed by additional studies, perhaps bisphosphonate treatment will be used to delay the onset of the compartmental collapse in knees affected by osteoarthritis.
Now, after being manufactured in the new facility in a process that now requires only two workers rather than eight, the varnish is pumped directly from two compartmental 12,000-gallon storage tanks into weighing vessels in the CMF.
Quantification of elbow tenderness was done by palpation of the medial epicondyle, lateral epicondyle, UCL, LCL, anterior compartmental capsule, and posterior compartmental capsule.

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