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depressor

[di′pres·ər]
(anatomy)
A muscle that draws a part down.
(chemical engineering)
An agent that prevents or retards a chemical reaction or process.
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Nosocomial infection with Rhizopus microsporus in preterm infants: Association with wooden tongue depressors. Lancet 1996:348(9025):441-3.
P, hizopus and tongue depressors. Lancet 1996;348(9036):1250.
At present, five flotation concentrators are operating in Yugoslavia using FeS[O.sub.4]/NaCN instead of ZnS[O.sub.4]/NaCN as the zinc minerals depressor in the selective flotation of galena.
I have become so dependent on tongue depressors that I'm sure when I retire I will continue to make weekly trips back to the office to restock my sock drawer.
Broad application of the tax hits devices from artificial hearts to tongue depressors (other examples include pacemakers, stents, defibrillators, joint replacements, and surgical tools).
Never stake or swage the buffer body to prevent movement of the lock depressors. If the buffer body has been mistakenly staked or swaged already, it's OK to keep using the buffer as long as the staking or swaging doesn't interfere with the M2's functioning.
Tenders are invited for Supply of depressors, Fungible accessories and registration papers of devices destined for primary care health centers
Contract notice: acquisition of depressors, fungible accessories and registration papers for devices destined for primary health care centers sermas
Contract notice: Supply of various articles for the patient~s environment and for sterilization (tongue depressors, sterilization bags, spittoons ...).
9) tongue depressors or paddles or sticks (2500 Unit)
Thoroughly mix the meat and dye for about one to two minutes with the toothpick or tongue depressor.
Medical devices were very broadly defined and could include anything from a tongue depressor to an MRI unit.