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sample

[′sam·pəl]
(science and technology)
Representative fraction of material tested or analyzed in order to determine the nature, composition, and percentage of specified constituents, and possibly their reactivity.
(statistics)
A selection of a certain collection from a larger collection.

sample

A small specimen of material, or a single unit of many such items to be furnished, which is in conformity with the requirements for the specifications; furnished for review and approval; establishes standards by which work will be judged.

sample

(digital signal processing)
The result of measuring the amplitude of an analog signal at a specified time. In digital signal processing a sample is a signed or unsigned number and the number of samples per second is called the sample rate.
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Anthropometric factors (height and weight), and fasting blood samples were taken at baseline and post-supplementation as well as after exhaustive exercise.
Fasting blood samples were taken from both groups prior to study commencement and at the end of the six month study period.
Research: The study compared fasting blood samples from approximately 100 subjects over an eight-week period.
Fasting blood samples of all the subjects were collected and analysed for serum fasting insulin and serum fasting glucose levels.
Laboratory investigations included fasting blood samples for glucose and lipids, including total cholesterol (TC), HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides (TG).
Height, weight, blood pressure, electrocardiograms and fasting blood samples were also part of the baseline health assessment.
Fasting blood samples were collected at baseline, 3, 6, and 12 months to measure various parameters.
non-Ramadan fasting blood samples of the same individuals is noteworthy.
After an overnight for blood fasting blood samples were drawn for determination of plasma glucose.
Concentrations of total and free testosterone and estradiol, an estrogen hormone, were measured in morning fasting blood samples. The results need to be confirmed with a larger number of subjects, Dandona noted.
At baseline fasting blood samples were taken and the participants were given capsules containing either 400 mg PSO or placebo for 4 weeks.