precipitant


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precipitant

Chem a substance or agent that causes a precipitate to form

precipitant

[prə′sip·ət·əns]
(chemistry)
A chemical or chemicals that cause a precipitate to form when added to a solution.
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One patient was readmitted twice after initial presentation with moderate and severe DKA, non-compliance being the precipitant to each episode.
While only one suicide attempt was owing to trauma exposure, given that more than 75% of South Africans report exposure to lifetime trauma and witnessing violence is a significant predictor of lifetime suicide attempts, (10) its role as a precipitant of suicide attempts during pregnancy needs to be further investigated.
Blunt force, penetrating trauma, and suicide attempt by hanging have also been reported as precipitants of thyroid storm.
When she presented to the emergency department, she had multiple signs and symptoms consistent with a diagnosis of thyroid storm and a recent precipitant history of parturition.
The most common precipitant was electrolyte imbalance that was present in 97 (54.8%) patients.
The supernatant was removed completely and the precipitants were allowed to dry in laboratory temperature.
Falls are a precipitant for functional decline, increasing frailty and institutionalisation in the elderly.
L' enquete sur le crash de l'Airbus A320 de Germanwings dans les Alpes francaises a connu jeudi un coup de theatre avec la revelation par la justice francaise que le copilote avait sans doute volontairement provoque la perte de l'avion en le precipitant contre la montagne.
The fragile, precipitant nature of and in these works brings a new edge to our appreciation of the ordinary sublime.
Avi Shlaim, a professor of international relations atOxfordUniversitywho served in the Israeli Army and is a fierce critic of the siege ofGaza, wrote in 2009: "The living conditions in the strip remain an affront to civilised values, a powerful precipitant to resistance and a fertile breeding ground for political extremism."
We used a urea and [Na.sub.2]C[O.sub.3] solution as a precipitant and prepared the samples using the coprecipitation and impregnation method.
The precipitant was collected and re-suspended in two volumes of cold 0.17 M NaCl, homogenized, and centrifuged at 4,070 xg for 30 min.