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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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Differences in relapse precipitants and coping behaviour between alcohol relapsers and survivors.
If clinicians practice self-awareness, and are able to be mindful during these stressful interactions, they can consider the precipitants and patient/family factors that may have engendered anger, and respond in ways that build relationships, restore trust, preserve safety, and enhance personal support.
Both Broensted acids and Lewis acids may be used as precipitants.
The progressive nature of symptoms titered to smaller and smaller doses of precipitants (triggers, allergens, incitants), the olfactory warning of offending odors, and the progressive restrictions upon the patient's activities and habitable environments all characterize the unfortunate victims of this condition, although there is no unifying theme that covers the spectrum of MCS syndrome.
Even for those who dispute the role of the environment as a primary precipitant of violence, unrest, and other forms of insecurity, considerable potential remains for other "antocatalytic" events to make this linkage more direct and palpable.
Such a record allows clients to become more aware of the immediate precipitants of drinking.
Humiliating or shameful events may be particularly important as suicide precipitants (Apter et al.
Contract award: delivery precipitants for 38 wastewater treatment plants.
Commercially available exosome precipitants, used in a small number of labs, yield exosome preparations of relatively low purity, in which the precipitant remains as a contaminant.
The records included the characteristics of the victims and perpetrators, the nature of the behavior the precipitants of the perpetrators' behavior.
The researchers outlined a clinical model for management of PNES, where a key component is to identify precursors, precipitants and perpetuating factors of the seizures.
True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or B: Viral respiratory tract infections are common precipitants of acute exacerbations of both asthma and COPD.