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saturate

i. To reduce the effectiveness of any type of defense by the tactic of bringing so many aircraft per unit of time over a defense area that the electronic and mechanical responses of the defender's equipment, such as the surface-to-air weapons, become erratic because of the multiplicity of targets.
ii. To attack an area with bombs or other missiles in a manner that leaves no place in the area unscathed.
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A saturable transport mechanism in the intestinal absorption of gabapentin is the underlying cause of the lack of proportionality between increasing dose and drug levels in plasma.
This difference of two orders of magnitude has never been adequately resolved, to our knowledge, and it calls into question the assumption that all metabolism associated with the empirically fitted linear pathway is GSH conjugation (to carcinogenic metabolites), and the remaining metabolism via the fitted saturable pathway is not.
2008) also reported the absorption enhancing effect of chitosan hexamer for FD4, and found that its absorption enhancing effect was almost saturable up to 0.
The saturable transcellular mechanism in the small intestine absorbs Ca following 3 steps (Bronner, 1998; R & D Systems Inc.
New chapters cover autotransformer design, common-mode inductor design, series saturable reactor design, self-saturating magnetic amplifier, and designing inductors for a given resistance.
8 [micro]M) and much below the saturable concentration (25 [micro]M) of Bocillin FL (31,32).
Owing to wavelength-independent ultrafast saturable absorption, Tang et al.
The separators exhibit stability and low shrinkage in high temperatures and are highly saturable in electyrolyte liquids.
Results (1) the relationship between circulating vitamin D(3) and 25(OH)D in both groups was not linear, but appeared saturable and controlled; (2) optimal nutritional vitamin D status appeared to occur when molar ratios of circulating vitamin D(3) and 25(OH)D exceeded 0.
The general saturable nature of this bond and the empirical fact that an electron pair cannot normally be used to form more than one covalent bond arise because the intensity of the magnetic field of the anti-parallel electron pair constituting the bond is significantly reduced due to the anti-parallel alignment.
A sampling of topics: overcoming ovarian cancer drug resistance with phytochemicals and other compounds, saturable passive resistance in chemotherapy of epithelial malignancies, and molecular targeting therapy with Angiotensin II receptor blocker for prostate cancer.