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saturation

 [sach″er-a´shun]
the state of being saturated, or the act of saturating.
oxygen saturation the amount of oxygen bound to hemoglobin in the blood, expressed as a percentage of the maximal binding capacity.

sat·u·ra·tion

(satch'ŭ-rā'shŭn),
1. Impregnation of one substance by another to the greatest possible extent.
See also: saturation pulse.
2. Neutralization, as of an acid by an alkali.
See also: saturation pulse.
3. That concentration of a dissolved substance that cannot be exceeded.
See also: saturation pulse.
4. In optics, see saturated color.
See also: saturation pulse.
5. Filling of all available sites on an enzyme molecule by its substrate, or on a hemoglobin molecule by oxygen (symbol SO2) or carbon monoxide (symbol SCO).
See also: saturation pulse.
6. In MRI, a temporary state in which there is no net magnetization of the spins; can be induced with special radiofrequency pulses. Saturated tissues emit no signal when sampled; partially saturated tissues do, however, emit a weak signal.
See also: saturation pulse.
[L. saturatio, fr. saturo, to fill, fr. satis, enough]

saturation

/sat·u·ra·tion/ (sach″ah-ra´shun)
1. the state of being saturated, or the act of saturating.
2. in radiotherapy, the delivery of a maximum tolerable tissue dose within a short period, then maintenance of the dose by additional smaller fractional doses over a prolonged period.

oxygen saturation  the amount of oxygen bound to hemoglobin in the blood expressed as a percentage of the maximal binding capacity.

saturation

[sach′ərā′shən]
Etymology: L, saturare, to fill
1 a condition in which a solution contains as much solute as can remain dissolved.
2 a measure of the degree to which oxygen is bound to hemoglobin, expressed as a percentage of the possible limit.
3 a chemical compound in which all the valency bonds have been filled.

saturation

Occupational medicine A measure of the maximum amount of a particular task a person can perform. See Task saturation.

sat·u·ra·tion

(sach'ŭr-ā'shŭn)
1. Impregnation of one substance by another to the greatest possible extent.
2. Neutralization, as of an acid by an alkali.
3. The concentration of a dissolved substance that cannot be exceeded.
4. optics seesaturated color
5. Filling of all the available sites on an enzyme molecule by its substrate, or on a hemoglobin molecule by oxygen (symbol SO2) or carbon monoxide (symbol SCO).
[L. saturatio, fr. saturo, to fill, fr. satis, enough]

saturation 

Attribute of a visual sensation, which permits a judgment to be made of the proportion of pure chromatic colour in the total sensation. Note: This attribute is the psychosensorial correlate, or nearly so, of the colorimetric quantity purity (CIE).

sat·u·ra·tion

(sach'ŭr-ā'shŭn)
1. Impregnation of one substance by another to the greatest possible extent.
2. Neutralization, as of an acid by an alkali.
3. That concentration of a dissolved substance that cannot be exceeded.
[L. saturatio, fr. saturo, to fill, fr. satis, enough]

saturation,

n 1. a condition in which a solution contains as much solute as can remain dissolved.
2. a measure of the degree to which oxygen is bound to hemoglobin, expressed as a percentage of the possible limit.
3. a chemical compound in which all the valency bonds have been filled.
saturation, color,
n the quality of color that distinguishes the degree of vividness of hue.

saturation

the state of being saturated, or the act of saturating.

saturation kinetics
point of high initial concentration of substrate after which the rate of reaction is independent of further increases in initial substrate concentration, and the enzyme is saturated with substrate.

Patient discussion about saturation

Q. I am wondering if any of you are ENTHUSED about the use of COCONUT OIL. I ask because it IS SATURATED FAT. I have trouble losing weight. That inculdes getting cold frequently, and was wondering if cocounut oil would help me maintain body temperture more easily. Also, I have notice that SOME claim that coconut oil has many health benefits not affiliated with polyunsaturates.

A. i know there was a Polynesian research about people that consume coconut oil on a daily basis in parallel to people who don't. they found out that there are high cholesterol levels among the people that consumed coconut oil but no significant difference in heart problems.

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It is important to understand that during the period over which color vision evolved, there were no hue-distorting light sources, so it was always true that increased apparent color saturation enabled more accurate color vision.
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