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component

 [com-po´nent]
1. a constituent element or part.
2. one part of a prosthesis system.
clinical c's the three classification schemes that make up the omaha system: the problem classification scheme arranges 40 nursing diagnoses (called client problems) into four different domains; the intervention scheme assigns nursing interventions to the client problems; and the problem rating scale for outcomes assigns ratings to describe the client's problem-specific knowledge, behavior, and status at various points in the treatment process. See Appendix on the Omaha System.
M component [Myeloma or Macroglobulinemia] structurally homogeneous protein in serum or urine appearing as a sharp spike in the beta or gamma globulin region on protein electrophoresis. The protein is in most cases a monoclonal immunoglobulin or heavy chain fragment, or a monoclonal immunoglobulin light chain or light chain fragment, either alone or with monoclonal immunoglobulin containing the same light chain. M components are characteristic of plasma cell dyscrasias.
performance c's see performance components.
plasma thromboplastin component (PTC) factor IX, one of the coagulation factors.

com·po·nent

(kom-pō'nent),
An element forming a part of the whole.
[L. com-pono, pp. -positus, to place together]

component

/com·po·nent/ (kum-po´nent)
1. a constituent element or part.
2. in neurology, a series of neurons forming a functional system for conducting the afferent and efferent impulses in the somatic and splanchnic mechanisms of the body.

M component  an abnormal monoclonal immunoglobulin occurring in the serum in plasma cell dyscrasias, formed by proliferating concentrations of immunoglobulin-producing cells.
plasma thromboplastin component  (PTC) coagulation factor IX.

component

[kəmpō′nənt]
Etymology: L, componere, to assemble
a significant part of a larger unit.

com·po·nent

(kŏm-pō'nĕnt)
An element forming a part of the whole.
[L. com-pono, pp. -positus, to place together]

com·po·nent

(kŏm-pō'nĕnt)
An element forming a part of the whole.
[L. com-pono, pp. -positus, to place together]

component(s),

n a part or element.
component, A,
component of force,
component of partial denture,
component, salivary,
n See lysozyme.
component, thromboplastic cellular (TCC),
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The historian evidently decomposes Alexander's power into the components: Talleyrand, Chateaubriand, and the rest- but the sum of the components, that is, the interactions of Chateaubriand, Talleyrand, Madame de Stael, and the others, evidently does not equal the resultant, namely the phenomenon of millions of Frenchmen submitting to the Bourbons.
On the other side, the component parts of the State governments will in no instance be indebted for their appointment to the direct agency of the federal government, and very little, if at all, to the local influence of its members.
small part of an atom, with its component ions, floating in the life-
How the component parts of the house, few and simple as they were, had been assembled at that almost inaccessible point is a problem in the solution of which there would be greater satisfaction than advantage.
The white light strikes against it, and, with one exception, all its component colors--violet, indigo, green, yellow, orange, and red--are absorbed.
Finally, there is the formal problem of defining truth and falsehood, and deriving the objective reference of a proposition from the meanings of its component words.
And Billy belonged here, by elemental right, a part of them and of it, a master-part and a component, along with the spidery-delicate, narrow-boxed, wide- and yellow-wheeled, rubber-tired rig, efficient and capable, as different as he was different from the other man who had taken her out behind stolid, lumubering horses.
There is no need for me to say whether my own opinion does or does not sanction the disclosure of the remarkable family story, of which my narrative forms an important component part.
Then, on any article being handed to her, for instance, a pencil, or a watch, she would select the component letters, and arrange them on her board, and read them with apparent pleasure.
But, she had scarcely thought more of separating them into units, than of separating the sea itself into its component drops.
Pickwick, and making his way through the crowd by the infallible process of elbowing the countenances of its component members.
The good effect of this politic course was demonstrated by the speedy arrive of a small pewter pyramid, curously constructed of platters and covers, whereof the boiled-beef-plates formed the base, and a foaming quart-pot the apex; the structure being resolved into its component parts afforded all things requisite and necessary for a hearty meal, to which Mr Swiveller and his friend applied themselves with great keenness and enjoyment.