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ex·cit·ed state

the condition of an atom or molecule after absorbing energy, which may be the result of exposure to light, electricity, elevated temperature, or a chemical reaction; such activation may be a necessary prelude to a chemical reaction or to the emission of light.
Synonym(s): activated state

activated state

A state in which chemical reactants are at their highest energy level, which is related to the potential energy in high-energy phosphates.
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In vitro studies showed no change in the expression of CD61 in resting and activated state.
To further examine the effects of [gamma]-oryzanol on the adiponectin secretion in the NF-[kappa]B activated state, dose dependency of [gamma]-oryzanol was evaluated in the adiponectin secretion under NF-[kappa]B activated condition (Fig.
When the temperature is increased rapidly, the conversion from the deactivated state to the activated state is increased.
This chronically activated state, termed exhaustion, is an immunological hallmark of chronic viral infections, such as HIV.
They discovered a significant concentration of these immune system modulators in the semen relative to the blood, which could boost viral replication by creating an environment where target cells are kept in an activated state.
In this activated state, ech2o is an effective cleaning agent that poses no harm to the surfaces or finishes it cleans, or to people using the technology.
The broad-spectrum phosphatase inhibitors included in the PhosphoGuard(TM) kit have been used by TMD to enable analysis of activated state proteins in clinical trials for a number of targeted cancer therapies including Tykerb (lapatinib/GSK, see ASCO 2006 Annual Meeting abstract # 502).
The MetaProbe compounds transform from a diagnostically inactive state to an activated state only in response to highly specific interactions with molecules active in human disease.
Designed to support very fast digital transmission of text, images, voice and video over ordinary twisted-pair wire, this device has a high-transmission performance of 6km (19,685ft) and has decreased power consumption over earlier devices with an average of 250mW in activated state, and only 18mW in deactivated state.