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attenuated

[əten′yo̅o̅·ā′tid]
Etymology: L, attenuare, to make thin
pertaining to the dilution of a solution or the reduction in virulence or toxicity of a microorganism or a drug by weakening it.

attenuated

adjective Medtalk
1. Reduced in virulence or infectivity.
2. Thin, minimal, markedly reduced or decreased.

attenuated

Weakened or reduced, and so altered in characteristics so as no longer to be dangerous. The term is applied to organisms that have been specially cultured so as to reduce their virulence and make them suitable for use in vaccines.

Attenuated

Alive but weakened; an attenuated microorganism can no longer produce disease.
Mentioned in: Tuberculin Skin Test

attenuated

having undergone a process of attenuation.

attenuated breath sounds
normal breath sounds audible via a stethoscope over the lungs.
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Some of the key features of the MET-Clear are fully custom fit to each individual; dual filter system; non-linear filter with varied "mini-orifices" to train your hearing; 21 decibel attenuated filter and the ability to utilize other standard reduction filters; made from a proprietary soft fit material; and a removable pop-cord.
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Initially the filaments are quenched by cold air near the spinnerette face to be solidified then attenuated using high speed air.
lead author of the paper and professor at Seattle BioMed, said that in this paper they have showed that genetically engineered parasites are a promising, viable option for developing a malaria vaccine, and that they are currently engineering the next generation of attenuated parasite strains with the aim to enter clinical studies soon.
The Role of Nasal IgA in Children Vaccinated With Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine.
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The gymnasium-style system requires five layers to produce a resilient sound attenuated hardwood, wide plank floor, starting with the level concrete slab through the installation of the solid wood planks.
Vaccinating a pregnant woman with the live attenuated BCG vaccine is generally not recommended, but may be indicated if the woman works in a setting where many patients are infected with resistant strains of TB.
Attenuated influenza produced by experimental intranasal inoculation.
Baseline and poststress cortisol responses were significantly attenuated among the infants of the depressed mothers, compared with those of nondepressed mothers.
In contrast to live attenuated vaccines, only a small portion of the genetic material will be used, therefore there is no risk that the vaccine could mutate or combine with naturally occurring influenza viruses to produce new strains, or recombine with human influenza strains which would have devastating global consequences.
The artist has in years past appropriated more explicitly from existing narratives--fairy tales, folk legends, and medieval epic poems among them--fundamentally restructuring each along theretofore unexposed internal fault lines, rendering previously sutured structures as dislocated, attenuated, flattened, turned inside out.