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1. to wrap with a binder or bandage.
2. to form a weak, reversible chemical bond, such as antigen to antibody or hormone to receptor.


1. To confine or encircle with a band or bandage.
2. To join together with a band or ligature.
3. To combine or unite molecules by means of reactive groups, either in the molecules themselves or in a chemical added for that purpose; frequently used in relation to chemical bonds that may be fairly easily broken (that is, noncovalent), as in the binding of a toxin with antitoxin, or a heavy metal with a chelating agent.
4. A close interpersonal relationship in which one person feels compelled to act in a certain way to obtain the approval of another.
[A.S. bindan]


Etymology: AS, binden
1 to bandage or wrap in a band.
2 to join together with a band or with a ligature.
3 (in chemistry) to combine or unite molecules by using reactive groups within the molecules or by using a binding chemical. Binding is especially associated with chemical bonds that are fairly easily broken, such as in the bonds between toxins and antitoxins.


n a feeling of resistance to motion within a joint or tissue. Also called
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Q. My friend has Progressive MS, he is bound to a wheelchair, Prognosis? How can I help? He must be moved by a Hoyer Lift, he has caregivers. He has a beautiful voice and does have enough ability to move in his chair around local community. He has some bad days with spacicity, I want to help but am unsure as to how? He is 60? or so and lives on his own, he has had MS for many years and a number of complications, such as pneumonia and decubitus. Please help me to help him!

A. There are a number of ideas and resources for social and recreational activities (i.e. wheelchair sports, dancing, travel, aviation, etc.) that may be helpful, which can be found at

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The BIND database is being built-up from peer-reviewed literature and from direct submissions, based on the world's most comprehensive integrated bioinformatics standards, including those used by the US National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) for storing biomolecular sequence, taxonomy, structure and literature information.
The authority to bind and loose is securely located in Matthean Christology and in this Gospel's christological understanding of eschatology and salvation history.
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They speculate that small molecules that bind to PrfA's mRNA and stabilize it in its low-temperature, unproductive form could stop a germ's virulence, thereby acting as a novel class of antibiotics.
Chen's group is currently adapting the technique for use with bacterial proteins that bind other heavy metals, such as arsenic.
The human diet contains estrogenic compounds that can bind to estrogen receptors in the body, and much research has focused on whether dietary estrogens can influence the development of cancer.
The scientists sifted through this bacterial library to isolate the microbes that bind to gold particles.
The binding of the ligand causes a conformational change in the receptor that enables the estrogen/estrogen receptor complex to bind as a homodimer ([Alpha]/[Alpha] or [Beta]/[Beta]) or heterodimer ([Alpha]/[Beta]) (8) to specific sites on the DNA, the estrogen response element (ERE) (9,10).