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binding

(bīnd'ing),
The perceptual connection between aspects of a visual experience, such that the color of a moving object appears to be unified with the object (for example, whereas movement and color are processed in different brain regions).

binding

The specific adherence of a molecule to one or more others, which reflects complementarity between between them—e.g., enzymes binding to substrates; antibodies to antigens; DNA to complementary strands of nucleic acids.

bind·ing

(bīnd'ing)
The perceptual connection between aspects of a visual experience, such that the color of a moving object appears to be unified with the object (e.g., whereas movement and color are processed in different brain regions).

binding,

n a reversible combination of various drugs with body constituents such as plasma proteins.

binding

1. holding separate units together.
2. in meat hygiene terms, the capacity to absorb and retain water.

binding element
a specific sequence in DNA, usually less than 10 nucleotides, to which a particular protein binds; the tertiary structure of the sequence also influences the binding.
binding quality
a measurement of the binding capacity of a sample, e.g. of meat.
binding test
is used to measure amounts of antigen or antibody by measuring the amount to which it is bound in an immune complex either directly (primary), after separation by precipitation, agglutination or complement fixation (secondary) or the in vivo effects (tertiary).

Patient discussion about binding

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 www.mobility-advisor.com.

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Similarly, lawyers can foster bindingness by incorporating nonlegal agreements into private contracts.
27) To say, as some do, (28) that it binds only our government and our officials--who themselves swear an oath to it to renew its bindingness (29)-evades the most basic reality that the Constitution plays a central role in all of our political lives.
However, since bindingness depends upon other factors, including local value of water in agricultural production and local availability of alternative water supplies, determining the extent to which Bureau ceilings generally are binding requires further research.
But identifying when and where bindingness occurs would require in-depth study of local conditions.
His analysis of the bindingness or obligation-giving force of law involves three principal claims.
I assume that no defender of a Hartian version of positivism would want to make the bindingness of the rule of recognition on officials depend on this kind of individualistic consideration.
The advantage of love as the regulation of moral inclinations is that it does not reduce every particularity to the condition of a formal or universal bindingness [Verbindlichkeit].
42) For Hegel, Kant's notion of bindingness to the moral law merely thwarts all our natural inclinations, so that "the man who listens to his own command of duty"--like the Oriental character--"carries his lord in himself, yet at the same time is his own slave.
But commitmentarianism, unlike consensualism, as we shall see, does not look to one moment to ground the Constitution's bindingness and accordingly does not try to bury the past or to mythologize it.