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bound

(bownd),
1. Limited; circumscribed; enclosed.
2. Denoting a substance, such as iodine, phosphorus, calcium, morphine, or some other drug, which is not in readily diffusible form but exists in combination with a high molecular weight substance, especially protein.
3. Fixed to a receptor, such as on a cell membrane.

bound

(bound)
1. restrained or confined; not free.
2. held in chemical combination.

bound

(B, BD) (bownd)
1. Limited; circumscribed; attached; enclosed.
2. Denoting a substance, such as iodine, phosphorus, calcium, morphine, or some other drug, which is not in readily diffusible form but exists in combination with a high molecular weight substance, especially protein.

bound

(bownd)
1. Limited; circumscribed; enclosed.
2. Denoting a substance which is not in readily diffusible form but exists in combination with a high molecular weight substance, especially protein.

bound

said of electrolytes and hormones circulating in the blood, i.e. bound to protein molecules and not immediately available functionally. See also unbound.

Patient discussion about bound

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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The thermooxidative data shown in the lower part of table 3 clearly shows a major difference between samples AR and CR without bound antioxidant on the one hand (exotherm onsets between 142-158[degrees centrigrade] and samples DR and FR with a bound antioxidant (exotherm onsets of 218[degrees centigrade] on the other.
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