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complementary

/com·ple·men·ta·ry/ (kom″plĕ-men´tah-re)
1. supplying a defect, or helping to do so; making complete; accessory.
2. in biochemistry, pertaining to the specific pairing between purine and pyrimidine bases in two nucleotide strands.

complementary

(kŏm′plə-mĕn′tə-rē, -trē)
adj.
1. Of or relating to complementary medicine.
2. Genetics Of or relating to a group of genes that act in concert to produce a specific phenotype.
3. Biochemistry Of or relating to the specific pairing of the purines and pyrimidines between strands of a DNA or an RNA molecule.

com′ple·men′ta·ri·ly (-tə-rə-lē, -trə-lē, -mĕn-târ′ə-lē) adv.
com′ple·men′ta·ri·ness n.

complementary

Of a NUCLEOTIDE or nucleotide sequence the base, or bases, of which can link to one or more other bases to form a BASE PAIR or a sequence of base pairs.

Complementary

Something that serves to fill out or complete something else.
Mentioned in: Kinesiology, Applied
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In 2006, the University of Western Sydney (UWS) engaged in three complementary medicines research projects.
Complementary therapies have become an integral part of health care in the United States.
Medical schools are underscoring the industry's popularity by integrating complementary and alternative medicine into the curriculum, and many hospitals, including Beth Israel in New York, the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, now operate CAM centers.
Called Complementary Solutions, the conference will takes place at the Copthorne Hotel in Newcastle on June 4, and will feature presentations and workshops.
Medical schools, including Georgetown and the University of Minnesota, are receiving grants from the government and other organizations to finance clinical studies and to integrate complementary techniques into their curricula.
A poll found that 68 per cent of Britons - equivalent to around 30 million people - thought complementary disciplines, which also include areas such as naturopathy and nutrition, could be as valid as conventional medicine.
Midlanders are the most bashful in Britain about discussing complementary medicine with their GPs, fearing they might disapprove, new research has shown.
SEVEN out of 10 patients want to discuss complementary medicine with their GPs but many fear they might disapprove, says a report.
Complementary Medicine at the Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth celebrates its tenth anniversary.
has patented a nucleic acid sequence, called "polyribozyme", which has an endoribonuclease activity and is capable of inactivating the gene for the capsid protein of a virus, characterized in that it comprises: i) a sequence complementary to at least a part of the gene or its transcript or to its replication intermediates and, includes at distinct sites in this complementary sequence: ii) a plurality of ribozyme catalytic regions; iii) and, optionally, one or more sequences non-complementary to the transcript of the said gene, the said non-complementary sequence(s) being inserted between two consecutive bases of the complementary sequence.
The more properly descriptive terminology of alternative and complementary medicine became generally accepted.
Yet more than two decades later, Eisenberg is arguably the nation's premier academic doctor involved in the growing field of research into complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)--sometimes also called "integrative medicine.

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