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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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Australias geographic location also makes it an ideal base from which to export products to Asia, where demand for complementary medicines and nutritional supplements is growing and where Australian vitamins, minerals, supplements and health products are highly regarded.
Total spending on purchases related to self-care approaches (for example self-help materials, such as books or CDs, related to complementary health topics) was $2.
The aim of the questionnaire was to know the attitude of pediatricians toward use of complementary and TM in treating children aged 0-12 years.
As per table 6, among complementary food, biscuit (32%) was nearly as popular as daliya (32%) or banana (31%).
This will re-establish the relevance and respectability of both the conventional and complementary health systems to progress to a healthier Australia.
While that report provides some evidence that relaxation, acupuncture, and massage may be useful in managing pain during childbirth, it is always extremely important to consider safety before using any complementary health products and practices during pregnancy.
The draft regulations propose amendments to the current general regulations to the Medicines and Controlled Substances Act, which will bring complementary medicines into the same legal framework as allopathic medicines such as antibiotics and insulin.
The ONS Complementary and Integrative Therapies Special Interest Group (http://pni.
Endorsing the complementary budget at this time is for electoral purposes," he concluded.
The evidence seems to be stacking up in favour of complementary therapy.
The Government said the voluntary register will help protect people who use complementary therapies.
The major reason risk is used in arguments for complementary medicine regulation is that it is actually the only criteria by which health professions are even considered for regulation.

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