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contaminant

 [kon-tam´ĭ-nant]
something that causes contamination.

con·tam·i·nant

(kon-tam'i-nant),
An impurity; any material of an extraneous nature associated with a chemical, a pharmaceutical preparation, a physiologic principle, or an infectious agent.

contaminant

/con·tam·i·nant/ (kon-tam´in-int) something that causes contamination.

contaminant

[kəntam′inənt]
Etymology: L, contaminare, to bring in contact
an agent that causes contamination, pollution, or spoilage, such as a mold spore that makes food unsafe to eat.

contaminant

An impurity; any substance or material found in a system (the environment, human body, food, etc.) where it is not normally found.

Clinical chemistry
A substance in a patient specimen that may skew diagnostic results.
 
Microbiology
A microorganism not found in a patient, which may grow in culture and provide erroneous results.
 
Pharmacology
An undesired adulterant.
 
Surgical pathology
See Floater.

contaminant

An impurity, any substance or material that enters a system–the environment, human body, food, etc. where it is not normally found Clinical chemistry A substance in a Pt specimen that may skew diagnostic results Microbiology A microorganism not found in a Pt, which may grow in culture and provide erroneous results Pharmacology An undesired adulterant Surgical pathology See Floater–surgical pathology.

con·tam·i·nant

(kŏn-tam'i-nănt)
An impurity; any extraneous material associated with a chemical, a pharmaceutical preparation, a physiologic principle, or an infectious agent.

contaminant

an organism, usually a microorganism, introduced into a pure culture.

con·tam·i·nant

(kŏn-tam'i-nănt)
An impurity; any material of an extraneous nature associated with a pharmaceutical preparation, a principle, or infectious agent.

contaminant

something that causes contamination.

Patient discussion about contaminant

Q. I'm concerned that my calcium supplements are contaminated w seashells or cow bones. Which brands are best

A. there should be labeled as "from animal source".
here is something that helped me choose:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/calcium-supplements/AN00964

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More detailed information on ATSDR's toxicological evaluation of contaminant mixtures for this site can be found in the documents referenced below (U.
Average contaminant concentration for cases 1, 3 and 5 is depicted in figure 7(a).
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Our past experience found that it is very difficult to obtain a good agreement on contaminant concentrations calculated and measured, but discrepancies are acceptable for such a study.
This study sought to quantify and assess the risk for tissue floaters and contaminants in the 2 areas that are the source for most floaters: the water bath and the traditional linear H&E stainer.
The media in both the north and south have also carried stories about contaminant levels and scientific research findings (Anonymous, 1988; Schmidt, 2002; CBC News Online, 2002; World Wildlife Fund, 2002).
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