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phase

 [fāz]
1. one of the aspects or stages through which a varying entity may pass.
2. In physical chemistry, any physically or chemically distinct, homogeneous, and mechanically separable part of a system.
phase 0 in cardiac physiology, the phase representing the upstroke of the action potential, in which rapid depolarization occurs after the cell reaches or is driven to threshold potential. It is the result of the opening of fast sodium channels and calcium channels.
phase 1 in cardiac physiology, the initial rapid repolarization phase of the action potential, caused by the closure of the fast sodium channels and an exodus of potassium from the cell.
phase 2 in cardiac physiology, the phase representing the plateau of the action potential, which contributes to the refractory period of the heart; there is a slow entry of calcium into the cell. It is the result of a balance between inward and outward currents and is particularly long in Purkinje and ventricular cells.
phase 3 in cardiac physiology, the terminal rapid repolarization phase of the action potential; it begins with the closing of the slow channels, resulting in an exodus of potassium from the cell and the activation of the sodium-potassium pump. The result is reestablishment of the normal resting potential.
phase 4 in cardiac physiology, the phase representing electrical diastole, i.e. the time between action potentials. It is the resting phase of the electrical cardiac cycle and is steadily maintained in nonpacemaker cells. In pacemaker cells, the membrane potential is normally reduced slowly until threshold potential is reached; if there is an outside stimulus, it may be driven down more rapidly.
continuous phase in a heterogeneous system, the component in which the disperse phase is distributed, corresponding to the solvent in a true solution. See also colloid.
disperse phase the discontinuous portion of a heterogeneous system, corresponding to the solute in a true solution.
G1 phase a part of the cell cycle during interphase, lasting from the end of cell division (the M phase) until the start of DNA synthesis (the S phase).
G2 phase a relatively quiescent part of the cell cycle during interphase, lasting from the end of DNA synthesis (the S phase) until the start of cell division (the M phase).
M phase the part of the cell cycle during which mitosis occurs; subdivided into prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase.
S phase a part of the cell cycle near the end of interphase, during which DNA is synthesized; it comes between the G1 and G2 phases.

ex·ter·nal phase

the medium or fluid in which a disperse is suspended.

continuous phase

Etymology: L, continuare, to unite; Gk, phasis, appearance
the phase of a colloidal solution corresponding to that of the solvent of a true solution. Also called dispersion medium, external phase.

phase

1. one of the aspects or stages through which a varying entity may pass.
2. In physical chemistry, a component that is homogeneous of itself, bounded by an interface, and mechanically separable from other phases of the system.

continuous phase
in a heterogeneous system, the component in which the disperse phase is distributed, corresponding to the solvent in a true solution.
disperse phase
the discontinuous portion of a heterogeneous system, corresponding to the solute in a true solution.
phase feeding
a poultry feeding strategy based on varying the amount and kind of feed fed with varying egg production levels, body weight, age, environmental temperature and cost of feed ingredients.
phase plate
a critical component of a phase microscope.
phase transition temperature
temperature, usually between 30°C and 40°C, at which biological membranes change from a rigid gel phase to a thinner, more fluid phase.
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For example, hybrids having a pMDI continuous phase will have lower surface tensions and will wet more effectively than hybrids with an aqueous PF continuous phase.
Note: Concentrations of thickener and surfactant are expressed as wt% of the continuous phase and concentrations of dispersant are expressed as wt% of pigment.
3], while the continuous phase density was that for naphtha-diluted bitumen (N/B = 0.
Microspheres were formed after a series of steps like, solvent extraction solvent evaporation and dilution of the continuous phase.
The winning project, "Large Aperture Continuous Phase Plate Optics Manufactured Using Magnetorheological Finishing", cites QED Technologies' Magnetorheological Finishing (MRF([R])) technology as enabling the manufacture, precision and world-class performance of continuous phase plates.
After the polymerization, the final product was purified with the following procedures: to remove the majority of the stabilizer PDMC and AS, the continuous phase was separated from the aqueous dispersion by centrifugation at 14,000 rpm.
The continuous phase has a 40[degrees]C glass transition, indicating a polylactide homopolymer; this continuous phase can be oriented, changing the implant's properties.
A thermoplastic elastomer composition comprising a continuous phase composed of a modified polyamide resin (A) and a dispersed phase composed of a halogenated isoolefin/para-alkylstyrene copolymer rubber (B) is provided.
The calcium silicate in the cement will hydrate and form a continuous phase.
The pegmatite occurs as a continuous phase along the linear margin of the granite for a strike length of approximately 10 kilometres.
NOTE: Concentrations of thickener are expressed as wt% of the continuous phase and concentrations of dispersant are expressed as wt% of pigment.

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