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de·sat·u·ra·tion

(dē'sat-yū-rā'shŭn),
1. The act, or the result of the act, of making something less completely saturated; more specifically, the percentage of total binding sites remaining unfilled; for example, when hemoglobin is 70% saturated with oxygen and nothing else, its desaturation is 30%. Compare: saturation (5).
2. The process or reaction of removal of two hydrogen atoms from a molecule, resulting in the formation of a double bond.

desaturation

/de·sat·u·ra·tion/ (de-sach″ah-ra´shun) the process of converting a saturated compound to one that is unsaturated, such as the introduction of a double bond between carbon atoms of a fatty acid.

desaturation

[dēsach′ərā′shən]
Etymology: L, de, from, saturare, to fill
the formation of an unsaturated chemical compound from a saturated one.

de·sat·u·ra·tion

(dē-sat'yūr-ā'shŭn)
The act, or the result of the act, of making something less completely saturated; more specifically, the percentage of total binding sites remaining unfilled, e.g., when hemoglobin is 70% saturated with oxygen and nothing else, its desaturation is 30%.
Compare: saturation (5)

de·sat·u·ra·tion

(dē-sat'yūr-ā'shŭn)
The act, or the result of the act, of making something less completely saturated.

desaturation (dēsat´yərā´shən),

n the conversion of a saturated compound such as stearin into an unsaturated compound such as olein by the removal of hydrogen.

desaturation

insertion of double bonds; process of insertion of double bonds in the carboxyl end of fatty acids.
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Our findings that prolonged oxygen desaturation, shorter sleep time and higher heart rate were associated with diabetes are consistent with the pathophysiological mechanisms thought to underlie the relationship between OSA and diabetes," he stated.