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1. To liberate material stored in the body; more specifically, to move a substance from tissue stores into the bloodstream.
2. To excite quiescent material to physiologic activity.
[Fr. mobiliser, to liberate, make ready, fr. L. mobilis, movable]


v. mobi·lized, mobi·lizing, mobi·lizes
To release or make available, as cells or chemical substances: hormones that mobilize calcium from bones.

mo′bi·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.


1. To incite to physiological action.
2. To render movable; to put in movement.
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Its conventional forces include nearly 3 million troops, 92 mobilizable divisions, 4,100 combat aircraft, and 115 naval combatants.
The differences in effect in cross-sectional analyses may reflect a differential effect of mobilizable versus long-term lead stores; however, given the similarity in trends, the differences are more likely the result of the higher uncertainties in patella measurement (Cheng et al.
The lysosomal membrane glycoproteins Lamp-1 and Lamp-2 are present in mobilizable organelles, but are absent from the azurophil granules of human neutrophils.
These integrons are still mobilizable (28) but chromosomal location may make them more likely to be disseminated through clonal expansion than through horizontal gene transfer, particularly in the absence of antimicrobial selective pressure.
Because patella lead is a more readily mobilizable bone source of lead than tibia lead, it may be a better marker in the association with HRV.
Mobilizable IncQ-related plasmid carrying a new quinolone resistance gene, qnrS2, isolated from the bacterial community of a wastewater treatment plant.
One study measured perinatal maternal bone lead level as an index of mobilizable maternal lead burden during the course of pregnancy (Gomaa et al.
Resistance traits could be transferred by conjugation, often en bloc, suggesting a linkage of the corresponding resistance genes in self-transferable or mobilizable plasmids.

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