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component

 [com-po´nent]
1. a constituent element or part.
2. one part of a prosthesis system.
clinical c's the three classification schemes that make up the omaha system: the problem classification scheme arranges 40 nursing diagnoses (called client problems) into four different domains; the intervention scheme assigns nursing interventions to the client problems; and the problem rating scale for outcomes assigns ratings to describe the client's problem-specific knowledge, behavior, and status at various points in the treatment process. See Appendix on the Omaha System.
M component [Myeloma or Macroglobulinemia] structurally homogeneous protein in serum or urine appearing as a sharp spike in the beta or gamma globulin region on protein electrophoresis. The protein is in most cases a monoclonal immunoglobulin or heavy chain fragment, or a monoclonal immunoglobulin light chain or light chain fragment, either alone or with monoclonal immunoglobulin containing the same light chain. M components are characteristic of plasma cell dyscrasias.
performance c's see performance components.
plasma thromboplastin component (PTC) factor IX, one of the coagulation factors.

com·po·nent

(kom-pō'nent),
An element forming a part of the whole.
[L. com-pono, pp. -positus, to place together]

component

/com·po·nent/ (kum-po´nent)
1. a constituent element or part.
2. in neurology, a series of neurons forming a functional system for conducting the afferent and efferent impulses in the somatic and splanchnic mechanisms of the body.

M component  an abnormal monoclonal immunoglobulin occurring in the serum in plasma cell dyscrasias, formed by proliferating concentrations of immunoglobulin-producing cells.
plasma thromboplastin component  (PTC) coagulation factor IX.

component

[kəmpō′nənt]
Etymology: L, componere, to assemble
a significant part of a larger unit.

com·po·nent

(kŏm-pō'nĕnt)
An element forming a part of the whole.
[L. com-pono, pp. -positus, to place together]

com·po·nent

(kŏm-pō'nĕnt)
An element forming a part of the whole.
[L. com-pono, pp. -positus, to place together]

component(s),

n a part or element.
component, A,
component of force,
component of partial denture,
component, salivary,
n See lysozyme.
component, thromboplastic cellular (TCC),
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As shown in our study, sterile filtered native saliva containing ghrelin and many other salivary components accelerates keratinocyte proliferation, demonstrating the importance of saliva for oral health.
The biochemical and physical chemical properties of these salivary components and their interaction functions in the body.
1) Protective factors can include salivary flow, salivary components (such as calcium), salivary fluoride levels, and antibacterial agents.