blunt end

blunt end

In a health care institution, the administrative or bureaucratic apparatus that supports and often directs patient care. Individuals actually providing the care (aides, midlevel pesonnel, nurses, and physicians) are said to work at the “sharp end” of health care.

blunt end

An ending in DNA in which both strands of the molecule stop at the same base-pair so that no single strand protrudes.

blunt end

the terminus of a NUCLEIC ACID DUPLEX, in which the two strands of the MOLECULE are base-paired along their entire length, so that there is no overhanging 3'- or 5' END. It is sometimes called the FLUSH END. see DNA STRUCTURE, RESTRICTION ENZYME. Compare OVERHANGING END.

blunt end

the end of a DNA molecule in which both strands are of the same length.

blunt end ligation
the joining of nucleotides at the end of two duplex DNA molecules.
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The blunt end had been trimmed and rounded off with a knife.
Now the Royal Hampshire County Hospital at Winchester plans to put plastic butterfly clips on the blunt end of needles.
As one analyst put it: "Britain's at the blunt end of the cutting edge.
This is the blunt end of Scottish football but attendance has doubled for this first round tie.
A year ago teacher Carole Leach, 37, whose family live in Coleford, Somerset, was found murdered with the blunt end of a machete.
The court heard Richardson, who didn't give evidence, has a record for violent assaults, including one where he used the blunt end of an axe to hit someone and could be heard on the 999 tape: "He [Mr Almond] has been assaulted.
The battle of Flodden was one of the bloodiest ever fought on British soil and Sadler's descriptive powers encapsulate the pain felt by those at the blunt end of the argument.
After shooting at Mr Jones, he then beat him on the head with the blunt end of the gun in a "sustained attack.
Local government services have been hit hardest (by national budget cuts), we get the blunt end of the stick.
One of the shells has a blunt end and could be a gas shell.