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