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indicator

 [in´dĭ-ka″ter]
1. the index finger, or the extensor muscle of the index finger.
2. any substance that indicates the appearance or disappearance of a chemical by a color change or attainment of a certain pH.
prognostic i's factors such as staging, tumor type, and laboratory studies that may indicate treatment effectiveness and outcomes.

in·di·ca·tor

(in'di-kā'tŏr, -tōr),
1. In chemical analysis, a substance that changes color within a certain definite range of pH or oxidation potential, or in any way renders visible the completion of a chemical reaction, for example, litmus, phenolsulfonphthalein.
2. An isotope that is used as a tracer.
3. The labeled substance the distribution of which between reactants of a system is used to determine the amount of analyte present.
[L. one that points out]

indicator

(ĭn′dĭ-kā′tər)
n.
1. One that indicates, especially:
a. A pointer or an index.
b. An instrument used to monitor the operation or condition of an engine, furnace, electrical network, reservoir, or other physical system; a meter or gauge.
c. The needle, dial, or other registering device on such an instrument.
2. Chemistry Any of various substances, such as litmus or phenolphthalein, that indicate the presence, absence, or concentration of another substance or the degree of reaction between two or more substances by means of a characteristic change, especially in color.

in·di·ca·tor

(in'di-kā-tŏr)
1. chemical analysis A substance that changes color within a certain definite range of pH or oxidation potential, or in any way renders visible the completion of a chemical reaction (e.g., litmus, phenolsulfonphthalein).
2. An isotope that is used as a tracer.
3. The labeled substance the distribution of which between reactants of a system is used to determine the amount of analyte present.
[L. one that points out]

indicator

A substance that undergoes an observable change, usually a change of colour, when a chemical alteration occurs in its environment. Indicators may demonstrate changes in acidity, the presence of various substances, such as sugar or protein in body fluids, or alterations in the concentrations of substances. Indicators are widely used in chemistry and in clinical medicine.

in·di·ca·tor

(in'di-kā-tŏr)
1. In chemical analysis, a substance that changes color within a certain definite range of pH or oxidation potential, or in any way renders visible the completion of a chemical reaction, e.g., litmus.
2. An isotope that is used as a tracer.
[L. one that points out]

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