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reservoir

 [rez´er-vwahr]
1. a storage place or cavity.
2. an alternate or passive host or carrier that harbors pathogenic organisms without injury to itself and serves as a source from which other individuals can be infected.
cardiotomy reservoir in cardiopulmonary bypass, a collection chamber for blood suctioned from the heart chambers and pericardium.
continent ileal reservoir an intra-abdominal pouch having a volume of at least 500 ml and a valve created from a portion of the ileum, pulled through the stoma, and lying flat against the abdominal wall; it maintains continence of feces and is emptied by a catheter when full. See also continent ileostomy and kock pouch.
ileoanal reservoir see ileoanal reservoir.
Ommaya reservoir a device implanted in the brain for instillation of medication or removal of fluid through a catheter in a lateral ventricle. When used for the direct administration of chemotherapy, it enhances the concentration of medication in brain tissue.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

re·cep·tac·u·lum

, pl.

re·cep·tac·u·la

(rē'sep-tak'yū-lŭm, -lă),
A receptacle.
Synonym(s): reservoir
[L. fr. re-cipio, pp. -ceptus, to receive, fr. capio, to take]
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reservoir

(rĕz′ər-vwär′, -vwôr′, -vôr′)
n.
1. A natural or artificial pond or lake used for the storage and regulation of water.
2. A receptacle or chamber for storing a fluid.
3. Anatomy See cisterna.
4. Medicine An organism or population that directly or indirectly transmits a pathogen while being virtually immune to its effects.
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re·cep·tac·u·lum

, pl. receptacula (rē-sĕp-tak'yū-lŭm, -lă)
A receptacle.
Synonym(s): reservoir.
[L. fr. re-cipio, pp. -ceptus, to receive, fr. capio, to take]
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Reservoir

A population in which a virus is maintained without causing serious illness to the infected individuals.
Mentioned in: Hemorrhagic Fevers
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As of July 9, water volume in the reservoir increased by 924.3 million m3.
"The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on October 25, 2018 was 112.67 billion cubic metre (BCM) which is 70 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs.
Since the autumn, Welsh Water has been draining the reservoir to clear vegetation which had grown while the site was neglected under Western Power Distribution's failed attempt to develop homes there.
The Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir is expected to eventually provide water for 1.7 million people serviced by the North Texas Municipal Water District.
For reservoirs A and B, the Monte Carlo method is used to simulate [N.sub.A] and [N.sub.B] peak flow data points, respectively.
Therefore, the parameters of the wellhead, such as the wellhead injection pressure and injection flow rate, must be prepared before the aforementioned method can be used to obtain the pressure and C[O.sub.2] injection flow rates of the reservoirs. Based on these values, the ratio [P.sub.ki]/[[P.sub.ki]] can be obtained for the i-th reservoir.
Structural Features of Vertical Anisotropic Micropores in Extra Low Permeability Reservoirs
The harrowing video comes as Welsh Water, which maintains around 80 reservoirs, tries to warn people about the freezing temperatures, deadly under-currents and hidden machinery in reservoirs.
"Hydraulic Reservoirs, which are used to power anything from machine tools to garbage trucks, really haven't changed much in design over the past 30 years.
Most of the countries in the world, have set the flood organization by changing the direction of flood water by storing the flood water in the reservoirs for agriculture and power generation to make the country progress, benign and affluent.
HWhat about building your new home in an old reservoir? No, we are not taking about constructing an ark, or even a house boat.
The $750,000 annual investment will allow the MWRD to continue to use the Thornton Transitional Reservoir for storage of floodwater from Thorn Creek through 2020.