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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.

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]

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.

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]

Reservoir

A population in which a virus is maintained without causing serious illness to the infected individuals.
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"vous avez sendoute ete surpris de ne pas resevoir une lettre de moi mais je ne sait que vous aimez et non pas vous acrire." Fonds Enfantin 7626, Correspondance des Principaux Saint Simoniens de 1832 a 1845, f.
Inhalation was from a 1-way valved resevoir bag filled with oxygen or an air/oxygen mixture that was produced by placing a metering device on the oxygen flowmeter.
Relying on interviews, studies from various organizations as the World Health Organization, the US department of Health and Human Services, legal suits, brokerage reports, congressional hearings, newspaper articles, magazine stories, SEC filings, professional journals, and a resevoir of many other sources (all of which are mentioned in the Notes section at the back of the book), the authors deliver legitimate arguments illustrating how an assortment of factors have crawled into the system with calamitous effects.
Cloth towels which become damp and contaminated (3) can act as a resevoir for bacteria (14) and therefore have the potential to be a significant source of infection.
Standard features include pump, resevoir, low fluid level detector and a detachable power cord with plug available in three global power configurations.
It's a pity NBC couldn't have tapped into that unique resevoir of life and do something a little more innovative.
The plan, elevation and section are required of a resevoir for water, which will be supposed to be collected in it in the greatest abundance for the convenience and ornament of a metropolis.
Fiber optic technology opens resevoir window, Journal of Petroleum Technology, February 2002
They also have tandem scroll compressors with Smart Cool technology that allows one compressor to shut off when process water reaches the setpoint temperature Other features include a stainless, brazed plate evaporation, 80-gal resevoir, and nonferrous process piping.
Roads, urban development, and resource extraction in the Crowsnest Pass area threaten to cut off an island of bear habitat - dominated by the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness area - from the larger resevoir of bears to the north.