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bound

(bownd),
1. Limited; circumscribed; enclosed.
2. Denoting a substance, such as iodine, phosphorus, calcium, morphine, or some other drug, which is not in readily diffusible form but exists in combination with a high molecular weight substance, especially protein.
3. Fixed to a receptor, such as on a cell membrane.

bound

(bound)
1. restrained or confined; not free.
2. held in chemical combination.

bound

(B, BD) (bownd)
1. Limited; circumscribed; attached; enclosed.
2. Denoting a substance, such as iodine, phosphorus, calcium, morphine, or some other drug, which is not in readily diffusible form but exists in combination with a high molecular weight substance, especially protein.

bound

(bownd)
1. Limited; circumscribed; enclosed.
2. Denoting a substance which is not in readily diffusible form but exists in combination with a high molecular weight substance, especially protein.

bound

said of electrolytes and hormones circulating in the blood, i.e. bound to protein molecules and not immediately available functionally. See also unbound.

Patient discussion about bound

Q. My friend has Progressive MS, he is bound to a wheelchair, Prognosis? How can I help? He must be moved by a Hoyer Lift, he has caregivers. He has a beautiful voice and does have enough ability to move in his chair around local community. He has some bad days with spacicity, I want to help but am unsure as to how? He is 60? or so and lives on his own, he has had MS for many years and a number of complications, such as pneumonia and decubitus. Please help me to help him!

A. There are a number of ideas and resources for social and recreational activities (i.e. wheelchair sports, dancing, travel, aviation, etc.) that may be helpful, which can be found at www.mobility-advisor.com.

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Among seven people with sickle-cell disease and five without it, breathing various concentrations of nitric oxide did not change the affinity with which sickle hemoglobin bound to oxygen in blood drawn from the test subjects, Gladwin and his colleagues reported in the October 1999 JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION.
By comparing how much natural hormone bound to the receptors or binding proteins-with and without the pollutant-he was able to measure the binding of the pseudohormone.
Torkild Andersen and his collaborators are using the new storage ring ASTRID at Aarhus University in Denmark to investigate the weak interactions of electrons loosely bound to atoms and simple molecules.
Wilson and his Scripps colleagues used another approach: They coaxed labgrown fruit fly cells into manufacturing empty MHC-I molecules, which the researchers bound to viral peptides.
Lerner and his co-workers spotted what looked like DNA bound to the cell membranes.
Riggs' team added radioactively labeled estrogen to bone cells, then counted how many estrogen molecules bound to sites in the nuclei.