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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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This peak may represent leptin bound to higher molecular mass serum proteins, as described previously (15-22).
In contrast, uremic toxins that contain an indole ring and HA were primarily bound to site II, another major drug-binding area, which is located in subdomain IIIA of the HSA structure [17].
Once bound to DNA, the estrogen/estrogen receptor complex modulates the transcription of target genes (11,12) through which it exerts its effects.
Based on a proprietary solid phase matrix called Xtra Bind(TM), nucleic acid is bound to the surface of the Xtra Bind(TM) material which is coated on the inside of traditional PCR tubes or the wells of microtiter plates.
Sickle hemoglobin without oxygen bound to it is stickier than normal, so many of these molecules cluster together in long rods.
However, when bound to the Xtra Bind(TM) matrix, RNA is more stable than current methods and can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
Hendrickson of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Columbia University in New York finally created a crystal of the protein bound to two other molecules.
Nasdaq:AMGN) report on the determination of the three-dimensional X-ray crystal structure of erythropoietin (EPO) bound to its receptor.
To understand the interactions that determine the size and shape of an atomic nucleus, it helps to have a detailed picture of the simplest possible combination: a proton bound to a neutron.