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break·point

(brāk'poynt),
In helminth epidemiology, the critical mean wormload in a community, below which the helminth mating frequency is too low to maintain reproduction. Below this level, helminth infection in the community will progressively decline, ultimately to zero.
Infectious diseases A level of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) at which a bacterium is deemed either susceptible or resistant to an antibiotic being used
Molecular biology A site in the DNA’s double helix where there is an interruption of both strands of nucleotides
Vox populi A popular term for a quantitative value or ‘point’ at which an event—e.g., a decision, action, or other response—is initiated

break·point

(brāk'poynt)
1. In helminth epidemiology, the critical mean wormload in a community, below which the helminth mating frequency is too low to maintain reproduction. Below this level, helminth infection in the community will progressively decline, ultimately to zero.
2. A point in any continuous process or function at which an interruption, cessation, or change occurs.
3. In antimicrobial therapy, concentration of an antibiotic that can be achieved in body fluids or target sites during optimal therapy.
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The value of breakpoint register is set as AAH; the value of ACC register is 00H;DBG_ CMD which is the instruction register to designate the operation mode, values 41H here.
All strains were susceptible to metronidazole, and the highest MIC value was 2 [micro]g/mL, two dilutions bellow the susceptibility breakpoint of 8 [micro]g/mL recommended by the CLSI.
Both are aimed at capturing the reduction or changes in the expected mappability should the putative breakpoint position lie within 1 of the Y - k subsequences.
AC], breakpoint B is more reasonable to be connected with point A.
If a case was classified as meningitis on the basis of the patient's clinical presentation but pneumococcus was isolated from blood rather than CSF, the new meningitis breakpoints were applied to the blood isolate (1).
In the collection stage, we use a series of letters and calls aimed at the next psychological breakpoint.
1 per cent of receiving - so the impact of a player converting a breakpoint chance can often turn the fate of a match firmly in their favour.
The objective of the algorithm is to determine the optimal location of each breakpoint individually.
Henman secured his first breakpoint of the morning at 40-30 with a chance to level the set at 3-3 ( but Zabaleta recovered to maintain his two-game lead.
The Myeloid Lymphoid Leukemia (MLL) breakpoint cluster region is located on the long arm of chromosome 11.
Depending on the breakpoint on the chromosome, a patient might have small-type CES 1 or large-type CES II.