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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.
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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
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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 genomic coordinates corresponding to the breakpoints on derivative chromosome(s) were the same in all samples collected from a given patient, confirming their clonal relatedness in 18 of 18 patients.
The EUCAST guidelines provide robust, clinically relevant breakpoints supported by substantial MIC data that are freely available (www.eucast.org), thereby supporting and facilitating the implementation of MIC-based AST results.
Under the old approach, each drug manufacturer updated its drug labeling with new breakpoint information, which had to be reviewed and approved by the FDA on a case-by-case basis.
By point estimate and confidence interval, the breakpoints and the shifts of the difference series can be detected and estimated.
Although the breakpoints in the IGH gene are clustered at the JH region, the breakpoints in the BCL2 gene are widely distributed over a 30-kb span, including the major breakpoint regions 1 and 2 (MBR1, MBR2), the minor cluster regions 1 and 2 (mcrl, mcr2), and some less common regions (9).
B Diffracted P-wave, is formed by the diffraction of the direct P-wave when propagating to breakpoint of the fault.
Characterization of the Breakpoints. LIMS1F2-RANBP2R4 PCR and LIMS1F3-RANBP2R4 PCR showed specific bands for the patient, and not for his parents, of approximately 11 kb and 6 kb, respectively (data not show).
The on-chip debug capability provides functions as breakpoint, single stepping, and external breaking, etc.
For metronidazole, moxifloxacin, and vancomycin categorical agreement between agar dilution and tentative interpretative criteria for disk diffusion was evaluated using CLSI and EUCAST breakpoints for agar dilution.
In accordance with the CLSI recommendations, the results were interpreted using the breakpoints of penicillin and ceftriaxone for meningeal and non-meningeal strains (4).