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cross-link

 [kros´link″]
a bond formed between polymer chains, either between different chains or between different parts of the same chain.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cross-link

(kros'lingk),
A covalent linkage between two polymers or between two different regions of the same polymer.
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cross-link

(krôs′lĭngk′, krŏs′-)
n.
A chemical bond formed between adjacent chains of a complex molecule such as a polymer.
v. cross-linked, cross-linking, cross-links
v.tr.
To join (adjacent chains of a complex molecule) with cross-links.
v.intr.
To form cross-links.
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To determine if corneal cross-linking may be right for them, patients can contact Jackson Eye at 847-356-0700; www.myjacksoneye.com.
Ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA), poly(ethylene glycol diacrylate) (PEGDA), and hydroxyl ethyl cellulose (Sigma Aldrich) were used as cross-linking agents.
For the cross-linking heat treatment, native potato starch was cross-linked using a mixture of sodium trimetaphosphate and sodium tripolyphosphate at a ratio of 99 to 1, and then heated at 94 C for 20 minutes.
The agreement provides that the Phase 3 clinical trial design, which includes clinical endpoints, trial population and statistical analyses, adequately address objectives that, if met, would form the primary basis of a regulatory submission to obtain FDA approval of Avedro's epi-on cross-linking treatment.
This study highlights several contributions related to cellulose-modified materials: (i) the development of a greater understanding of semicrystalline/amorphous domains of cellulose and cross-linking and (ii) the use of a multi-instrumental study of cellulose and its cross-linked forms to develop an improved understanding of pillaring effects and adsorption-based properties.
Group II, group III, and group IV, with the exception of group I, were defined as crosslinking groups, from which right eyes were selected and subjected to sclera collagen cross-linking therapy via minimally invasive riboflavin/UVA treatment.
The fracturing fluid applied in the field contained approximately 0.35 wt.% high-molecular-weight guar, 0.36 wt.% cross-linking agent (i.e., organic borate), 0.7 wt.% cross-linking regulator (i.e., alkali), 1 wt.% temperature stabilizing agent (i.e., antioxidant), 1 wt.% flowback surfactant, 1 wt.% demulsifier, and traces of other additives.
The results of the investigation of tensile stress-strain properties showed the influence of radiation cross-linking compared to those of the unirradiated EOC/CNT specimens (Fig.
Parasurgical therapy for keratoconus by riboflavin-ultraviolet type A rays induced cross-linking of corneal collagen; preliminary refractive results in an Italian study.
It has been reported that chitosan fibers have high degree of cross-linking at pH 3 of ~85% [36], close to the pH used in our protocol.
(i) Studies in humans have demonstrated the ability of cross-linking to control corneal infections and stop melting in those patients in whom pharmacological management is ineffective.
While reviewing the literature, it is helpful to distinguish mechanisms that play a role in purified fibrin clots and mechanisms that play a role in plasma or whole blood clots where cross-linking of other proteins could occur.