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deleterious

 [del″ĕ-tēr´e-us]
injurious; harmful.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

del·e·te·ri·ous

(del'ĕ-tēr'ē-ŭs),
Injurious; noxious; harmful.
[G. dēlētērios, fr. dēleomai, to injure]
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del·e·te·ri·ous

(del'ĕ-tēr'ē-ŭs)
Injurious; noxious; harmful.
[G. dēlētērios, fr. dēleomai, to injure]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Thus, knowing the importance of the school and the participation of parents and teachers in the development of children's language and in the awareness of the prolonged use of oral habits, this study aims to compare the parents and teachers perspective on the occurrence of deleterious habits in preschool children.
Some factors that were considered for analysis are deleterious selection trait, direct selection model, monogamy mating system, island model with propagule pool migration, and dispersal model.
According to the SIFT analysis, 75 of 345 nsSNPs were classified as being deleterious (for some SNPs, there was low confidence in the findings regarding deleteriousness).
In his model, only functional portions of the genome can be damaged by deleterious mutations; mutations in nonfunctional portions are neutral since functionless parts can be neither damaged nor improved.
PARP inhibitors represent a novel targeted therapy for ovarian cancer, particularly those with deleterious germline or somatic BRCA mutations.
If the PROVEAN score [less than or equal to]-2.5, the protein variant is predicted to have a "deleterious" effect, while if the PROVEAN score is > -2.5, the variant is predicted to have a "neutral" effect (Table 1).
Referring to a previous conversation he had with the Labour leader, Charles wrote: "We briefly mentioned the European Directive on Herbal Medicines, which is having such a deleterious effect in this country by effectively outlawing the use of certain herbal extracts.
They found deleterious mutations in almost 15 percent of triple-negative breast cancer patients.
The work from the laboratory of Michael Lynch, professor of biology at Indiana University, Bloomington, instead indicates that most deleterious DNA sequences contributing to the extinction process actually are present in the sexual ancestors, albeit in recessive form, and simply become exposed via fast-paced gene conversion and deletion processes that eliminate the fit genes from one of the parental chromosomes.
The MutPred output includes the top 5 property scores and a general score (RF) equal to the probability of amino acid exchange is either deleterious or disease-associated.
Photoprotection is essential to prevent the deleterious effects of ultraviolet (UV) light, including skin cancer, photoaging and immunosuppression.
It is also believed that although most of the susceptible deleterious nsSNPs are related to individual Mendelian diseases, functional changes aroused by nsSNPs will be of importance for complex diseases [8].

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