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deplete

(dē-plēt′) [L. depletus, emptied]
To empty; to produce depletion.
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AFFI first commented on the phaseout of methyl bromide last May when the EPA was contemplating classifying the substance as an ozone depleter. The McLean, Virginia-based organization holds that the Agency should not take final action on the use of this important agricultural chemical--for which there currently are no safe alternatives--until an accurate scientific consensus on its true ozone depletion potential (ODP) is developed.
D-L-Tetrahydropalmatine as monoamine depleter. Arch Int Pharmacodyn Ther 1982;258:39-50.
Also, 1,1,1 trichloroethane will be unavailable shortly, since it is an ozone depleter.
Then she excused herself on the subject of the Waste Technologies Industry (WTI) hazardous waste incinerator in East Liverpool, Ohio, which chugged anlong last year burning paint cans and other hazardous waste, the great symbol to grassroots activists across the country of an administrationn afraid to live up to its promises to investigate this plant ("You mean the Bush/Clinton administration," quipped one.) And at the end of the year, The EPA actually asked DuPont to slow down its phase out of CFC-12, an ozone depleter, on behalf o the auto industry, which still wants to use the chemical in it air conditioners.
(Molders take note: After the 11th of this month, companies using any CFCs or HCFCs in their processes will have to print warning labels either on their products or shipping containers, depending on the type of ozone depleter.)
Each mattress is certified by CertiPUR US, which means that the products are made without ozone depleters, PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP ('Tris') flame retardants.
The majour depleters of the ozone layer are manmade chemicals like chlorofluorocarbons, bromofluorocarbons and water vapor.
It is clear that none of the immunodepletive agents, neither nonselective nor selective T-cell depleters, are capable of acting as a single immunosuppressive agent.
Zaelke says a movement has begun among the Montreal Protocol signatories to address HFCs even though they are not ozone depleters, on the grounds that increased HFC emissions are a result of decisions made under the Protocol.
This halocarbon reclamation facility will be state of the art with the latest, most advanced equipment for the reclamation and management of Halons and refrigerants that are either ozone depleters or high in global warming potential.
Kerry-Ann DaCosta, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an author of the study, says that about 15% to 30% of the population has a genetic predisposition to be "rapid depleters" of choline, because of an inability to utilize it fully.
Check hospital records to confirm medications, and be cautious about diagnosing PD--especially if patients have taken anti-psychotics, metoclopramide, or dopamine depleters such as reserpine, because the PD symptoms might resolve with time.