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modulate

(mŏj′ə-lāt′)
v. modu·lated, modu·lating, modu·lates
v.tr.
1. To regulate or adjust to a certain degree: physiological mechanisms that modulate the body's metabolic rate.
2. Biochemistry To act on (a receptor, for example) as an activator, an inhibitor, or both.

mod′u·la·bil′i·ty n.
mod′u·la′tive, mod′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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He said 'the era of modulated and half salary is gone in Osun and never shall we return to it.
So, an elliptic dark spot appears in the modulated signal laser beam; its major axis is in the X direction [Figure 5(e)].
Volumetric modulated arc therapy for delivery of prostate radiotherapy: Comparison with intensity-modulated radiotherapy and three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy.
In this section, we characterize the laser modulation at the peak-frequencies of [f.sub.m] = 55.8 and 46 GHz, which correspond to the external-cavity lengths of 0.25 and 0.30 mm, respectively, and compare the results with the modulation characteristics of the solitary laser when modulated at the carrier-photon resonance frequency [f.sub.r].
By choosing an appropriate biased voltage for Mach-Zehnder modulator (LiNbO3-MZM) and applying a super imposed electrical signal of clock and data, the LiNbO3-MZM allows to generate an optical signal which is RZ data modulated using a single modulator.
The modulated power supply is designed for bench test and measurement.
On spot analysis, of the demands for plastic deformation tools, emphased the need to introduce in production two types of modulated elements, with active surfaces consolidated through weld cladding, namely:
We, as farmers, get support which is then modulated to fund projects such as this.
Subtle adjustments to the roofscape are also justified in practical terms as the width of the internal spaces is optimised to bring sufficient daylight from both sides through a series of vertically modulated strip windows set between each of the individual roof plates.
The first home-care device in Japan that has adopted a modulated waveform, the HV-F3000 is shipped with a special pad for treating knees.
We suggest that, if these channels were modulated by zinc as described here, the vesicular co-release of zinc and glutamate presumed to occur at the photoreceptor terminal could contribute to adaptive processes that involve the slow components of visual adaptation.
utilizes pulse-width modulated valves and a stacked manifold to meter anhydrous ammonia fertilizer to each knife on the tool bar.