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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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The new design eliminated the need for control-valve switching since the monitor valve does not modulate in either HP or LP modes.
For example, a recent investigation based on silencing of 510 genes identified new cellular components that modulate the apoptotic response to tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosisinducing ligand (TRAIL) (Aza-Blanc et al.
The tag does not generate RF but merely modulates the received signal and reradiates it via a backscatter antenna, as shown in Figure 3.
Activation of PPAR[Alpha] modulates lipid homeostasis in humans (50), by the same receptor-mediated process as that which induces peroxisome proliferation in the rodent liver.
When coupled to the element to be tested, the probe modulates the antenna reflection coefficient.

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