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neutralize

 [noo´tral-īz]
to render neutral.

neu·tra·lize

(nū'tră-līz),
To effect neutralization.

neutralize

(no͞o′trə-līz′, nyo͞o′-)
tr.v. neutral·ized, neutral·izing, neutral·izes
1. To make neutral.
2. To counterbalance or counteract the effect of; render ineffective.
3. To declare neutral and therefore inviolable during a war.
4. Chemistry
a. To make (a solution) neutral.
b. To cause (an acid or base) to undergo neutralization.
5. Medicine To counteract the effect of (a drug or toxin).
6. Slang To remove as a threat, especially by killing.

neu′tral·iz′er n.

neutralize

to render neutral.
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Neutralizing antibody titers were expressed as mean titers.
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While some people lost their neutralizing antibodies, and a few others developed them after more than 18 months, most people who were negative after two years never developed antibodies at all.
As reflected in this new model, neutralizing agents, such as pepper spray, can give officers an added degree of flexibility at two critical points in the force continuum--before they make any physical contact with subjects or after initial physical contact but before the introduction of hand-held weapons.
Under a new agreement, Theraclone will receive additional funding from IAVI to support further work isolating novel, broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibodies to HIV.
Having blood samples from such an early stage enabled researchers to pinpoint the particular "founder" virus that triggered the immune system to make an immature broadly neutralizing antibody against HIV, as well as the cell from which that antibody emerged.
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Infected cats shed NiV through the nasopharynx and in urine while viremic, and 1 (of 2) recovered from experimental NiV infection with a high neutralizing antibody titer (>256) within 21 days (5).
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The study also provides "some interesting clues" to which parts of the glycoprotein scientists should concentrate on as they develop neutralizing antibodies, says Anthony Sanchez, a virologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.