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paramagnetic

 [par″ah-mag-net´ik]
being attracted by a magnet and assuming a position parallel to that of a magnetic force, but not becoming permanently magnetized.

par·a·mag·net·ic

(par'ă-mag-net'ik),
Having the property of paramagnetism; in magnetic resonance imaging, contrast media are chosen for their paramagnetic property, which shortens relaxation time.

paramagnetic

(par″ă-mag-net′ik) [ para- + magnetic]
Pert. to a substance that is attracted by the poles of a magnet and becomes parallel to the lines of magnetic force. Paramagnetic contrast agents (usually incorporating gadolinium) are used in magnetic resonance imaging to help identify blood vessels and different tissue types.
paramagnetism (-mag′nĕ-tizm)
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But, as we showed, the detection and study of the spectral and relaxation characteristics of the intrinsic paramagnetic centers can be fruitfully used as a very sensitive tool for gathering additional information (which is inaccessible to other methods and techniques) about the content and morphology of the investigated tissues.
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If needed, a catalyst of paramagnetic material can be used to convert the ortho-hydrogen to the para configuration.
When exposed to a magnetic field, particles will exhibit a specific response that classifies them in one of three groups: ferromagnetic, paramagnetic, or diamagnetic.
To get targets with polarized protons, deutrons or heavier nuclei, solid high molecular compounds admixed with paramagnetic centers (quasi-free electrons) which are chemically doped or created by external irradiation, are mostly used.
To improve the signal-to-noise ratio, each was mixed with paramagnetic doping material.
The new sample preparation technique involves simplifying the DNA purification process through the use of paramagnetic beads.