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pen·tad

(pen'tad),
1. A collection of five things in some way related.
2. In chemistry, a pentavalent element.
[G. pentas, the number 5]
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pen·tad

(pen'tad)
1. A collection of five things in some way related.
2. In chemistry, a pentavalent element.
[G. pentas, the number 5]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pentad

(pĕn′tăd) [Gr. pente, five]
1. A radical or element with a valence of five.
2. A group of five.
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where [SWE.sub.a] is the normalized basin mean long-term pentad SWE anomaly, [Rain.sub.a] is the normalized long-term pentad rainfall anomaly, lead time is the highest probability of all the lead times in each basin, and a is the relative contribution ratio of rainfall from 0 through 100.
and that the restricted bracket product [*, *]: [U.sub.1] x [U.sub.-i] [right arrow] [U.sub.0] is induced by the [PHI]-map of the standard pentad (g,[rho],U,U,B) (see [5, Theorem 2.15]).
As illustrated in the present case, MDS can even present with the classic TTP "pentad" of fever, renal involvement, anemia (MAHA), mental status changes, and low platelets (thrombocytopenia).
But, the classic pentad (thrombocytopenia, anemia, fever, neurologic and renal abnormalities) was present in only a minority of cases (8.3%).
667) currently kept at the Depot de la Conservation d'Angkor, possibly the Khmer pentad of cosmic Buddhas from the Vajradhatu Mandala, height: 80 cm.
The symptoms and laboratory values found to be most clinically suggestive of TTP, prompting the request for ADAMTS13 activity assay, included the presence of 2 or more findings of the clinical pentad for TTP (most commonly thrombocytopenia and evidence of MAHA with schistocytes on peripheral blood smear).
It is characterized by thrombocytopenia, MAHA, fever, and neurological and renal abnormalities; however, this pentad is not necessary for diagnosis.
On the other hand, the wettability of epitaxial ZnO (0002) thin films was characterized by a contact angle goniometer (Pentad FTA 125).
The pentad, as a tool for the critic, helps us interrogate the visual arguments for the culpability of environmental influences, or scene [SSM), and personal responsibility, or agent [FH).
In particular, we adhere to Kenneth Burke's dramatistic theory and apply the dramatistic pentad as an analytical method for "analyzing discourse by focusing on how it attributes motivation to human action" (Blakesley, The Elements 32).
Thrombotic thrombocytopaenic purpura (TTP) is a rare multi - systemic disorder of small vessels that is associated with deficiency of the von Willebrand factor - cleaving protease ADAMTS,13 which promote platelet adhesion and aggregation, leading to multiple platelet thrombi in the microcirculation.1,2 It is classically characterised by a pentad of fever, neurological abnormalities, renal abnormalities, microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia, and thrombocytopaenia.3
In the case described here, the diagnosis of TTP was delayed despite the patient presenting with the classical pentad of TTP symptoms including fever, thrombocytopenia, central nervous system abnormalities, haemolytic anaemia and renal impairment.