refractoriness


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refractoriness

 [re-frak´tah-re″nes]
the state of being refractory.
postrepolarization refractoriness refractoriness to stimuli that exists even after a fiber has completely repolarized; see also absolute refractory period.

refractoriness

[rifrak′tôrines′]
the property of excitable tissue that determines how closely together two action potentials can occur.
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Studies in patients with AML or hematopoietic progenitor cell transplants have shown that fever, sepsis, splenomegaly, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), bleeding, venoocclusive disease, graft versus host disease (GVHD), and medications can all be causes of refractoriness to platelet transfusion.
The delay of the onset of moult in birds treated by 2 g/l of propineb indicates that the regression of testes size is due to the propineb toxicity, excluding however the refractoriness effect.
Patients and their surrogates should be free to choose PSU among various palliative treatments of similar net effect, and symptoms should not be subject to a test of refractoriness.
Increased dispersion of refractoriness in the absence of QT prolongation in patients with mitral valve prolapse and ventricular arrhythmias.
The management of patients with schizophrenia has proved to be challenging in various aspects, and especially relevant to this study is the problem of clozapine refractoriness.
By stressing, like Ross, the singularity of '68 (and singularity, like event, is certainly a term whose theoretical fortunes are linked in many ways to that political moment), Cusset wants to recover the event-ness of the event, its refractoriness to logical recuperation, for the sake of the present.
For the purpose of survival of PRBC or platelets, a sample can be drawn within 20 hours to 24 hours or as clinically necessary to guide the further component therapy for conditions such as autoimmune hemolytic anemia, immune platelet refractoriness, and others.
The 3 main causes of treatment failure are (i) inadvertent or intentional failure to adhere to a strict gluten-free diet; (ii) other complicating or coexisting conditions such as small-bowel bacterial overgrowth, lactose intolerance, or microscopic colitis; and (iii) disease refractoriness to a gluten-free diet.
Positive influence of silicon, which forms intermetallic compounds with titanium, on high-temperature strength and refractoriness of titanium was noted for the first time in [7].
In certain individuals, the effect of omega-3 fatty acids that enhance cardiac tissue refractoriness may have a more significant impact, thereby preventing AF.
It therefore appeared that the infusions of amiodarone and potassium chloride had not reached the circulation, thus explaining the refractoriness of recurrent supraventricular arrhythmias.