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component

 [com-po´nent]
1. a constituent element or part.
2. one part of a prosthesis system.
clinical c's the three classification schemes that make up the omaha system: the problem classification scheme arranges 40 nursing diagnoses (called client problems) into four different domains; the intervention scheme assigns nursing interventions to the client problems; and the problem rating scale for outcomes assigns ratings to describe the client's problem-specific knowledge, behavior, and status at various points in the treatment process. See Appendix on the Omaha System.
M component [Myeloma or Macroglobulinemia] structurally homogeneous protein in serum or urine appearing as a sharp spike in the beta or gamma globulin region on protein electrophoresis. The protein is in most cases a monoclonal immunoglobulin or heavy chain fragment, or a monoclonal immunoglobulin light chain or light chain fragment, either alone or with monoclonal immunoglobulin containing the same light chain. M components are characteristic of plasma cell dyscrasias.
performance c's see performance components.
plasma thromboplastin component (PTC) factor IX, one of the coagulation factors.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

com·po·nent

(kom-pō'nent),
An element forming a part of the whole.
[L. com-pono, pp. -positus, to place together]
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com·po·nent

(kŏm-pō'nĕnt)
An element forming a part of the whole.
[L. com-pono, pp. -positus, to place together]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

com·po·nent

(kŏm-pō'nĕnt)
An element forming a part of the whole.
[L. com-pono, pp. -positus, to place together]
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Of particular interest is measuring the rate at which the body metabolizes fructose, glucose, and other simple sugars in food and parcels them out as building blocks for salivary components, especially mucins and other glycoproteins.
Cross-reactions of the commercial antibody with other salivary components are unlikely: the ghrelin values measured in serial dilutions were strictly linear.