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sat·u·rate

(satch'ŭ-rāt),
1. To impregnate to the greatest possible extent.
2. To neutralize; to satisfy all the chemical affinities of a substance (as by converting all double bonds to single bonds).
3. To dissolve a substance up to that concentration beyond which the addition of more results in two phases.
[L. saturo, pp. -atus, to fill, fr. satur, sated]
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sat·u·rate

(sach'ŭr-āt)
1. To impregnate to the greatest possible extent.
2. To neutralize; to satisfy all the chemical affinities of a substance (as by converting all double bonds to single bonds).
3. To dissolve a substance up to that concentration beyond which the addition of more results in two phases.
[L. saturo, pp. -atus, to fill, fr. satur, sated]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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Ahmad et al., "A Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser with a carbon nanotube based saturable absorber," Chinese Physics Letters, vol.
Under the 0.1 THz sub-terahertz wave excitation, TI shows saturable absorption behaviors which further corroborated the contribution of the metallic surface state of TI: [Bi.sub.2][Te.sub.3] in nonlinear absorption response.
Li et al., "Graphitic C3N4 as a new saturable absorber for the mid-infrared spectral range," Optics Express, vol.
Two saturable absorbers are inserted in the lasing cavity to further reduce the spectral linewidth, as shown in Figure 2.
Concentrations for 7 patients remained elevated for 10--15 hr post-ingestion, suggesting absorption and/or elimination may be saturable or prolonged at high doses.
Posaconazole is characterized by a long half-life (approximately 30 h), saturable absorption at 800mg/day, high protein binding (98%), and a long time to reach steady state concentrations (10 days).
Both alirocumab and evolocumab are eliminated by two pathways: a saturable target mediated binding to PCSK9, followed by lysosomal degradation; and nonspecific clearance by the reticulo-endothelial system.
(39) This PBPK model consisted of clearance via a saturable pathway (formaldehyde dehydrogenase; [K.sub.m1] [[micro]g/[m.sup.3]], [V.sub.max1C] [[micro]g/[m.sup.3]/s]).
Valproic acid is incorporated into neuronal membranes in a saturable manner and appears to displace naturally occurring branched-chain phospholipids.
Glycosylated haemoglobin in normal subjects and subjects with maturity onset diabetes: Evidence for a saturable system in men.
This indicates the reverse saturable absorption (RSA) type of process.
(16,17) Unlike veterinary patients, however, people possess a saturable gastrointestinal transport mechanism that may preclude against accidental overdose.