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saturation

 [sach″er-a´shun]
the state of being saturated, or the act of saturating.
oxygen saturation the amount of oxygen bound to hemoglobin in the blood, expressed as a percentage of the maximal binding capacity.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sat·u·ra·tion

(satch'ŭ-rā'shŭn),
1. Impregnation of one substance by another to the greatest possible extent.
See also: saturation pulse.
2. Neutralization, as of an acid by an alkali.
See also: saturation pulse.
3. That concentration of a dissolved substance that cannot be exceeded.
See also: saturation pulse.
4. In optics, see saturated color.
See also: saturation pulse.
5. Filling of all available sites on an enzyme molecule by its substrate, or on a hemoglobin molecule by oxygen (symbol SO2) or carbon monoxide (symbol SCO).
See also: saturation pulse.
6. In MRI, a temporary state in which there is no net magnetization of the spins; can be induced with special radiofrequency pulses. Saturated tissues emit no signal when sampled; partially saturated tissues do, however, emit a weak signal.
See also: saturation pulse.
[L. saturatio, fr. saturo, to fill, fr. satis, enough]
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saturation

Occupational medicine A measure of the maximum amount of a particular task a person can perform. See Task saturation.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sat·u·ra·tion

(sach'ŭr-ā'shŭn)
1. Impregnation of one substance by another to the greatest possible extent.
2. Neutralization, as of an acid by an alkali.
3. The concentration of a dissolved substance that cannot be exceeded.
4. optics seesaturated color
5. Filling of all the available sites on an enzyme molecule by its substrate, or on a hemoglobin molecule by oxygen (symbol SO2) or carbon monoxide (symbol SCO).
[L. saturatio, fr. saturo, to fill, fr. satis, enough]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

saturation 

Attribute of a visual sensation, which permits a judgment to be made of the proportion of pure chromatic colour in the total sensation. Note: This attribute is the psychosensorial correlate, or nearly so, of the colorimetric quantity purity (CIE).
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

sat·u·ra·tion

(sach'ŭr-ā'shŭn)
1. Impregnation of one substance by another to the greatest possible extent.
2. Neutralization, as of an acid by an alkali.
3. That concentration of a dissolved substance that cannot be exceeded.
[L. saturatio, fr. saturo, to fill, fr. satis, enough]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about saturation

Q. I am wondering if any of you are ENTHUSED about the use of COCONUT OIL. I ask because it IS SATURATED FAT. I have trouble losing weight. That inculdes getting cold frequently, and was wondering if cocounut oil would help me maintain body temperture more easily. Also, I have notice that SOME claim that coconut oil has many health benefits not affiliated with polyunsaturates.

A. i know there was a Polynesian research about people that consume coconut oil on a daily basis in parallel to people who don't. they found out that there are high cholesterol levels among the people that consumed coconut oil but no significant difference in heart problems.

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High incidence of prostate cancer detected by saturation biopsy after previous negative biopsy series.
For the saturation time, the values remained within the range from 6.5 to 163.9 min, and the highest value was obtained for the hybrid GSS 41499 (Table 1 and Figure 2).
(3) The two results highlight the importance of water saturation. Liquid nitrogen freezing causes more damage to hydrous than to dry coal rock.
In this study, we found significant differences between both NREM-related OSA and REM-related OSA according to the broad and REM-related OSA according to the strict definitions for arousal index, duration of saturation below 90%, and saturation nadir, where REM-related OSA patients had milder findings.
On the other day, the second experiment was performed to evaluate the accuracy of the oxygen saturation value obtained through the equation derived by calibration testing.
b >0, is the boundary value of the saturation function, and the other symbols are similar with (1).
If the traffic flow is saturated, vehicle headways should fluctuate around the saturation headway.
Monitoring points along the axial and radial directions were selected to record the evolution of the saturation degree versus time (see Figure 4).
[8] They observed that the percentage saturation of oxygen increased gradually from the first to the third trimester of pregnancy.
Correlation test was applied to check the relationship of pre-and post-ductal oxygen saturation measurement difference for detection of cCHD.
The illumination was done by a laser diode which had 680 nm center wavelength and 100 mW power, and the laser diode current was set by the driver circuit to prevent saturation. 1024x768 CCD camera (D223C; Thorlabs, USA) used as a detector.
The main goal of the experiments is to illustrate the potential of the proposed conditions and show the effect of the saturation level [y.sub.0] in the [H.sub.[infinity]] performance of the robust filter designed by Theorems 4 and 6.