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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.

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]

saturation

/sat·u·ra·tion/ (sach″ah-ra´shun)
1. the state of being saturated, or the act of saturating.
2. in radiotherapy, the delivery of a maximum tolerable tissue dose within a short period, then maintenance of the dose by additional smaller fractional doses over a prolonged period.

oxygen saturation  the amount of oxygen bound to hemoglobin in the blood expressed as a percentage of the maximal binding capacity.

saturation

[sach′ərā′shən]
Etymology: L, saturare, to fill
1 a condition in which a solution contains as much solute as can remain dissolved.
2 a measure of the degree to which oxygen is bound to hemoglobin, expressed as a percentage of the possible limit.
3 a chemical compound in which all the valency bonds have been filled.

saturation

Occupational medicine A measure of the maximum amount of a particular task a person can perform. See Task saturation.

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]

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).

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]

saturation,

n 1. a condition in which a solution contains as much solute as can remain dissolved.
2. a measure of the degree to which oxygen is bound to hemoglobin, expressed as a percentage of the possible limit.
3. a chemical compound in which all the valency bonds have been filled.
saturation, color,
n the quality of color that distinguishes the degree of vividness of hue.

saturation

the state of being saturated, or the act of saturating.

saturation kinetics
point of high initial concentration of substrate after which the rate of reaction is independent of further increases in initial substrate concentration, and the enzyme is saturated with substrate.

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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There is no significant change in arterial saturation of oxygen in pregnant women as compared to non-pregnant women.
Direct Shear Test Results: Series of direct shear tests were conducted on the reconstituted matrix soil samples at in-situ dry density for varying degrees of saturation from 10, 20, to 100% with the increment of 10% for each test.
Instead, they choose specific degrees of saturation through iterative aesthetic evaluations, usually informed by user feedback.
Our main purpose of this paper is to design a state feedback controller for the networked control system (1) such that the closed-loop system (4) is asymptotically stable with bounded network-induced delays and actuator saturation.
Evaluation of oxygen saturation monitoring by pulse oximetry in neonates in the delivery system.
Residual oil saturation is obtainable from laboratory experiments, but may be influenced by inappropriate experimental procedures or by laboratory artifacts and limitations.
In a study of the chromatic induction effect on the Hermann Grid illusion, McCarter (1979) varied the color and saturation of the grids and asked participants to identify the color and the degree of saturation of the ID.
Earlier this month, councillors moved to introduce saturation zones at city centre nightlife hotspots Greyfriars Road and Churchill Way.
In Serbia saturation flow rate was surveyed in Belgrade in the early 1970s at a limited number of intersections (Depolo 1975).
If for some reason the hydraulic system pressure is low, the head will go into saturation much sooner, as there is less hydraulic pressure available, and this will cause the command signal to reach the maximum value much sooner than it should.
Saturation is a significant stage in the experimental procedure because of its quality depends the answer of the sample under drained and undrained loading.
Observation and conclusions made stepped from results derived from the use of data extract of saturation for the various models worked with (figures 2-7).