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trough

(trawf),
1. A long, narrow, shallow channel or depression.
2. The lowest point in variable measurement.

trough

(trof) a shallow longtudinal depression.
synaptic trough  an invagination of the membrane of a striated muscle fiber, surrounding a motor end plate at a neuromuscular junction.

trough

[trôf]
Etymology: AS, trog
a groove or channel, such as the gingival trough around the neck of a tooth.

trough

Cmin, trough serum concentration Therapeutic drug monitoring The point of minimum concentration of a drug or therapeutic agent on the SDC-vs-time curve; TSCs occur immediately before administering a drug's next dose. See MBC, MIC, Therapeutic drug monitoring, Therapeutic index. Cf Peak serum concentration.

trough

(trawf)
1. Long, narrow, shallow channel or depression.
2. Lowest point in variable measurement.

trough

1. standard equipment for feeding and watering animals.
2. an M-shaped false top to be placed on a surgical table. A small patient laid in it is propped up in the groove. Made of sterilizable material. Useful also in radiology if made of radiolucent materials.
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aureus, total trough serum concentrations of 15-20 mg/L are now recommended as the target concentration for most infections requiring intravenous vancomycin.
If you have to use the assault method to get the ice out, move the water trough away from ice fragments or scoop them up with a shovel.
Gagnon said the water trough has moved to different locations around town about every 20 years, but was purchased by the residents in recognition of the waterworks given to the town by Mr.
Furthermore, if we only consider the shortcrested areas, we find that the coefficients of variation of sand wave length, sand wave height, crest elevation, and trough elevation are more or less constant values, while the coefficient of variation of sand wave asymmetry is not.
Gp C-PS (paired shock control) -- A train of shocks was delivered regardless of whether the subject was in the anode or cathode half of the trough, with the number and temporal distribution of shocks identical to that received by its paired Gp E "partner.
To date the peaks and troughs of these recessions, the committee has mainly relied on four monthly measures: The Federal Reserve Board of Governors index of industrial production, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates of payroll employment, Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates of real manufacturing and trade sales, and the BEA estimates of real personal income less current transfers.
Collection sumps and filters are integrated into the easy-clean trough at regular intervals allowing fluids to be drained or reclaimed.
This system eliminates the need for a guide trough, saving installation time, extra material costs, and overall space needed for the application equipment, while maintaining strength, rigidity, and performance.
Identifying the trough involved weighing a wide variety of economic indicators, with particular emphasis on real personal income and payroll employment, since both reflect the entire economy.
Two teenage boys who placed a concrete trough on the main railway line between Birmingham and Wolverhampton - causing an oncoming train to plough into it - yesterday had their sentences cut.
The 8 channel trough, made from high impact polystyrene, has a 1mL to 7mL capacity per channel while the 12 channel trough, made from clear PETG (glycol-modified polyethylene terepthalate), has a 1 mL to 3 mL capacity per channel.