trough


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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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Another time, one of the servants, whose office it was to fill my trough every third day with fresh water, was so careless as to let a huge frog (not perceiving it) slip out of his pail.
On this I woke, and when I looked out I saw my geese at the trough eating their mash as usual.
A gentle, breathing swell, three furlongs from trough to barrel, would quietly shoulder up a string of variously painted dories.
When the time came to make that dream true the Prime Minister took the proper steps, and in three days you might more easily have found a bubble in the trough of the long Atlantic seas, than Purun Dass among the roving, gathering, separating millions of India.
At the end of this period, however, the gale had freshened into a hurricane, and our after-- sail split into ribbons, bringing us so much in the trough of the water that we shipped several prodigious seas, one immediately after the other.
He dumped another bucket of slops into the home-made trough.
We did at last hear that somewhere far out in the Atlantic a shattered stern-post of a boat was seen swinging in the trough of a wave, with the letters "L.
Red-Cap carried until the great trough was quite full.
An up-hill and down-hill ride of twenty-odd miles through a garish mid-day atmosphere brought him in the afternoon to a detached knoll a mile or two west of Talbothays, whence he again looked into that green trough of sappiness and humidity, the valley of the Var or Froom.
More there was of it in my head; but this much was an accurate statement of my case; and yet less so now (I was thankful to reflect) than in the morning, when every wave was indeed a mountain, and its trough a Tartarus.
Next it veered again so that we had to turn and run with it parallel to the coast to keep from being swamped in the trough of the seas.
He has but been eaten out of the same trough from which he himself has eaten.