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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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domestic activity levels have troughed and that excess service capacity is undergoing attrition; and RPC's plans to prioritize operational flexibility and enhance its long-term strategic capabilities during this point in the industry cycle.
Figure 6 shows the number of metro markets that peaked and troughed in each year from 2005 through 2012.
In December 1998, crude oil prices troughed at around $10 per barrel, gold was less than $300 per ounce, and corn was less than $100 per metric ton.
We think that the complex relationships that exist between Idiognathodus and Streptognathodus must be investigated from the inception of these morphologies, from Morrowan and Atokan time, and that all troughed and partially troughed forms prior to Missourian should be excluded from Streptognathodus.
It has rallied more than $200 since the end of June when prices troughed at three-year lows and traders suspect some profit-taking is in order.
Crisinel, O'Leary 1996; Johnson 2004) constructed from a monolithic reinforced concrete load bearing slab reinforced with prefabricated spatial trusses welded to a troughed sheet laid on steel carrying girders (Fig.
Anecdotal evidence from the European suppliers indicates that European production levels troughed in the second quarter and have now begun to improve," Goldman Sachs analyst Stefan Burgstaller told investors in a July 4 note.
Load Carrying Side Conveyor Alignment--Due to the troughed nature of this side of the conveyor belt, the Tru-Trainer Troughing roller was specifically developed to accommodate a different training configuration.
However, with several central banks in the middle of aggressive easing policies and with the global economy likely to have troughed during 2012, growth is expected to pick up heading into the second half of 2013.
Only the expensive eats 'n' treats are troughed by this vulture who regularly shrieks "Eeeh take all these away from me, ahve ney willpower ye knaa.
Before the global financial crash, the KOSPI traded as high as 13 times earnings and troughed at 8X in the 2009 credit crunch.
She added the hospital had put her dad on the Liverpool Care Pathway (although this was unequivocally denied by doctors) and that is why her dad's condition has peaked and troughed from good to bad as they put him on and off the pathway.