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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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The trough consists of an 18-inch-wide steel half-pipe supported by a steel frame that anchors to the barn floor.
Estareja traces the trough to the Intertropical Convergence Zone, although he noted that it was not the ITCZ which was directly affecting the country.
We planted two of the troughs with perennial asparagus and mulched them with straw.
sup][2] In addition, it could help avoid excessive medially located troughs which might contribute to not enough spinal decompression.
Look at the illustration for the Western US trough on the next page.
Ridges and ledges are now absent from the wash troughs and the number of horizontal surfaces across the product have been successfully reduced.
Mark the position of each trough, either equidistant or varied, depending on the height of the plants.
Trough serum vancomycin concentrations are the most accurate and practical method for monitoring vancomycin effectiveness, as it can be used as a surrogate marker for Area Under the Curve (AUC).
This keeps the airflow north throughout and the complementary west coast trough persisting.
In parabolic troughs solar collectors reflect and concentrate sunlight onto a receiver which in turn heats liquid in pipes running along the side of the trough.
Most CSP projects currently under construction are based on parabolic trough technology, as it is the most mature technology and shows the lowest development risk.
Now, a new analysis supports the notion that the troughs are faults that formed when a fellow asteroid smacked into Vesta's south pole.