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truncate

 [trung´kāt]
having the end cut squarely off.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

trun·cate

(trŭn'kāt),
Truncated; cut across at right angles to the long axis, or appearing to be so cut.
[L. trunco, pp. -atus, to maim, cut off]
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trun·cate

(trŭng'kāt)
Truncated; cut across at right angles to the long axis, or appearing to be so cut.
[L. trunco, pp. -atus, to maim, cut off]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

truncate

(of plant structures) terminating abruptly.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The impact of truncation of subglottis, the supraglottis, and the laryngopharynx has been studied [25], and the effects of boundary conditions have also been considered [26].
In the model with fewer bronchi generated by manual truncation of the thin terminal bronchi, the spatial and temporal distributions of CFD parameters are generally similar with those in the model with more bronchi.
For the hybrid model, there is also a problem investigated here, that is, where one should do truncation of the terminal bronchi.
There are minimal one-time costs that include the cost of the scanner and a small charge for the truncation software (if not using the Internet).
* Funds for payments by checks will be available in owner accounts either the same day as truncation or, at the latest, the following day.
Truncation will also allow a property to ensure that the initial check is good prior to a new resident move in.
As Hanemann (1989) demonstrates, the calculation of willingness to pay using the integral under the positive portion of the logit distribution (under the positive truncation column of the logit) unambiguously increases the predicted willingness to pay for the logit model when compared to the standard mean calculation.
The fact that various measures of willingness to pay under the positive truncation of the logit (the second column under the logit) are much closer to WTP in the models which restrict the range of WTP may be regarded as an accident.
Truncation of the implied distribution of willingness to pay from above or below appears arbitrary, especially when the results are sensitive to the points of truncation and the implied distribution of willingness to pay is different at the estimation stage.
The truncation of BNP (3-32) was not significantly faster than the truncation of BNP (1-32).
In both experiments, the observed amino-terminal cleavage was mediated by DPP IV, as is supported by the fact that Vildagliptin, a specific DPP IV inhibitor, abolished the observed truncation. BNP (1-32) had a higher specificity constant than glucagon-like peptide-1, glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide, and several chemokines, peptides for which the in vivo relevance of truncation by DPP IV has been well documented (15).
In conclusion, we report here, to the best of our knowledge, for the first time experimental evidence of the truncation of BNP (1-32) by both purified human DPP IV and by the endogenous DPP IV present in human plasma.