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washout

 [wahsh´owt]
a cleansing or sweeping clean.
nitrogen washout nitrogen washout test.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

washout

(wăsh′owt″)
The lowering of the concentration of a substance from a solution, or from the human body, by withholding the substance and allowing it to be lost, metabolized, or excreted.
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Although the majority of BCAs and MEs demonstrated the washout enhancement pattern in this study, a small portion of BCAs (4/19, 21%) and MEs (3/12, 25%) showed gradual enhancement pattern on two-phase CT scans.
The AUC was calculated as 0.69 (95% CI: 0.57-0.81, p=0.003) when the washout percentage was 3.15%, and a type 3 curve was accepted as favoring PCa.
Comparison between the two measurements was used to determine change in IOP due to the 4-week washout (Table 2).
Koff et al.8,18 reported that, among children less than 2 years of age with HN, the volume of the renal pelvis is the primary determinant of the shape of the washout curve (T1/2), while expansion of the pelvic volume during diuresis changes its slope and may lead to a misdiagnosis of obstruction.
He said: "The Easter Bank Holiday was very good, but so far this weekend it's been a washout. "We get a lot of support when the weather is good, but the last couple of days it's been very wet and windy.
In this context, this work evaluates the efficacy of heat treatment, sludge washout, and the combination of both methods to enrich a mixed culture with [H.sub.2]-producing bacteria, using cassava processing wastewater as substrate.
As he knew, washout was happening daily at every concrete delivery site.
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AUSTRALIA A's short tour of England ended with a last-day washout to the second unofficial Test against England Lions at Edgbaston.
(Most run $15,000 to $20,000, not counting the support-removal device.) The Mojo 3D Print Pack is a complete system including the Mojo printer, material cartridges, and a support washout system.