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  • noun Any device used to deactivate something
  • noun A chamber filled with iron filings or other material used to remove excess oxygen or other substances from water


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  • Any person entering this field automatically set off the alarm system, unless provided with some kind of deactivator mechanism.

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  • After a while, I began to search for oil-solvable precipitants for copper, and I found the first good metal deactivator for petroleum products.

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  • Here, the deactivator and the activator are combined to predict the outcome.

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  • The strong activator cTnIR193H still exerted a dominant effect over the deactivator cTnCG159D to slow relaxation and shorten resting sarcomere length.

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  • Gangbanger Now Hal Baskin is a "gang deactivator," a peace broker, a role model, and a candidate.

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  • It is therefore possible that individuals could inherit one CM mutant myofilament activator allele and one CM mutant deactivator allele.

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  • The degree of neutralization in activator/deactivator combinations is represented by the trapezoid in which the spectrum of colors (red to purple to blue) depicts the addition of two opposing activating alleles of different strengths.

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  • Findings here show that combining CM mutants with opposing effects on myofilament function (activator + deactivator) produces a hybrid outcome and evidence of functional neutralization at the intact myocyte level.

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  • This is evident from the deactivator + activator combination

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  • Thus, co-transduction of intact adult cardiac myocytes with CM myofilament deactivator cTnCG159D together with myofilament activator cTnIR193H was examined.

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