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an early, pre-market, model of a product which is being developed. Small numbers of prototypes of new products are often constructed to aid the process of testing the performance and consumer acceptability of the product prior to deciding whether or not to engage in full-scale commercial production and marketing of the product. See NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.
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c)A FRET-based HPV6/11 RT-PCR (40), enabling reliable detection and differentiation of HPV11 and prototypic and non-prototypic HPV6 genomic variants, respectively, was used to determine the causal agents of condylomata acuminata.
The present study3 describes the neutrophil as a cell that acquires roles beyond that of a prototypic inflammatory cell, directly capable of activating osteoclasts.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a heterogeneous prototypic autoimmune disorder with a broad spectrum of multiorgan clinical presentation, and significant morbidity and mortality.
Next, we used three prototypic strains to individually determine if the thermal inhibition (curves) was similar when heated at 85[degrees]C (185[degrees]F; minimum recommended temperature for "difficult-to-cook" meats, Table 1).
That is why, although traditional masculine images of Death and Love, for the most part, retain their prototypic status, the orientation of new poetry to uncommon, subjective semantics resulted in introducing some feminine images.
This atypical depressive symptom presentation may be a phenotypic variant of prototypic MDD in which men's experience and expression of prototypic depressive symptoms are influenced by masculine gender role norms (Addis, 2008).
The prototypic patient with IgG4-related disease is an elderly male.
Ets-1 is a prototypic member of the E-26 (Ets) family of transcription factors that share a unique DNA- binding domain the Ets domain (Yordy et al.
On the other hand, male respond with aggressive prototypic fight or flight response, thought to be due to androgen and stress arousal.
Substance P (SP) is considered as the prototypic neuropeptide of the more than 50 known neuroactive molecules, and is also the member of a new neurotransmitter system that belongs to the family of three related peptides known as neurokinins and a member of the seven-transmembrane G-protein coupled family of receptors and is primarily associated with sensory neurons in the periphery and specific areas of the CNS [1,2].
Furthermore, some patients are misclassified as NMO by the authors> earlier proposed criteria despite having a subsequent course indistinguishable from prototypic MS.