deuterium oxide


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deuterium oxide

n.
Water in which deuterium replaces hydrogen, D2O, isolated for use as a moderator in certain nuclear reactors.

deuterium oxide

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for heavy water
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Noun1.deuterium oxide - water containing a substantial proportion of deuterium atoms, used in nuclear reactors
moderator - any substance used to slow down neutrons in nuclear reactors
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The proton NMR spectra of INH and its corresponding complexes were recorded in deuterium oxide and were compared for the confirmation of transformation of ligand molecule into its respective metal complex.
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Lau et al., "Characterization of human plasma proteome dynamics using deuterium oxide," Proteomics - Clinical Applications, vol.
Heavy water (deuterium oxide) is a moderator used to slow down neutrons, so they can interact with uranium and produce plutonium.
SODIUM FLUORIDE NaF = FAN STANNIC OXIDE Sn[O.sub.2] = SOON MERCURY OXIDE HgO = HOG SILVER BROMIDE AgBr = BRAG BARIUM OXIDE BaO = BOA SODIUM CHLORIDE NaCl = CLAN MANGANESE DIOXIDE Mn[O.sub.2] = MOON MAGNESIUM OXIDE MgO = MOG SILVER CHLORIDE AgCl = CLAG SODIUM HYDROXIDE NaOH = NOAH OTHER CHEMICAL COMPOUND WORDS THORIUM DIOXIDE Th[O.sub.2] = HOOT CARBON DIOXIDE C[O.sub.2] = COO DEUTERIUM OXIDE [D.sub.2]O = ODD LITHIUM OXIDE Li[O.sub.2] = OLIO IRON PYRITES Fe[S.sub.2] = FESS SODIUM SULPHIDE [Na.sub.2]S = ANNAS ZIRCONIUM DIOXIDE Zr02 = ZORO FORMIC ACID HCOOH = HOOCH (or HC[O.sub.2]H) SUSAN THORPE
The deuterium oxide dose-to-mother technique can be used to provide quantitative information on the intake of human milk by breastfed infants as well as the intake of water from sources other than human milk, and thus can be used to assess the exclusivity of breastfeeding.
The chronomutagenic effect of Deuterium Oxide on the period and entrainment of a biological rhythm.
Intended for nutritionists, chemical analysts, and other health professionals, this work presents a technique for measuring the intake of breastmillk in breastfed infants using a stable isotope technique in which deuterium oxide is consumed orally by the mother, and then a sample of her salivia is analyzed.
When deuterium oxide, an isotopic form of water known as "heavy water," is drunk, it allows researchers to monitor carbon dioxide production, which in turn provides a very accurate measure of calories burned.