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 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.
Identification of 3,4-Dihydroxy-2-oxo-butanal (L-threosone) as intermediate compound in oxidative degradation of dehydro-L-ascorbic acid and 2,3-diketo-L-gulonic acid in a deuterium oxide phosphate buffer.
Deuterium oxide dilution might be the most feasible alternative, as it is found to be valid (11,12), the met hod is easy to standardise, application is relatively easy even in field situations and samples can be sent for analyses to a specialised laboratory.
Individual solutions (50-[micro]L aliquots) of phenytoin, HPPH, HPPH-glucuronide, phenytoin-N-glucuronide, and the purified fosphenytoin metabolite were incubated with 200 [micro]L of deuterium oxide for 1 h at ambient temperature.