Attenuate


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Attenuate

To reduce the force or severity; to lessen a relationship or connection between two objects.

In Criminal Procedure, the relationship between an illegal search and a confession may be sufficiently attenuated as to remove the confession from the protection afforded by the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree doctrine, thereby making it admissible as evidence in a criminal prosecution depending upon the facts of the case.

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Bone marrow stromal cells attenuate sepsis via prostaglandin E (2)-dependent reprogramming of host macrophages to increase their interleukin-10 production.
It is shown that ignoring the apex shift compromises the attenuation of the diffracted multiples, whereas the approach proposed attenuates both the specularly-reflected and the diffracted multiples without compromising the primaries.
For example, in an effort to redesign hydrophone mounts on a sonar system, Attenuate was molded into a cylindrical shaped sleeve to encase the system's hydrophones.
These findings suggest that antagonizing non-NMDA glutamate receptors attenuates a noise-induced temporary threshold shift.
Moreover, the combination of SB415286 and U0126 synergistically prevented neurotoxicity induced by A[beta] oligomers, suggesting that concurrently activation of the PI3K/Akt pathway and inhibition of the ERK pathway could attenuate A[beta] oligomer-induced neuronal loss in SH-SY5Y cells (Figure 6).
Moreover, since the inhibitory effects of NS1 attenuate aspects of both innate and adaptive immunity, NS1 mutant viruses appear to be intrinsically more immunogenic (38).
Along with addressing the transcendent subject matter of the American Abstract Artists with whom he exhibited, Lewis continued throughout his oeuvre to attenuate his own presence in the world, never forgetting the particulars of the African-American experience--embodied by the narratives of urban families and workers--that governed his earlier realist style.
scientists can infer details about the local rock, as well as learn how seismic waves attenuate when they pass through that site.
Neural Plasticity has retracted the article titled "Fractalkine Attenuates Microglial Cell Activation Induced by Prenatal Stress" [1].
In the article titled "Paricalcitol Pretreatment Attenuates Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury via Prostaglandin E2 Receptor EP4 Pathway" [1], an acknowledgement should be added as follows:
Clinical and laboratory-based studies have suggested that telmisartan reduces proteinuria in CKD patients [15] and attenuates oxidative stress and renal fibrosis [16,17].
We found that pre-treatment of microglial cells with ADX and VU813 attenuated LPS-induced tumor necrosis factor (TNF-[alpha]) release, suggesting PAM administration attenuates the pro-inflammatory response.