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carrier

n. in general, any person or business which transports property or people by any means of conveyance (truck, auto, taxi, bus, airplane, railroad, ship), almost always for a charge. The carrier is the transportation system and not the owner or operator of the system. There are two types of carriers: common carrier (in the regular business or a public utility of transportation) and a private carrier (a party not in the business, but agrees to make a delivery or carry a passenger in a specific instance). Regular transportation systems are regulated by states and by the Interstate Commerce Commission if they cross state lines. (See: common carrier, private carrier)

carrier

noun conveyor, dispatcher, express shipper, ferrier, shipper, steamship company, transferor, transport company
Associated concepts: air carriers, baggage, carrier by air, carrier engaged in interstate commerce, carrier for hire, carrier of goods, carrier of passengers, carrier's lien, common carriers, forwarding carriers, initial carriers, motor vehicle carrier, operrting carriers, private carriers, public carriers, railroad carriers
See also: bearer

carrier

see COMMON CARRIER, CARRIAGE BY ROAD.
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A strategy for carrier detection in Pakistani haemophilia B families.
The inversion enables a sure carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis in this family.
Carrier detection is possible at any age, and some parents are especially interested in having carrier detection of their children where there is a family history of an inherited condition such as CF.
The last 15 years have seen a number of exciting developments in diagnosis, prenatal screening and carrier detection. And recently, the ALD gene itself has been isolated.
Receiver acquisition range is from -95 to +10 dBm; receiver noise figure is 6 dB (nom); receiver lockup time is 80 ms (nom); carrier detection time is 10 ms (nom); hop setting time is 1 ms (max.); transmit output power is 1 W (peak); and transmit spurious signals are -50 dBc (max.).
Objective: To determine the feasibility of Short Tandem Repeats (STR) based linkage analysis for carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis (PND) in families having children affected with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Carrier detection in haemophilia B using two further intragenic restriction fragment length polymorphisms.
All samples were sent to the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the Ohio State University for S1VIA mutation analysis or carrier detection, and informed consent was obtained for the use of all samples for SMN analysis.
A recent study reported that parents of children diagnosed with FraX were overwhelmingly in favor of both newborn screening and carrier detection. (11)
He said the only solution is public awareness through media, emphasizing that it is a preventable disease by carrier detection and avoiding marriages among them.
Carrier detection of haemophilia A using DNA markers in families with and isolated affected male.