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  • Denver omelet (food)

    Denver omelet, an omelet with ham, onion, and bell pepper; cheese is sometimes included. Historians have speculated that the dish was originally served on bread as a sandwich, created by 19th-century cattle drivers in the American West or by Chinese railroad cooks as a sort of transportable egg foo

  • Denver Post (American newspaper)

    Frederick Gilmer Bonfils: …Colorado), publisher who made the Denver Post into a crusading newspaper of nationwide prominence in the United States.

  • Denver Rockets (American basketball team)

    Denver Nuggets, American professional basketball team based in Denver that plays in the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Originally known as the Denver Rockets, the team was one of the founding franchises of the American Basketball Association (ABA) in 1967. Led by

  • Denver sandwich (food)

    Denver omelet: The sandwich variety, called a Denver (or western) sandwich, is still common.

  • Denver, Bob (American actor)

    Bob Denver, (Robert Denver), American actor (born Jan. 9, 1935, New Rochelle, N.Y.—died Sept. 2, 2005, Winston-Salem, N.C.), became a cult favourite for two roles in hit television series: the beatnik Maynard G. Krebs in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–63) and the title character in G

  • Denver, John (American singer)

    John Denver, American singer and songwriter (born Dec. 31, 1943, Roswell, N.M.—died Oct. 12, 1997, Monterey Bay, Calif.), was identified by his wholesome, sentimental music that extolled nature’s and life’s simple pleasures. He began playing folk songs on the 1910 Gibson guitar that his g

  • Denver, Robert (American actor)

    Bob Denver, (Robert Denver), American actor (born Jan. 9, 1935, New Rochelle, N.Y.—died Sept. 2, 2005, Winston-Salem, N.C.), became a cult favourite for two roles in hit television series: the beatnik Maynard G. Krebs in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–63) and the title character in G

  • Denver, University of (university, Denver, Colorado, United States)

    University of Denver, private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Denver, Colorado, U.S. Though the university is supported by the United Methodist Church, it maintains a nonsectarian approach to education. It is known for its business school and international studies program, and it

  • Denyn, Jef (Belgian musician)

    carillon: Jef Denyn, who played there from 1881 to 1941, led in the restoration of the art, establishing in 1922 the first carillon school and a publishing enterprise. In the same year, the carillon was introduced to the United States, where later the world’s two largest,…

  • Denys, Odílio (Brazilian army officer)

    Brazil: Kubitschek’s administration: …the war minister, and Marshal Odílio Denys, who commanded army troops in Rio de Janeiro, staged a “countercoup” on November 11, 1955, in order to guarantee the president elect’s inauguration, and Kubitschek took office as scheduled on January 31, 1956.

  • Denys, Saint (bishop of Paris)

    Saint Denis, ; feast day: Western church, October 9; Eastern church, October 3), allegedly first bishop of Paris, a martyr and a patron saint of France. According to St. Gregory of Tours’s 6th-century Historia Francorum, Denis was one of seven bishops sent to Gaul to convert the people in the reign

  • Deo gratias Anglia (Agincourt carol)

    carol: …in the famous Agincourt carol “Deo gratias Anglia.” As in other music of the period, the emphasis is not on harmony, but on melody and rhythm.

  • Deo Mugia (mountain pass, Asia)

    Mu Gia Pass, mountain pass in the Annamese Cordillera (Cha?ne Annamitique) between northern Vietnam and Laos, 55 miles (90 km) northwest of Dong Hoi, Vietnam. The pass lies 1,371 feet (418 m) above sea level and carries the road from Tan Ap in Vietnam to Muang Khammouan (formerly called Thakhek)

  • Deo Van Seng (Vietnamese tribal chief)

    Deo Van Tri: …Tri was the son of Deo Van Seng (or Deo Van Sanh), chief of the Tais who occupied the Vietnamese lands surrounding the Black River. As the head of a band of Chinese pirates, Deo Van Seng had seized the area in 1869. Deo Van Tri at age 16 joined…

  • Deo Van Tri (Vietnamese tribal chief)

    Deo Van Tri, fiercely independent tribal chief of Tai peoples in the Black River region of Tonkin (now northern Vietnam) who created a semiautonomous feudal kingdom and coexisted with the French, who ruled the rest of Vietnam. Deo Van Tri was the son of Deo Van Seng (or Deo Van Sanh), chief of the

  • Deo, Bir Singh (Indian ruler)

    Datia: The 17th-century palace of Bir Singh Deo is a fine example of Hindu domestic architecture. Datia was constituted a municipality in 1907.

  • Deo, Rai Brahma (Indian ruler)

    Raipur: …in the 14th century by Rai Brahma Deo of the Ratanpur dynasty. It served as headquarters of the former Chhattisgarh princely states division and was constituted a municipality in 1867. The city’s 15th-century fort contains numerous Hindu temples. The most famous is the Bhawani Ka Mandir, rebuilt on the site…

  • Deoband school (Islamic college, India)

    Deoband school, the leading Muslim theological centre (madrasah) of India. It was founded in 1867 by Mu?ammad ?ābid ?usayn in the Sahāranpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The theological position of Deoband has always been heavily influenced by the 18th-century Muslim reformer Shāh Walī Allāh and the

  • deodar (plant)

    cedar: brevifolia), the deodar (C. deodara), and the cedar of Lebanon (C. libani) are the true cedars. They are tall trees with large trunks and massive, irregular heads of spreading branches. Young trees are covered with smooth, dark-gray bark that becomes brown, fissured, and scaly with age. The…

  • deodorization

    fat and oil processing: Deodorization: Odourless and tasteless fats first came into high demand as ingredients for the manufacture of margarine, a product designed to duplicate the flavour and texture of butter. Most fats, even after refining, have characteristic flavours and odours, and vegetable fats especially have a relatively…

  • Deogaon, Treaty of (Indian history)

    Treaty of Deogaon, (Dec. 17, 1803), pact concluded by Sir Arthur Wellesley (later 1st duke of Wellington) between Raghuji Bhonsle II—the Maratha raja of Berar—and the British East India Company. With the Treaty of Surji-Arjungaon (Dec. 30, 1803), it marked the end of the first phase of the Second

  • Deogarh (India)

    Deoghar, city, northeastern Jharkhand state, northeastern India. It is situated on the Ajay River in the Rajmahal Hills. An ancient town, it is famous for its group of 22 temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Numerous Buddhist ruins are nearby. The Muslim invader Bakhtīyār Khaljī made Deoghar

  • Deoghar (India)

    Deoghar, city, northeastern Jharkhand state, northeastern India. It is situated on the Ajay River in the Rajmahal Hills. An ancient town, it is famous for its group of 22 temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Numerous Buddhist ruins are nearby. The Muslim invader Bakhtīyār Khaljī made Deoghar

  • Deogir (India)

    Daulatabad, village and ancient city, north-central Maharashtra state, western India. It is situated in a hilly upland area about 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Aurangabad. The city was founded in the late 12th century by King Bhillam of the Yadava dynasty, and it was a major fortress and

  • Deomys ferrugineus (mammal)

    African spiny mouse: …Rudd’s mouse (Uranomys ruddi), the Congo forest mouse (Deomys ferrugineus), and brush-furred rats (genus Lophuromys).

  • deontic logic

    Deontic logic, Branch of modal logic that studies the permitted, the obligatory, and the forbidden, which are characterized as deontic modalities (Greek, deontos: “of that which is binding”). It seeks to systematize the abstract, purely conceptual relations between propositions in this sphere, such

  • deontic modality (logic)

    applied logic: Deontic logic and the logic of agency: …lines as possible-worlds semantics for modal or epistemic logic. The crucial idea of such semantics is the interpretation of the accessibility relation. The worlds accessible from a given world W1 are the ones in which all the obligations that obtain in W1 are fulfilled. On the basis of this interpretation,…

  • deontological ethics

    Deontological ethics, in philosophy, ethical theories that place special emphasis on the relationship between duty and the morality of human actions. The term deontology is derived from the Greek deon, “duty,” and logos, “science.” In deontological ethics an action is considered morally good

  • Deor (Old English poem)

    Deor, Old English heroic poem of 42 lines, one of the two surviving Old English poems to have a refrain. (The other is the fragmentary “Wulf and Eadwacer.”) It is the complaint of a scop (minstrel), Deor, who was replaced at his court by another minstrel and deprived of his lands and his lord’s

  • Deor’s Lament (Old English poem)

    Deor, Old English heroic poem of 42 lines, one of the two surviving Old English poems to have a refrain. (The other is the fragmentary “Wulf and Eadwacer.”) It is the complaint of a scop (minstrel), Deor, who was replaced at his court by another minstrel and deprived of his lands and his lord’s

  • Deoraby (city and unitary authority, England, United Kingdom)

    Derby, city and unitary authority, geographic and historic county of Derbyshire, England. It lies along the River Derwent at an important route focus at the southern end of the Pennines. The unitary authority covers Derby and its suburbs. Just northeast of the city centre, at Little Chester, is the

  • Deorai, Battle of (Indian history)

    Battle of Deorai, (April 12–14, 1659), victory of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb that confirmed his possession of the throne. It was fought at Deorai, in northeastern India, by Aurangzeb and his brother against rival prince Dārā Shikōh. Dārā challenged Aurangzeb, relying on the promised support of

  • Deoria (India)

    Deoria, city, eastern Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. It is situated just west of the Bihar state border, about 32 miles (50 km) southeast of Gorakhpur. Deoria lies on a major rail line to Bihar and is an agricultural trade centre. Its principal industry is sugar milling. Major crops grown in

  • Deosai Basin (basin, India)

    Deosai Mountains: The Deosai Basin lies between mountain ranges; it possesses steep sides and a level floor and appears to be an ancient cirque (deep steep-walled recess in a mountain, caused by glacial erosion). The terrain of the Deosai Mountains is rugged and almost devoid of human population.…

  • Deosai Mountains (mountains, Asia)

    Deosai Mountains, range in the Himalayas in the northern Indian subcontinent. The mountains lie in the central Kashmir region, mostly within the Northern Areas (in the Pakistani-administered sector of Kashmir). The range extends for 120 miles (190 km) from the Indus River bend at Bunji to the

  • deoxycorticosterone (hormone)

    Tadeus Reichstein: …discovered, among them cortisone and desoxycorticosterone, which was used for many years to treat Addison’s disease.

  • deoxycortone (hormone)

    Tadeus Reichstein: …discovered, among them cortisone and desoxycorticosterone, which was used for many years to treat Addison’s disease.

  • deoxymyoglobin (molecule)

    meat processing: Oxidation state of iron: …state the molecule is called deoxymyoglobin). Within 30 minutes after exposure to the air, beef slowly turns to a bright cherry-red colour in a process called blooming. Blooming is the result of oxygen binding to the iron atom (in this state the myoglobin molecule is called oxymyoglobin). After several days…

  • deoxyribonucleic acid (chemical compound)

    DNA, organic chemical of complex molecular structure that is found in all prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and in many viruses. DNA codes genetic information for the transmission of inherited traits. A brief treatment of DNA follows. For full treatment, see genetics: DNA and the genetic code. The

  • deoxyribonucleoside monophosphate (chemical compound)

    metabolism: Synthesis of DNA: …[86] the addition of a deoxyribonucleoside monophosphate (dNMP) moiety onto a growing DNA chain (5′-DNA-polymer-3′-ΟΗ) is shown; the other product is inorganic pyrophosphate. The specific nucleotide inserted in the growing chain is dictated by the base in the complementary (template) strand of DNA with which it pairs. The functioning of…

  • deoxyribose (chemical compound)

    Deoxyribose, five-carbon sugar component of DNA (q.v.; deoxyribonucleic acid), where it alternates with phosphate groups to form the “backbone” of the DNA polymer and binds to nitrogenous bases. The presence of deoxyribose instead of ribose is one difference between DNA and RNA (ribonucleic acid).

  • deoxythymidylic acid (chemical compound)

    metabolism: Deoxyribonucleotides: Deoxythymidylic acid (dTMP) is derived from deoxyuridylic acid (dUMP).

  • deoxyuridine diphosphate (chemical compound)

    metabolism: Deoxyribonucleotides: Deoxyuridine diphosphate (dUDP) is first converted to dUMP, by reaction [69] proceeding from right to left. Deoxyuridylic acid then accepts a methyl group (CH3―) in a reaction catalyzed by an enzyme (thymidylate synthetase) with the vitamin folic acid as a coenzyme; the product is dTMP…

  • deoxyuridylic acid (chemical compound)

    metabolism: Deoxyribonucleotides: …acid (dTMP) is derived from deoxyuridylic acid (dUMP).

  • depanner (device)

    baking: Depanners: Automatic depanners, removing the loaves from the pans, either invert the pans, jarring them to dislodge the bread, or pick the loaves out of the pans by means of suction cups attached to belts.

  • Depardieu, Gérard (French actor)

    Gérard Depardieu, French motion-picture actor noted for his versatility and for his unusual combination of gentleness and physicality. The son of migrant labourers, Depardieu received little formal education and at age 15 went to Paris, where he studied acting. He made his screen debut in the short

  • Departed, The (film by Scorsese [2006])

    The Departed, American crime film, released in 2006, that was directed by Martin Scorsese and won four Academy Awards, including best picture. A tense action thriller with an all-star cast, it was one of Scorsese’s biggest hits at the box office. The Departed is set in Boston. Colin Sullivan

  • département (French government)

    Département, largest unit of local government in France and in some former French colonies. The départements were originally created in 1790. Each département is governed by an elected general council, which holds responsibility for local services, laws, and budget; an officer called a

  • Departing (novel by Bergelson)

    Yiddish literature: Writers in Poland and the Soviet Union: His masterpiece Opgang (1920; Departing) conveys the decline of the shtetl using techniques such as internal monologue, dream sequences, nonlinear narrative, and a roving narrative eye that views the town from the perspective of many different characters. When the novel opens, its main character has already died of uncertain…

  • department (government)

    Russia: Government: …1802 Alexander instituted eight government departments, or ministries, of which five were essentially new. The organization of the departments was substantially improved in 1811 by Speransky. In the 1820s the Ministry of the Interior became responsible for public order, public health, stocks of food, and the development of industry and…

  • Department of Commerce v. New York (United States law case [2019])

    Department of Commerce v. New York, legal case in which the U.S. Supreme Court on June 27, 2019, reversed in part, affirmed in part, and remanded the judgment of a federal district court in New York that had vacated a decision by the U.S. secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, to add a U.S.

  • Department of Health and Human Services et al. v. Florida et al. (law case)

    Affordable Care Act cases: Certiorari petitions: (severability) and Department of Health and Human Services et al. v. Florida et al. (the individual mandate and the Anti-Injunction Act). By that time the court had received, but not granted, petitions for certiorari in three other appellate cases challenging the PPACA: Thomas More Law Center et…

  • Department of Health, U.K. (United Kingdom government)

    U.K. Department of Health, branch of the government of the United Kingdom concerned with the maintenance of public health. The Department of Health (DH) provides leadership for the National Health Service (NHS) and for the government’s social care and public health agendas. The DH has issue-based

  • department store (retailer)

    Department store, retail establishment that sells a wide variety of goods. These usually include ready-to-wear apparel and accessories for adults and children, yard goods and household textiles, small household wares, furniture, electrical appliances and accessories, and, often, food. These goods

  • Departmental Ditties (work by Kipling)

    Rudyard Kipling: Life: He published the verse collection Departmental Ditties in 1886, the short-story collection Plain Tales from the Hills in 1888, and between 1887 and 1889 he brought out six paper-covered volumes of short stories. Among the latter were Soldiers Three, The Phantom Rickshaw (containing the story “The Man Who Would Be…

  • Departure (painting by Beckmann)

    Max Beckmann: …to Berlin, where he completed Departure (1933), the first of the large-scale allegorical triptychs that constitute his most important works.

  • Departure of the Volunteers of 1792 (work by Rude)

    Arc de Triomphe: …those sculptures is Rude’s group Departure of the Volunteers of 1792 (popularly called La Marseillaise). Other surfaces are decorated with the names of hundreds of generals and battles. A stairway of 284 steps reaches from the ground level to the top of the monument; an elevator goes partway up the…

  • Departures (film by Takita [2008])
  • DePasse, Derrel B. (American author)

    Joseph Yoakum: …tales of his world travels, Derrel B. DePasse, Yoakum’s first biographer, determined that Yoakum had, in fact, traveled to many (though not all) of the places that he described and drew late in life.

  • DePaul University (university, Chicago, Illinois, United States)

    DePaul University, private, coeducational university in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. It is the largest Roman Catholic university in the United States. DePaul was founded as St. Vincent’s College in 1898 by the Vincentian Fathers. It was renamed and chartered as a university in 1907. Women were admitted

  • DePauw University (university, Greencastle, Indiana, United States)

    DePauw University, private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Greencastle, Ind., U.S., 40 miles (64 km) west of Indianapolis. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Strictly an undergraduate university, DePauw offers a curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences as well as

  • dépe?age (law)

    conflict of laws: Applications in the United States: …case (a situation known as dépe?age [French: “break into smaller pieces”]). This “splitting” of a case into its various component issues may promote just solutions for difficult international cases, but the practice significantly increases the burden on courts and on the involved parties. In addition, it diminishes the decision’s value…

  • Dépêche, Conseil des (French political body)

    France: The development of central government: The Council for Dispatches (Conseil des Dépêches), or, more loosely, the Council for the Interior, had particular responsibility for home affairs, including the activities of the intendants; the Royal Council for Finances (Conseil Royal des Finances) supervised important matters affecting financial aspects of the king’s domain…

  • depectinization (food processing)

    fruit processing: Pectinization: If the juice is to be clarified further or concentrated after extraction, treatment with pectinase may be required. The juice is monitored for pectin content using a qualitative pectin check, consisting of combining one part juice with two parts ethanol. If a gel forms,…

  • dependence (drug use)

    Chemical dependency, the body’s physical and/or psychological addiction to a psychoactive (mind-altering) substance, such as narcotics, alcohol, or nicotine. Physical dependency on such chemicals as prescription drugs or alcohol stems from repetitive use followed by the gradual increase in the

  • dependency (international relations)

    Dependency, in international relations, a weak state dominated by or under the jurisdiction of a more powerful state but not formally annexed by it. Examples include American Samoa (U.S.) and Greenland (Denmark). The dominant state may control some of the weak state’s affairs, such as defense,

  • dependency theory (international relations)

    Dependency theory, an approach to understanding economic underdevelopment that emphasizes the putative constraints imposed by the global political and economic order. First proposed in the late 1950s by the Argentine economist and statesman Raúl Prebisch, dependency theory gained prominence in the

  • dependency theory, media (communications)

    Media dependency theory, a systematic approach to the study of the effects of mass media on audiences and of the interactions between media, audiences, and social systems. It was introduced in outline by the American communications researchers Sandra Ball-Rokeach and Melvin DeFleur in 1976.

  • dependency, chemical (drug use)

    Chemical dependency, the body’s physical and/or psychological addiction to a psychoactive (mind-altering) substance, such as narcotics, alcohol, or nicotine. Physical dependency on such chemicals as prescription drugs or alcohol stems from repetitive use followed by the gradual increase in the

  • dependent emirate (Spanish history)

    Spain: The conquest: …and 756 is called the dependent emirate because Muslim Spain, or Al-Andalus, was dependent on the Umayyad caliph in Damascus. These years were marked by continuous hostilities between the different Arab factions and between the various social groups. Nonetheless, Muslim expansion beyond the Pyrenees continued until 732, when the Franks,…

  • dependent event (statistics)

    statistics: Events and their probabilities: …product” are said to be dependent. If two events are independent, the occurrence of one event does not affect the probability of the other event taking place. When two or more events are independent, the probability of their joint occurrence is the product of their individual probabilities. Two events are…

  • dependent origination, law of (Buddhism)

    Paticca-samuppada, (Pali: “dependent origination”) the chain, or law, of dependent origination, or the chain of causation—a fundamental concept of Buddhism describing the causes of suffering (dukkha; Sanskrit duhkha) and the course of events that lead a being through rebirth, old age, and death.

  • dependent patent (law)

    patent: …principal patent generates other, “dependent” patents; the main patentee may be compelled to grant licenses to those who hold dependent patents. Occasionally, companies holding patents use their rights in attempts to form monopolies that affect entire fields of commerce. In such cases antitrust suits brought by the government may…

  • dependent personality disorder (psychology)

    personality disorder: Persons with dependent personality disorder lack energy and initiative and passively let others assume responsibility for major aspects of their lives. Persons with passive-aggressive personality disorder express their hostility through such indirect means as stubbornness, procrastination, inefficiency, and forgetfulness.

  • Dependent Rational Animals (work by MacIntyre)

    Alasdair MacIntyre: After Virtue and later works: In Dependent Rational Animals (1999) he elaborated upon these arguments, holding that the nation-state is, from the ethical perspective that he articulated, inadequate, because it sustains only a politics of bargaining in which control is wielded by elites of wealth and power. Indeed, its very size…

  • dependent special district (United States government)

    special district: Dependent special districts, on the other hand, are governed by the elected bodies of general-purpose governments. Larger independent districts usually have a professional manager similar to a city manager to assist board members. Small dependent districts in large cities or counties, such as street or…

  • dependent variable (statistics)

    statistics: Regression and correlation analysis: …identifying the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. A model of the relationship is hypothesized, and estimates of the parameter values are used to develop an estimated regression equation. Various tests are then employed to determine if the model is satisfactory. If the model is…

  • Dependovirus (virus genus)

    parvovirus: …Parvovirinae replicate autonomously, the genus Dependovirus contains viruses that replicate only in the presence of helper adenoviruses or herpesviruses; these strains are designated adenoassociated viruses (AAV). Densovirinae viruses are typically named for their insect hosts; examples include Aedes aegypti densovirus, Bombyx mori densovirus 5, and Periplaneta fuliginosa densovirus.

  • depersonalization (psychology)

    Depersonalization, in psychology, a state in which an individual feels that either he himself or the outside world is unreal. In addition to a sense of unreality, depersonalization may involve the feeling that one’s mind is dissociated from one’s body; that the body extremities have changed in

  • depersonalization disorder (psychology)

    Depersonalization, in psychology, a state in which an individual feels that either he himself or the outside world is unreal. In addition to a sense of unreality, depersonalization may involve the feeling that one’s mind is dissociated from one’s body; that the body extremities have changed in

  • Depew, Chauncey Mitchell (American politician)

    Chauncey Mitchell Depew, American railroad lawyer and politician who is best remembered as an orator, a wit, and an after-dinner speaker. Entering politics as a Republican, Depew served as a member of the New York Assembly (1861–62) and as secretary of state of New York (1864–65). In 1866 he

  • Dépit amoureux, Le (play by Molière)

    Molière: Early life and beginnings in theatre: …and Le Dépit amoureux (The Amorous Quarrel), performed at Béziers in 1656.

  • depleted uranium

    Depleted uranium, dense mildly radioactive metal that is primarily used in the production of ammunition and armour plating. Depleted uranium is created as a waste product when the radioactive isotope uranium-235 is extracted from natural uranium ore. Because uranium-235 is used as a fuel in nuclear

  • depletion (taxation)

    Depletion allowance, in corporate income tax, the deductions from gross income allowed investors in exhaustible mineral deposits (including oil or gas) for the depletion of the deposits. The theory behind the allowance is that an incentive is necessary to stimulate investment in this high-risk

  • depletion allowance (taxation)

    Depletion allowance, in corporate income tax, the deductions from gross income allowed investors in exhaustible mineral deposits (including oil or gas) for the depletion of the deposits. The theory behind the allowance is that an incentive is necessary to stimulate investment in this high-risk

  • depletion layer (electronics)

    semiconductor device: Metal-semiconductor field-effect transistors: …the gate electrode is the depletion region of the metal-semiconductor contact. An increase or decrease of the gate voltage with respect to the source causes the depletion region to expand or shrink; this in turn changes the cross-sectional area available for current flow from source to drain. The MESFET thus…

  • depletion region (electronics)

    semiconductor device: Metal-semiconductor field-effect transistors: …the gate electrode is the depletion region of the metal-semiconductor contact. An increase or decrease of the gate voltage with respect to the source causes the depletion region to expand or shrink; this in turn changes the cross-sectional area available for current flow from source to drain. The MESFET thus…

  • Depo-Provera (drug)

    contraception: Hormonal contraceptives: Depo-Provera, a progesterone available in many countries, is administered by injection once every three months. Norplant consists of a set of small, soft tubes that are surgically implanted under the skin of a woman’s arm, where they release the synthetic hormone progestin. Norplant can prevent…

  • Depoele, Charles Joseph Van (American inventor)

    Charles Joseph Van Depoele, Belgian-born American inventor who demonstrated the practicability of electrical traction (1874) and patented an electric railway (1883). After immigrating to the United States in 1869, Van Depoele became a successful manufacturer of church furniture and then began to

  • depolarization (bioelectricity)

    human cardiovascular system: Regulation of heartbeat: …into the cell and cause depolarization, which leads to muscle cell contraction.

  • depolarizing blocking agent

    drug: Drugs that affect skeletal muscle: Depolarizing neuromuscular blocking drugs, of which succinylcholine is an important example, act in a more complicated way than nondepolarizing, or competitive, agents. Succinylcholine has an action on the end plate similar to that of acetylcholine. When given systemically, it causes a sustained end-plate depolarization, which…

  • depolarizing neuromuscular blocking drug

    drug: Drugs that affect skeletal muscle: Depolarizing neuromuscular blocking drugs, of which succinylcholine is an important example, act in a more complicated way than nondepolarizing, or competitive, agents. Succinylcholine has an action on the end plate similar to that of acetylcholine. When given systemically, it causes a sustained end-plate depolarization, which…

  • deportation (law)

    Deportation, expulsion by executive agency of an alien whose presence in a country is deemed unlawful or detrimental. Deportation has often had a broader meaning, including exile, banishment, and the transportation of criminals to penal settlements. In Roman law, deportation originally described a

  • Deported (film by Siodmak [1950])

    Robert Siodmak: …Siodmak helmed the crime yarn Deported, which was inspired in part by gangster Lucky Luciano’s deportation to Italy in 1946. He then switched gears with The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951), a drama about factory layoffs in New Hampshire, filmed in semidocumentary fashion. Siodmak’s next movie was one of his…

  • Deportees, The (short stories by Doyle)

    Roddy Doyle: The Deportees (2007) and Bullfighting (2011) are short-story collections. Doyle also wrote a number of books for children, including Wilderness (2007) and A Greyhound of a Girl (2011).

  • deposit

    bank: Rationale for deposit insurance: …program intended to protect bank deposit holders from losses that could occur in the event of a bank failure. Although bank deposit insurance is primarily viewed as a means of protecting individual (and especially small) bank depositors, its more subtle purpose is one of protecting entire national banking and payments…

  • deposit account (banking)

    Deposit account, Either of two basic bank deposit accounts. The demand deposit is payable on demand (see check). Theoretically, the time deposit is payable only after a fixed interval of time; in practice, withdrawals from most small time-deposit accounts are paid on

  • deposit feeder (biology)

    marine ecosystem: Benthos: …material in sediments are called deposit feeders (e.g., holothurians, echinoids, gastropods), those that feed on the plankton above are the suspension feeders (e.g., bivalves, ophiuroids, crinoids), and those that consume other fauna in the benthic assemblage are predators (e.g., starfish, gastropods). Organisms between 0.1 and 1 millimetre constitute the meiobenthos.…

  • deposit insurance

    Deposit insurance, special type of insurance, under which depositors are guaranteed against loss in the event of a bank failure. It was developed in the United States during the Great Depression of the 1930s to meet the serious problems created by frequent bank suspensions. Between 1863 and 1933,

  • deposit, bank of (banking)

    bank: Specialization: …two classes: exchange banks and banks of deposit. The last were banks that, besides receiving deposits, made loans and thus associated themselves with the trade and industries of a country. The exchange banks included in former years institutions such as the Bank of Hamburg and the Bank of Amsterdam. These…

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