reversible process

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Noun1.reversible process - any process in which a system can be made to pass through the same states in the reverse order when the process is reversed
physical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
irreversible process - any process that is not reversible
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SAN DIEGO -- The transition from non-injecting to injecting drug use can be a reversible process, results from a long-term study suggest.
Nevertheless, endothelial cell dysfunction is a reversible process, offering a "window of opportunity" for intervention, according to authors Karolien Van De Maele and Inge Gies, MD, of the division of pediatric endocrinology at the University Hospital of Brussels and Roland Devlieger, MD, PhD, head of fetal maternal medicine at the University Hospitals Leuven (Belgium).
The Labour MP for Edinburgh South said: "Until we've left, Brexit is a reversible process, that much is clear.
He said: "Brexit is a reversible process if the British and Welsh people decide that's what they want.
The battery produces electricity through a reversible process called intercalation, where positively charged zinc ions are oxidized from the zinc metal negative electrode, travel through the electrolyte and insert between the layers of vanadium oxide nanosheets in the positive electrode.
Dr Sam Parnia, of the University of Southampton, said: "Contrary to perception, death is not a specific moment but a potentially reversible process that occurs after the heart, lungs and brain cease functioning."
The shape of the voltammogram might be preliminarily attributed to an electrochemically reversible process, whilst the absence of corresponding oxidation peak in the potential range studied indicates a chemically irreversible reaction.
Table 1 summarizes the apparent [T.sub.m] of xylanase obtained by CD, fluorescence emission, residual activity, and DSC (irreversible calorimetric transition, 1.1 mg x [mL.sup.-1] protein, 30[degrees]C x [h.sup.-1]) and the [T.sub.m] obtained in the reversible process (0.56 mg x [mL.sup.-1] protein, same scan rate).
It is not a reversible process and--spoiler alert--there is no magic formula.
The scientists were looking at a range of platelet function tests such as platelet activation - a reversible process where platelets are starting to get stressed and sticky - and platelet aggregation - an irreversible process when sticky platelets clump together.
The mural and mucous engagement in 50% of patients is a reversible process with no late consequences or changes in the intestinal wall.
It's often difficult to trace the exact cause of chronic renal disease, and there is no readily correctable or reversible process that you can identity.

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