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1. To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the steward dispenses provisions according directions; nature dispenses her bounties; to dispense medicines. He is delighted to dispense a share of it to all the company. (Sir W. Scott)

2. To apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to execute; to manage; to direct. While you dispense the laws, and guide the state. (Dryden)

3. To pay for; to atone for. His sin was dispensed With gold, whereof it was compensed. (Gower)

4. To exempt; to excuse; to absolve; with from. It was resolved that all members of the house who held commissions, should be dispensed from parliamentary attendance. (Macaulay) He appeared to think himself born to be supported by others, and dispensed from all necessity of providing for himself. (Johnson)

Origin: f. Dispenser, L. Dispensare, intens. Of dispendere. See Dispend.

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Re: Molecules entering the bloodstream from skin absorption

... any scientific backing. I found this discussion: http://ceaccp.oxfordjournals.org/content/7/5/171.full which discusses skin patches as a way to dispense medicine. And it talks about the sweat glands being a one of the main structures medicine would use to pass through the epidermis. So maybe ...

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by maymayrays
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:24 am
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Topic: Molecules entering the bloodstream from skin absorption
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BCYE agar plates and legionella culture

... minutes. Cool to 45 - 50C. 6. Aseptically add 10 mL of a sterile solution of L-Cysteine (4%). 7. Mix and add inhibitor solutions if required. 8. Dispense with agitation. Quality Control Specifications Dehydrated Appearance: Powder is homogeneous, free flowing and grey-black. Prepared Appearance: ...

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Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:37 pm
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Topic: BCYE agar plates and legionella culture
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Re: How to be "good at the bench"

... water further purified for specific purposes. 4. Many institutions have “house distilled” water, which is distilled at a central location and is dispensed through a tap near the sink. This is lab-grade water and can be used for making buffers, but not for cell-cultures or molecular biological ...

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by jangajarn
Sat May 23, 2009 7:15 pm
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Topic: How to be "good at the bench"
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Re: Food Microbiology - Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Meat

... I would plate it out on nutrient agar, blood agar and MacConkey agar and then add a colony to nurtient broth the next day, from which I could dispense into various liquid media for testing sugar fermentation. For solid media I would add a colony directly.

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by Sepals
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Food Microbiology - Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Meat
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The Fiber Disease

... one profession of physicans that are so anxiously trying to call it delusional are dermatologists. dermatologists are the ones who advertise and dispense creams such as my friend used. it would be very interesting to have an open forum right on tv with physicians and patients on the same stage ...

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by msc
Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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