Example sentences for: defective

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  • Nearsightedness, the ability to see near things more clearly than distant ones, is basically defective vision of distant objects.

  • The phagocytes of such patients are deficient in their capacity to kill organisms by oxidative means because of a defective NADPH oxidase [ 17 18 ] . B. cepacia also poses a threat to patients with CF, either cocolonizing those already infected with P. aeruginosa or as the sole infecting agent [ 2 18 ] . Although rates of colonization can vary widely (between 5 and 70%), B. cepacia is isolated from sputum in only 10%-20% of patients with CF [ 2 3 ] . B. cepacia , a very diverse species, has been divided into several "classes" of bacteria, i.e., genomovars, collectively referred to as the B. cepacia complex.

  • Animals of the A/J and P/J strains have defective tumoricidal capacity [ 25, 26, 27, 28, 29], although in neither case is the Lps locus implicated in the defect.

  • These results confirm that the kinase defective IGF-IR is able to inhibit tumor growth in a model system.

  • Autoantibody responses could be amplified and maintained on repeated stimulation if the exposure of intracellular antigens to the immune system is associated with defective clearance of apoptotic cells, prolonged necrosis (primary or secondary), T-cell cytotoxicity associated with chronic infection, or even antigen mutation or overexpression.

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