• thus
  • The cochlea thus acts as an 'acoustic prism', distributing the energy of each Fourier component of a complex sound at different locations along its longitudinal axis. (wikipedia.org)
  • focal
  • 16 Although u-PAR lacks a transmembrane and intracellular domain and, therefore, intrinsic signal transduction potential, its ability to associate with cytoskeletal components and/or integrins at sites of focal contact 3 8 17-20 is a likely explanation for this phenomenon. (bmj.com)
  • Recruitment of components to the focal adhesion occurs in an ordered, sequential manner. (wikipedia.org)
  • Focal adhesion components are amongst the known calpain substrates, and it is possible that calpain degrades these components to aid in focal adhesion disassembly The assembly of nascent focal adhesions is highly dependent on the process of retrograde actin flow. (wikipedia.org)
  • major
  • Diabetic foot ulcer is a major complication of diabetes mellitus, and probably the major component of the diabetic foot. (wikipedia.org)