blocking agent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blocking agent a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
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Usage

In literature:

Half a block north, laughing groups testified that the comedy they had just left had been as funny as its press-agent claimed.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
Here, agent, what's Chub's block worth?
"Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher" by Eleanor Gates
A long jetty of coral blocks runs out from the shore, and near by is the house of the agent.
"In the Andamans and Nicobars" by C. Boden Kloss
I was the holder of a big block of Consolidated Gas for just three days, solely through the blunder of an agent.
"The Lash" by Olin L. Lyman
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In news:

A Wake County judge blocked enforcement Monday of a new law that gave the training and continuing education of North Carolina bail bond agents to a single trade group, calling the new restrictions an unconstitutional monopoly.
Rejecting a Justice Department appeal, Chief Justice William Rehnquist refused to block Secret Service agents from testifying before the grand jury investigating the president.
"This is important because agents now represent 80 percent of the market volume for neuromuscular blocking agents.".
The Administration asked Chief Justice William Rehnquist to block testimony by Secret Service agents scheduled for today.
MCALLEN — Border Patrol agents report that they have a suspect in custody and they will be facing smuggling charges for holding illegal immigrants in two apartments on the 300 block of La Vista road.
Like a dam, the free- agent pitcher is blocking the natural flow of baseball winter activity.
Like a dam, the free-agent pitcher is blocking the natural flow of baseball winter activity.
Homeland Security, FBI agents and the Philadelphia police were called to the Trocadero around 6:30 pm in the 1000 block of Arch Street.
Extension Agent Amanda Haller presented a "Building Blocks" program during the installation.
20 pm Thursday in the 2500 block of Carnegie Avenue in Costa Mesa after the man's parole agent contacted him at the home and he fled, police said.
One of the most influential agents in the history of the NBA was "On the Block" with me on ESPN Radio 1260 on Wednesday.
Narcotic Agents were conducting an investigation in the 4500 block of Earl Gross Ave on April 7.
FBI agents have been moving in and out of DC Councilman Harry Thomas ' home in the 2400 block of 17th Street NE on Friday morning.
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In science:

Jacobs introduces a number agent types, the emergent traits of city blocks, and the interconnections that make the city possible.
Complex Systems
Bongard and Pfeifer (Bongard and Pfeifer, 2001) proposed a minimal model of ontogenetic development to evolve both the morphology and neural control of agents that perform a block-pushing task in a physically-realistic, virtual environment.
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
The matrices Cµν (J T Π; α) are both, the fundamental building blocks of the TBRE, and the agents for complete mixing of the shell–model configurations.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
We assume that each cell can contain at most one agent, so that the number nq of agents in a given block satisfies nq ≤ H .
Effective Free Energy for Individual Dynamics
An agent’s utility depends only on the density ρq = nq /H of the block he is living in, ie ui ((cid:126)q) = u(ρq ), with the convention that u(ρ) = −∞ for ρ > 1.
Effective Free Energy for Individual Dynamics
Blocks are separated in two phases with different densities of agents. (c) Stationary configurations of a virtual city for T (cid:29) 1.
Effective Free Energy for Individual Dynamics
Agents are distributed homogeneously between the blocks.
Effective Free Energy for Individual Dynamics
Given a CCP G = < X, (F(S))S∈[X] > an outcome (f,v) is said to be unilaterally blocked by agent a∈X, if there exists a non-empty subsets S, T of X with S\{a} ⊂ T, T∈ f and x∈F(S) such that x(b) > v(b) for all b∈ S. An outcome (f,v) is said to be individually stable for G if it is not blocked by any agent.
Stable Outcomes For Contract Choice Problems
Hence, the agent’s idea of self or identity is in the propagation of a pattern of configuration of building blocks, which can be summed as a set of variable states in an abstract space.
Organization and Complexity in a Nested Hierarchical Spin-Glass like Social Space
As was discussed before, the agent, due to its complex nature, can be approximated to have an infinite number of variables that can possibly rise from all types of interactions among various levels of identities formed among its building blocks.
Organization and Complexity in a Nested Hierarchical Spin-Glass like Social Space
Other agents will then place “blocking bids” that conflict with both Xi (t) and any other set that agent i might desire, with rank slightly below the rank of the bid for Xi (t).
Price of Anarchy for Greedy Auctions
These blocking bids are not allocated by the algorithm, since they conflict with the bid for Xi (t), but they guarantee that agent i cannot increase his utility by abandoning set Xi (t) and attempting to obtain a different set.
Price of Anarchy for Greedy Auctions
Such an R must exist from the definition of a blocking allocation problem, and moreover Xj (t) 6⊆ R (since there does exist a feasible allocation that allocates Xj (t) to agent j and Xi (t) to agent i, namely X(t)!).
Price of Anarchy for Greedy Auctions
Agent-based models The elementary building blocks of financial markets are human agents, each buying and selling based on his or her own point of view.
Physicists attempt to scale the ivory towers of finance
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