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1. A substance in the body that converts an inactive molecule into an active agent, such as the conversion of pepsinogen into pepsin by hydrogen ions. 2. A substance that specifically induces an activity, such as an inductor or organizer in embryonic development or in a trophic hormone. 3. A removable orthodontic appliance that transmits force passively from muscles to the teeth and alveolar process in contact with it. Also called myofunctional appliance.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Activator." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768411/all/activator.
Activator. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768411/all/activator. Accessed November 17, 2019.
Activator. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768411/all/activator
Activator [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 17]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768411/all/activator.
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