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[de- + saturation]
1. Conversion of a saturated organic compound into an unsaturated one, as when stearic acid, C18H36O2, is changed into oleic acid, C18H34O2. The product has different physical and chemical properties after this transformation. SEE: saturated hydrocarbon 2. The removal of a component from a chemical solution, e.g., a solute from a solvent. 3. The dissociation of oxygen from hemoglobin.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Desaturation." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769715/all/desaturation.
Desaturation. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769715/all/desaturation. Accessed November 21, 2019.
Desaturation. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769715/all/desaturation
Desaturation [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769715/all/desaturation.
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