Pronunciation: shmit tahn'how-zer
Definition: a method for fractionation of nucleic acid, based upon the fact that RNA (but not DNA) is hydrolyzed to nucleotides by alkali; RNA can be hydrolyzed in about 2 hours in 0.75 n NaOH, but 18 hours and 0.3 n NaOH usually are used.
[Gerhard Schmidt, S. J. Thannhauser]
Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.
© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.