Definition of Cations

1. Noun. (plural of cation) ¹

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Definition of Cations

1. cation [n] - See also: cation

Medical Definition of Cations

1. Postively charged atoms, radicals or groups of atoms which travel to the cathode or negative pole during electrolysis. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cations

cation exchange
cation exchange resins
cation exchanger
cation exhange resin
cationic detergent
cationic detergents
cationic protein
cationised ferritin
cations (current term)
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Literary usage of Cations

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The relative stabilities of the three cations are reasonable, ... Halides 2,3, and 4 will all lead to a mixture of cations containing largely 17, some 16, ..."

2. The Journal of General Physiology by Society of General Physiologists, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"The Ca ion acts as if it repelled positively charged water and as if it attracted negatively charged water. To find out whether or not trivalent cations ..."

3. Effects of the Eruptions of Mount St. Helens on Physical, Chemical, and by Douglas B. Lee (1998)
"A collection of abstracts of conclusions taken from the case histories is presented for the reader's convenience. Major cations: Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, ..."

4. The Physical Chemistry of the Proteins by Thorburn Brailsford Robertson (1918)
"The Relative Masses of Protein Anions and cations. — From the above experimental results it appears that the masses of the protein cation and anion must be ..."

5. Modern Theories of Chemistry by Lothar Meyer (1888)
"As the cations are generally single metallic atoms, it does not seem likely that they will transport other atoms. Nevertheless we are acquainted with a ..."

6. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"REACTIONS OF THE METALS (cations) The separation of the metals into groups (cf. p. 70) is based upon the varying solubilities of the chlorides, sulfides, ..."

7. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"... cations (a) Calcium (CaO) i. Sources, Distribution and Excretion of Calcium The average daily output of calcium in the urine calculated as CaO, ..."

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