What is reduction?

  • (noun): The act of decreasing or reducing something.
    Synonyms: decrease, diminution, step-down
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on reduction:

Dislocated Shoulder - Treatment - Initial
... its normal position via processes known as reduction ... Normally, closed reduction, in which several methods are used to manipulate the bone and joint from the outside, is used ... In cases where closed reduction is not successful, surgical open reduction may be needed ...
Corey-Itsuno Reduction - Scope and Limitations - Stereo and Chemoselectivity
... The CBS reduction has proven to be an effective and powerful method to reduce a wide range of different types of ketones in both a stereoselective and chemoselective manner ... in addition to sterics may play a role in the stereoselectivity of the CBS reduction ... the α,β unsaturated systems 10-12, efficient reduction of the ketone occurs despite the possible side reaction of hydroboration of the C-C unsaturated bond ...
Corey-Itsuno Reduction - Applications
... Over the past couple of decades, the CBS Reduction has gained significant synthetic utility in the synthesis of a significant number of natural products, including ... The enantionselective reduction has also been employed on large scale in industry ... utilized the CBS reduction in the total synthesis of MK-0417, a water-soluble carbonic anhydrase inhibitor which has been used therapeutically to reduce intraocular pressure ...
Reduction - Other
... Ego reduction, predicated on the use of Sigmund Freud's concept of the ego Piano reduction, sheet music for the piano that was once music for other ...
Clemmensen Reduction
... Clemmensen reduction is a chemical reaction described as a reduction of ketones (or aldehydes) to alkanes using zinc amalgam and hydrochloric acid ... The Clemmensen reduction is particularly effective at reducing aryl-alkyl ketones ... With aliphatic or cyclic ketones, zinc metal reduction is much more effective ...

More definitions of "reduction":

  • (noun): Any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent.
    Synonyms: reducing

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    The reduction of nuclear arsenals and the removal of the threat of worldwide nuclear destruction is a measure, in my judgment, of the power and strength of a great nation.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)