According to TCPM, the total survival probabilities of structural members (beams, columns, plates, trusses) as series, parallel and mixed microsystems may be calculated by the equations
The method of transformed conditional probabilities (TCPM) may be successfully introduced into the probability-based design of deteriorating particular and structural members in a simple and easy perceptible manner.
In recent decades, advances in the pharmaceutical industry have led to the development of traditional Chinese patent medicine (TCPM), which has been routinely used for treating stroke patients in hospitals practicing either Western medicine or traditional Chinese medicine [6,10,11].
Improved pharmaceutical technologies in China have led to the development of many TCPM oral agents and injections for the prevention and treatment of stroke that are based on famous traditional Chinese medical prescriptions.
These strategies would lead to the identification and use of many TCPM treatments for stroke outside China.
Key words: androgenicity, 4-androsten-3,17-dione, antiandrogenicity, A-SCREEN, bicalutamide, tris-(4-chlorophenyl)methanol (TCPM), vinclozolin.
Ehrenstorfer, Augsburg, Germany); compound 2, 4-androsten-3,17-dione (Sigma-Aldrich, Taufkirchen, Germany); compound 3, 17[alpha]-methyltestosterone (Fluka, Taufkirchen, Germany); and compound 4, tris-(4-chlorophenyl)methanol (TCPM) (Lancaster, Muhlheim, Germany).
The persistent, bioaccumulating environmental contaminant TCPM (DeBoer 1997) showed antiandrogenic activity in a cell proliferation assay (Korner et al.
Similarly, all assays found antiandrogenic activity for TCPM. This chemical showed cytotoxic effects at [greater than or equal to] 1 x [10.sup.-5] M in the assays of laboratories 1, 2, and 3.