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the process or property of reacting.


1. The property of reacting, chemically, immunologically or in any other sense.
2. The process of reacting.


1. The property of reacting, chemically or in any other sense.
2. The process of reacting.


n the degree to which a being responds to a stimulus. The degree may be affected by the receptivity of the being. See also receptivity.

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Q. Does anyone have experience treating reactive arthritis? symtoms: bladder incontence, sore joint, eye irritation, cracked fingers and lips

A. The management of reactive arthritis usually starts with pain killers and injection of steroids into the joints, and if necessary, stronger medications. Due to the severity of this condition, consulting a doctor may be wise.

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Young, On the diffusion of a chemically reactive species in a laminar boundary layer flow, The Physics of fluids, 1 (1958), 48-54
3] or sources of chemically reactive pollutants will lead to health improvements in environments where the intervention occurs (by limiting the products of [O.
Water is also made of the two most abundant, chemically reactive elements in the universe, hydrogen and oxygen, and so ought to be very common.
Chemical blowing-agent pellet concentrates with loadings of 10-50% based on exothermic, endothermic, or chemically reactive systems are formulated for injection molding, wire and cable, and other extrusion.
The product uses titanium dioxide to block the sun's damaging rays, rather than the chemically reactive ingredients contained in most sunscreens, she says.
Cigarette smoking is a rich source of free radicals, the chemically reactive molecular fragments that can damage DNA, making affected cells more susceptible to malignant changes.
An example of a chemically reactive waste is hydrogen peroxide.
These materials are also abrasive and chemically reactive.
MEGACOAT Cermets are less chemically reactive than carbide, which reduces the tendency for built-up-edge and provides improved surface finishes.
One of the unique qualities of OSTE polymer is that its surface is chemically reactive without adding anything or preparing it in any way.
In their earlier work, the Colorado group observed a significant drawback of their ultracold potassium rubidium molecules: They were chemically reactive, and essentially came apart when they collided with other molecules.
The system must be either in purely physical mode (pure "IBE" ion beam etching, chemically reactive component without) or in reactive mode (RIBE-mode) can be operated.

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