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ad libitum

(ad lib′ĭ-tŭm) [L. ad libitum, ],

ad lib

As desired, used as a direction in writing prescriptions.

ad libitum

without restraint.

ad libitum feeding
food available at all times with the quantity and frequency of consumption being the free choice of the animal.
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01 (g/d) AL, ad libitum treatment; LR, low restricted treatment; HR, high restricted treatment; DMI, dry matter intake; SBW, shrunk body weight; ME, metabolizable energy; BW, body weight.
THC, CBN, and CBD OF concentrations decreased over time with no significant differences between placebo and active doses; the results point to the previous ad libitum smoking as the primary source because oral THC minimally affected parent cannabinoid concentrations in OF.
tratamiento suministro autoconsumo autoconsumo variable testigo diario restringido ad libitum AOB, 49,9 (a) 54,5 (a) 54,3 (a) 60,7 (b) [cm.
Before they were measured, hatchery-reared trout were fed standard trout pellets ad libitum three times each day according to standard hatchery procedures.
12) compared two high-carbohydrate and two high-protein diets consumed ad libitum for 12 weeks with high and low GI comparisons.
In a subsequent letter to the journal, three obesity research co-authors, including James Hill, director of the University of Colorado Center for Human Nutrition in Denver, noted, "What Taubes does not mention are the meta-analyses of intervention studies comparing ad libitum intakes of higher fat diets with low-fat diets that clearly show reduced caloric intake and weight loss on the low-fat diet.
Sugar water was provided ad libitum to all test colonies in the form of <<sugar wads,>> unless otherwise specified.
Amrut-certified rodent diet (Maharashtra Chakan Oil Mill) and tap water (boiling hot water cooled to room temperature) was provided ad libitum to the experimental animals.
Patients suffering from such a condition can eat ad libitum without gaining weight; indeed, if left untreated, they will lose weight and ultimately starve (starvation phenotype).
A diet consisting of a slightly higher protein content and low-GI foods ad libitum appears to be easier to observe and has been documented to ensure that overweight people who have lost weight maintain their weight loss.
Table 1: Experimental diet formulation Diet % of % Basal diet % Cholesterol Water mushroom (Nuvita Pellets) 1 0 100 0 Ad Libitum 2 0 100 0.