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re·ac·ti·va·tion

(rē'ak-ti-vā'shŭn),
1. Restoration of the lytic activity of an inactivated serum by means of the addition of complement.
2. Restoration of activity in an inactivated enzyme.

reactivation

[rē·ak′tivā′shən]
the restoration of impaired biological activity caused by chemical reaction, thermal application, genetic recombination, or helper elements.

re·ac·ti·va·tion

(rē-ak'ti-vā'shŭn)
1. Restoration of the lytic activity of an inactivated serum by adding complement.
2. Restoration of activity in an inactivated enzyme.

reactivation

to become active after a period of quiescence or, as in bacterial and viral infections, latency.

cross reactivation
in immunology, the capacity of an antibody made in response to one antigen including microorganisms to recognize other, different antigens; the two antigens share common antigenic sites (epitopes).
multiplicity reactivation
in virology, a population of viruses that has been inactivated, say by irradiation, may when introduced into a cell at high multiplicity of infection, replicate because of complementation between different member viruses in the inactivated population.

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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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