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The Royal Free Hospital. A large NHS teaching hospital in Hampstead, near central London, which houses part of the UCL medical school and belongs to the Royal Free Hampstead Trust.

Areas of interest
HIV, hepatology, transplantation.

free

(frē)
1. Devoid of, as in cell-free, gluten-free, or sugar-free.
2. Natural, wild, or unrestrained, as in freerange or freespirit.
3. Available at no cost; gratis.
4. Unbound by proteins in the plasma, and therefore biologically active.

free

not tied; unconfined.

free bullet humane killer
see humane killer.
free electricity
the presence of uncontrolled electrical current in solid materials at low amperages and voltages, usually due to faulty wiring and poor earthing (grounding) of the electrical power system. It causes restlessness, and failure of letdown of milk. In some cases when the circumstances are suitable there may be stunning of animals and rarely fatal electrocution.
free fatty acids
most fatty acids in the body are combined with alcohols in the form of triglycerides. Free fatty acids are produced during digestion and metabolism but most of them in the circulation are combined with protein during this phase.
free fluid
fluid in the body, other than in the alimentary or urinary tracts, which is not part of tissue fluid but free in a body cavity or as a discrete mass in an organ.
free gas bloat
see ruminal tympany.
free hormone hypothesis
the unbound fraction of hormone is the indicator of what is available to tissues, available for metabolism and excretion. See also free thyroxine.
free return
a return of service for a mare to the same stallion in the next season if she does not produce a live foal.
free stall housing
cow accommodation in which there are enough stalls for each cow to have one but the cows are not tied in; they are free to lie down in a cubicle or to feed or to seek other cows coming on heat.
free T4 index
see free thyroxine.
free water clearance
the capacity to excrete urine of lower osmolality than plasma, thus avoiding depletion of salt reserves.

Patient discussion about free

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Q. How can I go about finding a free depression support group where I live? would like to find a depression support group in my area. How do I go about finding one? Google searches are turning up nothing.

A. Call the help desk or receptionist of your local or nearest hospital or medical clinic.

You could go to an AA meeting in your local community. A lot of people there are depressed. That's what those meetings do for people, they are a support group.

You could also start one and put a community notice in your local paper.

Get together with others you trust and talk.

Call home and talk.

Find a friend and talk.

I pray. God listens.

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Free speech campaigners know the sensitivity of the matter and the continuous attacking of the issue appears to be more of a deliberate provocation of Muslims - rather than exercising a democratic right of free speech and expression.
Police in New York that year were both more flexible and more arbitrary, anticipating and closely watching the moves of demonstrators protesting the Republican National Convention and staying one step ahead of them, setting up "DO NOT CROSS" lines in hastily established "ad hoc free speech zones.
Pittman will be joined on the FSW Advisory Council by several other leaders in the media and entertainment industries to be announced shortly, who will work with him to promote Free Speech Week.
This article presents the "dignitization process" of free speech in Israel in several ways.
Absolutists see free speech as an inviolable right which the state may not interfere with (no way, no how); access theorists believe that free speech ensures the public's right to know and every individual's right to disseminate his or her viewpoint; ad hoc balancers consider free speech to be just another right which should be balanced with competing interests on a case by case basis; preferred position balancers maintain that since free speech is essential in preserving other fundamental rights, the burden of proof rests on those seeking to restrict free speech in cases where it is questioned; and, others emphasize that free speech is most importantly a means towards successful self-governance, thus, speech that relates to governance merits absolute protection.
The benefits of being listened into truly free speech are fourfold: First, you become able to listen to and honor all the facets and complexities of your own life, enabling mature relationships with others and creative interaction with your world.
Because HR is often in the unique position of a go-between for the employee and the organization, it has the opportunity to promote free speech and encourage senior management to view allowing expressions of free speech as supporting employee rights and justice; however, HR managers typically see their roles as legal watchdogs and hence take more conservative paths, which can lead to employee termination for things such as pseudo-anonymous blogs about their jobs, politics, or faith.
How the case eventually is resolved in court could have ramifications for a broad range of public employees and reframe issues of free speech.
A couple of weeks earlier, Columbia was mired in another free speech debacle when it retracted a speaking invitation to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Free speech allows academic environments to express different views and attempt to establish knowledge.
THE DEATH OF FREE SPEECH: HOW OUR BROKEN NATIONAL DIALOGUE HAS KILLED THE TRUTH AND DIVIDED AMERICA comes from a radio talk-show host and TV commentator who considers how the news media has created biased, illogical rules for determining the framework of free speech itself.