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1. Occurring during a state of inactivity: a resting pulse.
2. Biology In a temporary phase of not growing, dividing, or being active: the resting brain; resting spores.


Inactive, motionless, at rest.


pertaining to or having the characteristics of a rest (1).

limb resting
posture adopted when the standing animal rests its weight on three limbs and allows the other to relax. The relaxed limb is said to be being rested.
resting line
basophilic lines in the cement in bones. The lines are smooth and level and indicate that the previous activity in the bone was formative.
resting membrane potential
see resting potential.
resting osteoblast
see surface osteocyte.

Patient discussion about resting

Q. What is the rate of alcoholism in the USA compared to the rest of the world? What is the rate of alcoholism in the USA compared to other countries in the world. I don't mean amount of alcohol consumed, but alcohol addiction/dependency. Links to your sources would be appreciated. Cheers! (pun intended)

A. here is a link to a CDC table about drinking hobbits of Americans:
here is an article about it, and it gives good links also:

Q. Why is enough rest important after fitness training and does it have any other benefits?

A. your body needs to recuperate, so do your muscles. if you do not rest enough you may suffer overtraining and be sidelined from injury.

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Perhaps it's not only the total hours resting or working that we need to consider, but the rhythms of our work, rest and time with and without others.
For healthy people, a low resting heart rate usually signifies good cardiovascular fitness," says Leslie Cho, MD, co-section head of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic.
Their resting heart rate was also recorded (ECG and VO2Max).
As soon as the connection between playing the instrument and resting against the tube has been firmly established, the tube can be removed and replaced at different intervals until the new alignment becomes the alignment of choice.
As the summer went on we were treated to unexpected gifts from our resting garden.
Do you associate resting with failure or being out of control?
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Although not exactly the same as mammals' slumber, fruit flies' resting behavior has many of the characteristics of sleep.
We allow approximately twice as much resting time as from our norm of 2 1/2 to 4 times the length of the activity.
For over a thousand years, pilgrims have travelled through France and Spain to the final resting place of St James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostella.