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/se·lec·tive/ (sĕ-lek´tiv)
1. having a high degree of selectivity.
2. discriminating; making a choice from multiple alternatives; singling out in preference.


the use of procedures on selected animals contrasted with blanket application to all members of the group.

selective slaughter
slaughter of positive reactors or clinical cases during a disease control program.
selective dry-period mastitis therapy
application of dry period intramammary therapy only to those cows known or suspected of being infected with organisms which cause mastitis; contrasts with blanket therapy in which all cows in the group are treated.

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Q. clonex symptoms in Selective Mutism Syndrome children My son is 6.5 years old, with selective mutism syndrome - in a months time he shall be entering first grade. We have, the past 2 years been with therapists specializing in this field. He has improved outside a closed system i.e. within the kindergarten (primarily) we even see some regression. We have been at major dilemmas with giving him medication but due to the critical time - we were recommended to take 0.125 mg of Clonex medication. we are a little worried and would like to understand the possible symptoms

A. As a benzodiazepin, it can cause drowsiness, weakness and other changes in behavior. There may be some other side-effects, that you can read about here (

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Critique: Exceptionally informative, well written, organized and presented, "Finding Voice: Treating Selective Mutism and Social Anxiety" covers assessment, treatment, and best-practice procedures for children ranging from the primary grades to adolescence.
To examine more formally whether there was a relationship between these laws and Selective Service compliance across states we collected cross-sectional data on the fifty states in 2007.
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Lucy was suffering from selective mutism, the persistent failure to speak in specific social situations where speaking is expected, such as at school and with playmates.
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Initial studies on selective mutism indicated the prevalence of selective mutism to be higher for girls than boys, but recent evidence suggests a more equal gender distribution (Andersson & Thomsen, 1998; Hayden, 1980; Remschmidt, Poller, Herpertz-Dahlmann, Hennighausen, & Gutenbrunner, 2001; Wilkens, 1985).
When choosing between a reflective film that blocks more heat and a spectrally selective film that blocks somewhat less heat but transmits more light, the smart money is on the latter.
Despite its uninspired title, Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education provides a fascinating look into how the admissions process at selective universities helps certain groups and not others.
has also been promoted to senior vice president of the actuarial reserving department of Selective Insurance.
The Church of the Brethren Service Center in Maryland, site of Anabaptist organizing around issues of conscientious objection to military service, received a surprise visit last October from the director of the Selective Service System's Alternative Service Division.