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adjective A term of art defined by users in different fields:
Referring to the presence of neutrophils in gastric biopsies. Active is loosely equivalent to “acute” and often indicates infection by Helicobacter pylori.

Not passive; not expectant, as in active disease, which contrasts to quiescent disease.


A term of art defined by users in different fields. In gastroenterology, active refers to presence of neutrophils in gastric biopsies. Active is loosely equivalent to “acute” and often indicates infection by Helicobacter pylori.
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adjective Not passive, not expectant
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


A brand name for testing strips for blood glucose in the range 0.6 to 33.3 mmol per litre.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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Q. Are there any nice activities for adults with autism? I've been helping a very nice man of 45 of years old and I'm looking for some new things I can do with him in our time together. any ideas?

A. Autistic people react wonderfully with animals. for instance- i saw a group of severe Autistic teenagers going to swim with dolphins. the effect was amazing! taking him to the zoo, or even to the park to feed ducks, pet dogs, whatever.. could have a great effect on him.
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Q. what is a passive smoking? and is it dangerous as an active?

A. Passive smoking is the exposure to cigarettes smoke emitted from cigarettes smoke by other person. It's dangerous and may increase the risk to several diseases similar to active smoking (one's exposure to smoke emitted from the cigarettes he or she is smoking) although the risk is of lower magnitude. Example for passive smoking is children of smokers etc.

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Q. i swim a lot ! what are the advantages of swimming over other sport activities? on what part of the body does it work the most ?

A. its a good workout but your not really going to burn as much calories as a regular work out.

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Progress on high-information-content and active matrix displays is quite rapid and prototypes are available, but device efficiency needs to be better understood before commercial production can begin.
The (b) sentences, with active matrices, are more redundant referentially than their counterparts with passive matrices in (a), because both the active matrix clause subjects and the subjects of the infinitives take up referents from the previous sentences.
Now they are bright, vibrant, active matrix liquid crystal displays.
With the advent of active matrix technology, however, the LCD has evolved into the preferred cockpit flat panel for the military.
The Active Matrix meets these challenges by adding a new matrix layer within the tester and redefining how the PE works.
TMA is a technology which potentially can be incorporated into driver chips to bring Active Matrix (AM) capabilities to Passive Matrix (PM) displays.
It has a high resolution landscape QVGA (320 x 240) LCD screen which supports over 65,000 colours and uses active matrix transmissive technology to deliver vivid graphics.
The 7 inch high resolution TFT active matrix display produces and excellent picture and there is even an AV input for use as a monitor (AV cable included).
The system comes with a 14-inch widescreen WXGA TFT active matrix display, a magnesium display frame and internal super-structure for stability and reinforced ally hinge anchored in magnesium.
The RM-KB-LCD15 comprises a ps/2 keyboard with integrated touchpad and a 15-inch LCD active matrix monitor that can remain in the open position for system monitoring even when the keyboard is closed.