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the process or property of reacting.


1. The property of reacting, chemically, immunologically or in any other sense.
2. The process of reacting.


1. The property of reacting, chemically or in any other sense.
2. The process of reacting.


n the degree to which a being responds to a stimulus. The degree may be affected by the receptivity of the being. See also receptivity.

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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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In the following sub-sections, three areas are discussed: The Pauli exclusion principle, chemical reactivity and chemical bonds.
On March 30 2004, a number of chemical trade associations signed an alliance with OSHA to help educate industries on chemical reactivity hazards.
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In addition, the page links to free online access to the AIChE publication, "Essential Practices for Managing Chemical Reactivity Hazards.
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However, it is widely known that many naturally derived fragrances pose problems in soap and cosmetic formulations due to their chemical reactivity, resulting in product discoloration, malodor formation or instability.