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reactivity

 [re″ak-tiv´ĭ-te]
the process or property of reacting.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

re·ac·tiv·i·ty

(rē-ak-tiv'i-tē),
1. The property of reacting, chemically, immunologically or in any other sense.
2. The process of reacting.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

re·ac·tiv·i·ty

(rē'ak-tiv'i-tē)
1. The property of reacting, chemically or in any other sense.
2. The process of reacting.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about reactivity

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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By demonstrating that chemically unreactive groups linked to an appropriate affinity group can be employed in the design of potent and selective inactivators of powerfully nucleophilic cysteine proteinases, the concept of affinity labels was extended beyond the notion of reactive biochemical and pharmacological reagents to include compounds which now hold forth the possibility of practical clinical endpoints.

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