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life

(līf),
1. Vitality, the essential condition of being alive; the state of existence characterized by such functions as metabolism, growth, reproduction, adaptation, and response to stimuli.
2. Living organisms such as animals and plants.
[A.S. lif]

life

(līf)
n. pl. lives (līvz)
a. The property or quality that distinguishes living organisms from dead organisms and inanimate matter, manifested in functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, and response to stimuli or adaptation to the environment originating from within the organism.
b. The characteristic state or condition of a living organism.
adj.
Of or relating to animate existence; involved in or necessary for living: life processes.
Industry The duration of a product or material in its as-manufactured form
SciSpeak The duration of a substance in a system
Vox populi A constellation of vital phenomena—organization, irritability, movement, growth, reproduction, adaptation

life

1. A constellation of vital phenomena–organization, irritability, movement, growth, reproduction, adaptation. See Quality of life, Sex life, Sexual life.
2. The duration of a product or material in its as-manufactured form. See Shelf life.
3. The duration of a substance in a system. See Biological half-life.

LIFE

Cardiology A clinical trial–Losartan Intervention for Endpoint Reduction in Hypertension comparing the effects of 2 antihypertensives on cardiovascular M&M. See Antihypertensive, Atenolol, Hypertension, Losartan.

life

(līf)
1. The quality or condition proper to living beings; the state of existence characterized by such functions as metabolism, growth, reproduction, adaptation, and response to stimuli.
2. Living organisms such as animals and plants.
[A.S. lif]

life

A self-replicating chemical system capable of undergoing Darwinian evolution. This is but one of many proposed definitions of the term.

life

the continuation of the collective activities of an organism.

Patient discussion about life

Q. So now it’s for life? Just like that, out of the blue my doctor told me a few months ago that I apparently I have diabetes (although I’m already 37), and that I’ll need to inject insulin to control my blood sugar. Moreover, I’ll have to restrict my diet and plan everything I put inside my mouth ahead. So far I manage with it, but it interfere with my life so much I don’t how long I can keep this way- it’s like I lost the possibility to be spontaneous in my llife. How do you cope with it?

A. Hi,
I share similar feelings- I was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a couple of years ago at 35, and indeed I have to plan my meals ahead. I don’t have any magical solution, but I can at least tell you that’s once you (and your environment) make some helpful technical changes, it feels less of a problem.

But hey, at least we had our twenties to live freely :)

Q. Is it for life? I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and started taking meds (MTX and others). How long will I have to take these medications?

A. sadly, i can't give you better news then mrfoot56 and brwnis65. these medication are for life. but there are all sort of new treatments that are now researched, using biological ways to reduce the immunoglobolins complexes that accumulates in your joints, here is an article about top 10 advances of 2007:
http://www.arthritis.org/media/newsroom/news-releases/Top_10_Arthritis_Advances_of_2007.pdf

Q. Give life to her please! Here is a really confusing question to you all. But your reply is a life for her. I know someone who is bipolar and she thinks that her ‘brother’ sexually molested her when they were kids. Can this be a delusion? Or hallucinating?

A. Im going to answer this question a little different;What if she is telling the truth,and her brother is planning on no body believing her? because she has this disease?---keep that in mind when you take her to the DR--mrfoot56

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The instructor may at this point bring up the NASA definition of life, which states that metabolism and evolution (and therefore replication) are sufficient properties.
Keats' attitude toward the definition of life as something which involves constant motion and flux influences his characters into constantly interrogating the forms the characters hold and if that is sufficient for each circumstance.
and what does life do?, even if we do not have a closed form compact definition of life. Thus, the requirements for life listed in Table 1 and the functions of life listed in Table 4 are very general; it is probably unwise to apply more restrictive criteria.
If a contract meets the definition of life insurance, the year by year increase in cash surrender value will not be subject to current income taxation.
(9) Thus we can confidently conclude that the definition of life which Descartes learned was Aristotle's--as it was presented in the commentaries--and that he learned it in his second year.
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The type beneath him read, "Bill Clinton's Agenda For Change." Articles inside accused Clinton of favoring an unfettered right to abortion, special rights for homosexuals and of "trashing traditional values and advocating a new definition of life, death, and the family" as well as wanting "to create an entirely new society controlled by a massive government."
There is no taxable event when the policy's cash surrender value exceeds the amount required to be returned to the employer because the employee already owns that excess cash surrender value and the build-up in cash surrender value of a policy (meeting the definition of life insurance under Sec.
Again, the intent is not to offer a strict mathematical definition of life, but rather to illustrate the kinds of relationships among salient aspects that the traditional dichotomous model cannot capture.
The teacher's definition of life was that all human beings have emotions in common and share them.