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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) the aggregate of vital phenomena; the quality or principle by which living things are distinguished from inorganic matter, as manifested by such phenomena as metabolism, growth, reproduction, adaptation, etc.

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.

life

Etymology: AS, lif
the energy that enables organisms to grow, reproduce, absorb and use nutrients, and evolve, and, in some organisms, to achieve mobility, express consciousness, and demonstrate a voluntary use of the senses.
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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