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neg·a·tive

(neg'ă-tiv), Avoid the jargonistic use of this word as a synonym of normal or in expressions that may be obscure or ambiguous, as in negative findings and negative results.
1. Not affirmative; refutative; not positive; not abnormal.
2. Denoting failure of response, absence of a reaction, or absence of an entity or condition in question.
[L. negativus, fr. nego, to deny]

negative

(nĕg′ə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Marked by failure of response or absence of a reaction.
2. Not indicating the presence of a particular disease, condition, or organism.
3. Moving or turning away from a stimulus, such as light.

negative

Lab medicine
noun A lab result that is normal; failure to show a positive result for the specific disease or condition for which the test is being done.

Vox populi
noun Absence or nonexistence of a thing or activity.

negative

noun Lab medicine A lab result that is normal; failure to show a positive result for the specific disease or condition for which the test is being done. See False negative, Hemoccult negative, True negative Vox populi Absence or nonexistence of a thing.

neg·a·tive

(neg'ă-tiv)
1. Not affirmative; refutative; not positive.
2. mathematics Having a value less than zero.
3. physics, chemistry Having an electric charge resulting from a gain or overabundance of electrons, hence able to donate (lose) electrons.
4. medicine Denoting a response to a diagnostic maneuver or laboratory study that indicates the absence of the disease or condition tested for.
[L. negativus, fr. nego, to deny]

neg·a·tive

(neg'ă-tiv)
Not affirmative; refutative; not positive.
[L. negativus, fr. nego, to deny]

Patient discussion about negative

Q. is her2 positive more agressive than her2 negative? i know someone with her2 positive breast cancer and her doctor said it was more difficult to detect upon its return if it came back i want to know if it is true and what can she do to detect it earlier

A. Over-expression of her2/neu, a specific molecule in the breast cancer cell is indeed considered to convey worse prognosis, and suggest the need for chemotherapy and immunotherapy with Herceptin. However, the decision is much more complicated and should be made on case by case basis after consulting a professional.

Q. Rising PSA to 10 with two negative biospies? Expect cancer? 67 yrs old in good health otherwise.

A. High values don't always mean it's cancer. At 67 years old, you're prostate is most likely enlarging, resulting in the higher PSA results. And after two negative biopsies, it sounds like you're in the clear. Like Brandon said though, keep up with your regular check ups.
Source: http://www.northshore.org/healthresources/encyclopedia/encyclopedia.aspx?Version=Q3_08&DocumentHwid=hw5522&ViewHwid=hw5548

Q. Does the cooking have a negative effect on the protein content of the food? I have heard that high temperatures cooking breaks the protein, so does the cooking have a negative effect on the protein content of the food?

A. Yes. Proteins can be denatured by heat, but only when the protein structure is delicate or is exposed to extremely high temperatures for long time. You must remember that breaking of protein is the physical-chemical process where the physical or chemical structure of a protein is rearranged. So cooking will not reduce on the nutritive value of the food until it’s cooked at cooking temperatures.

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The example negativ in the second column is important because it shows that the rule is not triggered by the vowel /i/.
Von negativ vor dem Aufenthalt auf positiv nach dem Aufenthalt gewandelte Eigenschaften:
The impact on productivity via the reallocation of output across existing enterprises (the "between" effect) varies significantly across countries and over time, but is generally small and in a few instances even negativ e.
Systemangemessenheit gleichgesetzt werden" (1981: 133 [Naturalness must not be equated with [L.sub.i]-specific normality and system adequacy]); in this connection he suggests an interesting comparison: "'Naturlichkeit' entspricht der autonom konzipierten, idealen ballistischen Flugkurve; [L.sub.i]-Normalitat der umweltsensitiven, faktischen" (1981: 134 ['naturalness' can be compared to the independently conceived, ideal ballistic flight curve; [L.sub.i] normality to the environmentally sensitive real one]), and at the end of his section on productivity he remarks that "'[L.sub.i]-Normalitat' wirkt derma[beta]en negativ auf 'Produktivitat' zuruck" (Mayerthaler 1981: 134 ['[L.sub.i] normality' has a negative effect on 'productivity']).
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Nevertheless, net international capital flows, as measured by the negativ e of the net current account, relative to GDP are still below the levels reached under the gold standard and those of the 1920s.
In addition to the learning/forgetting parameters, I viewed two other factors: the mean squared errors (MSE) for the individual learning episode -- a measure that represents within-individual variance in production per unit time relative to the model -- and whether the individual production history represents a negativ e learning episode, NEG, where
In contrast, Bowers and Matter (1997) conclude that for mammals, density-area relationships are scale dependent, tending to be negativ e at small spatial scales.
George (1989: 321) used similar reasoning when she argued that, since evidence (e.g., Clark & Watson, 1988) indicates that negativ e affect is influenced more by internal factors than external factors, we can expect negative affect "to exhibit more constancy across contexts (e.g., work vs.
The fact that Caribbean males, for example, tend to get less than normal returns to schooling even after living many years in Canada would suggest that this might have a negativ e effect on their desire to pursue higher levels of schooling.
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