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adjective A term of art defined by users in different fields:
Referring to the presence of neutrophils in gastric biopsies. Active is loosely equivalent to “acute” and often indicates infection by Helicobacter pylori.

Not passive; not expectant, as in active disease, which contrasts to quiescent disease.


A term of art defined by users in different fields. In gastroenterology, active refers to presence of neutrophils in gastric biopsies. Active is loosely equivalent to “acute” and often indicates infection by Helicobacter pylori.
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adjective Not passive, not expectant
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


A brand name for testing strips for blood glucose in the range 0.6 to 33.3 mmol per litre.
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Patient discussion about active

Q. Are there any nice activities for adults with autism? I've been helping a very nice man of 45 of years old and I'm looking for some new things I can do with him in our time together. any ideas?

A. Autistic people react wonderfully with animals. for instance- i saw a group of severe Autistic teenagers going to swim with dolphins. the effect was amazing! taking him to the zoo, or even to the park to feed ducks, pet dogs, whatever.. could have a great effect on him.
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Q. what is a passive smoking? and is it dangerous as an active?

A. Passive smoking is the exposure to cigarettes smoke emitted from cigarettes smoke by other person. It's dangerous and may increase the risk to several diseases similar to active smoking (one's exposure to smoke emitted from the cigarettes he or she is smoking) although the risk is of lower magnitude. Example for passive smoking is children of smokers etc.

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Q. i swim a lot ! what are the advantages of swimming over other sport activities? on what part of the body does it work the most ?

A. its a good workout but your not really going to burn as much calories as a regular work out.

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The new Active 2 also features an enhanced heart-rate monitor.
While there are thousands of passive ETFs, only about 100 ETFs are active. There are varying degrees of "active," which can make it difficult to identify truly active products.
The active job openings-to-applicants ratio is defined as monthly active job openings subtracted by monthly active job applicants.
From these surveys, researchers determined the occurrence of active transportation as the primary commute mode to work, any single-day active transportation trips, or any habitual active transportation.
"A relationship was formed to help Active extend its presence in the New York and New Jersey markets," commented John V.
From the Association of Active Tourism ATTA explain that active tourism is globally represented with 263 billion dollars and it is the fastest growing sector in the world.
The new structure includes: | Friends and family for less than PS2 per day which includes activities like swimming, gyms, fitness classes, soft play, court bookings and the skate plaza, as well as discounts on swimming lessons and children's parties; | Youth Active memberships for 13-19-year-olds are PS5 a week.
'We found that the hazard of future tuberculosis was increased 3-fold among those with a history of prior active tuberculosis,' write the authors.
Loblaw and his colleagues asked, what is the best PSA change determinant to suggest a switch from active surveillance to active treatment for a patient with localized prostate cancer?
"The DSC will provide the reserve and active components one-stop shopping by providing standardized training in today's SDDC," said Lt.