active state

active state

the condition in which muscle exists immediately before and during contraction which makes it nonextensible. It is caused by the attachment of MYOSIN bridges to ACTIN filaments.
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The FT reports: "Two European banks have signed up to help Iran tap international capital markets for up to 500m ([pound]316m), despite the US viewing it as the world's most active state sponsor of terrorism and a member of the axis of evil.
Even at the local level, Coalition officials were embarrassed by a 1999 New York Times report that highlighted the fact that the number of active state chapters had fallen from 48 to seven.
The drug is similar to nucleoside analogs such as ddI but requires less intracellular processing to reach its active state. Tenofovir is distinguished by its long intracellular half-life, which allows once-a-day dosing.
The report said Iran remained the most active state sponsor of terrorism in 2000 by providing increased support to groups opposed to peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
This situation could certainly be the case if the originals were corrupted or tampered with either during transmission, when first saved to a file, or when maintained by their creator in active state.
With its excellent sells and active state forester, tiny little Maryland held the title of state with the most champs in the program's early years.
--the machine starts with one active state and one thread for the whole program: St[A.sub.0] = [((e, [Tau]), [Rho], *)], [[Sigma].sub.0] = [l.sub.res] ??
Rather than totally ignoring the state, a combination of social mobilisation and active state intervention is proposed.
In addition, the ratio of active state and local workers to retirees is declining.
In addition, within states in which vocational rehabilitation services have been reorganized under umbrella social service agencies, many new state directors were appointed without work background in rehabilitation and without an appreciation for the benefits accrued to the agency through a strong and active state NRA chapter.
Attacking the fascist myth of racial purity in "Zinc," the author reveals his preference for the "boring metal" when it is in an active state of impurity.
These undertakings, however, require a strong, active state role to succeed.