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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
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A brand name for testing strips for blood glucose in the range 0.6 to 33.3 mmol per litre.
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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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More than a third of actively religious adults in the US (36 per cent) described themselves as 'very happy' in the surveys, compared to a quarter of both inactive and unaffiliated Americans.
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