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/ac·tive/ (ak´tiv) characterized by action; not passive; not expectant.


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.


adjective Not passive, not expectant


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


adj in orthodontics, pertaining to the condition of an orthodontic appliance that has been adjusted to apply effective force to the teeth or jaws.
active reciprocation,


not passive.

active principle
the drugs or chemicals in a pharmaceutical preparation that exert an effect pharmacologically; as distinct from the inert fillers, wetting agents and other excipients also often included.
active site
that region of a protein, usually an enzyme, that binds to another molecule such as the substrate of the enzyme.
active transport
the movement of ions or molecules assisted by a carrier protein across the cell membranes and epithelial layers, usually against a concentration gradient, resulting directly from the expenditure of metabolic energy. For example, under normal circumstances more potassium ions are present within the cell and more sodium ions extracellularly. The process of maintaining these normal differences in electrolytic composition between the intracellular fluids is active transport. The process differs from simple diffusion or osmosis in that it requires the expenditure of metabolic energy.

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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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