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1. Devoid of, as in cell-free, gluten-free, or sugar-free.
2. Natural, wild, or unrestrained, as in freerange or freespirit.
3. Available at no cost; gratis.
4. Unbound by proteins in the plasma, and therefore biologically active.


not tied; unconfined.

free bullet humane killer
see humane killer.
free electricity
the presence of uncontrolled electrical current in solid materials at low amperages and voltages, usually due to faulty wiring and poor earthing (grounding) of the electrical power system. It causes restlessness, and failure of letdown of milk. In some cases when the circumstances are suitable there may be stunning of animals and rarely fatal electrocution.
free fatty acids
most fatty acids in the body are combined with alcohols in the form of triglycerides. Free fatty acids are produced during digestion and metabolism but most of them in the circulation are combined with protein during this phase.
free fluid
fluid in the body, other than in the alimentary or urinary tracts, which is not part of tissue fluid but free in a body cavity or as a discrete mass in an organ.
free gas bloat
see ruminal tympany.
free hormone hypothesis
the unbound fraction of hormone is the indicator of what is available to tissues, available for metabolism and excretion. See also free thyroxine.
free return
a return of service for a mare to the same stallion in the next season if she does not produce a live foal.
free stall housing
cow accommodation in which there are enough stalls for each cow to have one but the cows are not tied in; they are free to lie down in a cubicle or to feed or to seek other cows coming on heat.
free T4 index
see free thyroxine.
free water clearance
the capacity to excrete urine of lower osmolality than plasma, thus avoiding depletion of salt reserves.

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Q. How can I go about finding a free depression support group where I live? would like to find a depression support group in my area. How do I go about finding one? Google searches are turning up nothing.

A. Call the help desk or receptionist of your local or nearest hospital or medical clinic.

You could go to an AA meeting in your local community. A lot of people there are depressed. That's what those meetings do for people, they are a support group.

You could also start one and put a community notice in your local paper.

Get together with others you trust and talk.

Call home and talk.

Find a friend and talk.

I pray. God listens.

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It has also been indicated in several other studies that the ability to detect free fluid using the FAST technique is equally accurate in the hands of nonradiologists and radiologists.
In this study, we aimed to present the incidence of CCB overdose patients with intraperitoneal and intrapleural free fluids detected via abdominal ultrasonography (USG).
The studied patients who sustained blunt abdominal trauma and were diagnosed with isolated free fluid in the abdomen or pelvis on a 64-MDCT did not require laparotomy and could have been managed conservatively.
Free fluid was observed in 56% of the perforated group and in 22% of the nonperforated group.
Abdominal tuberculosis presenting different signs and symptoms, it is mandatory to the Diagnostic Laparoscopy for the patients with vague abdominal complaints or USG evidence of unexplained moderate free fluid in pelvis.
Contrast whole-abdomen tomography revealed free air and dif fuse free fluid collections in the abdomen (Figure 1 a, b, Figure 2).
Fetal parts were palpable in transverse lie with free fluid noted in the abdomen.
On abdominal ultrasonography, a structure with dimensions of 64x59 mm compatible with abcess with a dense content was observed in the spleen and free fluid was observed in the abdomen; cefazolin, amikacin and ornidazole treatment was started with a prediagnosis of splenic abscess, but a probable hemorrhage could not be excluded, since she was being followed up with a diagnosis of bleeding disorder.
0 cm, free fluid in cul-de-sac and para colic gutters, with no abdominal visceral involvement.
Ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis demonstrated bilateral hydronephrosis and minute amount of free fluid in the pelvis; other organs examined were unremarkable.
The pump features a unique diaphragm "no-crease" shape for a long and durable life, DX70 also includes a "built in" fluid regulator as standard which ensures a constant and virtually pulse free fluid delivery, for direct feed to spray guns without the expense and complications of an additional fluid regulator or surge chamber.