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The Royal Free Hospital. A large NHS teaching hospital in Hampstead, near central London, which houses part of the UCL medical school and belongs to the Royal Free Hampstead Trust.

Areas of interest
HIV, hepatology, transplantation.


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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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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National Sea Products will be hiring 400 new employees to seize opportunities under free trade and will lower its production costs by processing more of its fish in Canada, close to the raw material.
And all of these FTAs anticipate creation of yet another WTO-supervised regional bloc--the Middle East Free Trade Area (MEFTA), scheduled for completion in 2013.
Despite that, many analysts who usually support free trade have made an exception for steel on national security grounds, arguing that we need adequate domestic manufacturing capability to build ships and tanks in the event of war.
In 1993, with Democrat Bill Clinton in the White House, 102 Democrats in the House voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement.
As a result of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States, these have largely been eliminated.
I think it's important to send the message that even here in the hinterland, people are concerned about free trade," she explained.
The bilateral free trade pact with South Korea would go ahead of the recent initiative of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and three northeast Asian countries -- China, Japan and South Korea.
Today, Japan, China and South Korea remain the only three major economies that have not signed free trade accords.
Formed in 1989 to improve economic relations between its 15 member nations, APEC provides a needed forum for advancing free trade and investment in the Pacific Rim.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian official announced Iran and Armenia's plans to establish a joint free trade zone.
Oman Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by the relatively large margin of 221-205 on July 20.