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inactive

(ĭn-ăk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Not active or tending to be active: inactive students at risk for gaining weight.
2. Chemistry Not readily participating in chemical reactions; inert.
3. Medicine Marked by the absence or lessening of disease activity.

in·ac′tive·ly adv.
in′ac·tiv′i·ty, in·ac′tive·ness n.
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In contrast, those who went from highly active to inactive had a similar risk of dying as those who were inactive at both surveys.
The source added that those who were terminated did not commit any crime and were just inactive members.
Inactive ingredients that may not be as immediately obvious as the active ones are mostly things generally regarded as safe - GRAS - by medicine authorities.
All ingredients in a A-medicine, active or inactive, have to be disclosed, either on the label, the package or in the package insert.
He said the bar surveyed other states and found that Missouri's inactive fee was among the lowest in the country.
For certain drugs, such as progesterone, there are few alternatives that do not contain this inactive ingredient.
"While we call these ingredients 'inactive,' in many cases, they are not.
"Inactive lawyers should not have to pay dues to the bar association.
"We're glad the Oregon Secretary of State's office is able to use Facebook to help reach inactive voters and let them know how they can cast a ballot this fall," said Andy Stone, a Facebook spokesman.
The paper, authored by four World Health Organization experts, warned that sedentary rates could be as high as one in three adults inactive in some counties.
In addition to active compounds, one or two inactive close structural analogs were also selected from clusters that were enriched with active antagonists in order to test for potential false negative outcomes.