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inert

 [in-ert´]
inactive.

in·ert

(in-ert'),
1. Slow in action; sluggish; inactive.
2. Devoid of active chemical properties, as the inert gases.
3. Denoting a drug or agent having no pharmacologic or therapeutic action.
[L. iners, unskillful, sluggish, fr. in, neg. + ars, art]

inert

(ĭn-ûrt′)
adj.
1. Chemistry Not readily reactive with other elements; forming few or no chemical compounds.
2. Having no pharmacologic, metabolic, or other physiological effect.

in·ert′ly adv.
in·ert′ness n.

in·ert

(in-ĕrt')
1. Slow in action; sluggish; inactive.
2. Devoid of active chemical properties, as in the inert gases.
3. Denoting a drug or agent having no pharmacologic or therapeutic action.

inert

lacking any active nature, usually applied to physiological inactivity or to inactivity of certain genes.

in·ert

(in-ĕrt')
1. Slow in action; sluggish; inactive.
2. Devoid of active chemical properties, as the inert gases.
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