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1. Having life; alive.
2. Of, relating to, or containing living bacteria or active viruses, sometimes in an attenuated form.
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Patient discussion about live

Q. do we need the esophagus to live? If we were to take our esophagus away would we still live?

A. Principally, yes. Feeding can be done through a hole in the stomach (PEG). Life is possible this way, although one may argue about the quality of life in this situation.

Q. How long can an alcoholic expect to live? My nephew who was an alcoholic died in his early age of 35. My uncle who was also an alcoholic died in his age of 48. How long can an alcoholic expect to live?

A. I am sorry. My dad who is an alcoholic too always advice me from his experience that an alcoholic will die younger than they would if they were not using alcohol. There are two sides to this: physiological and psychological. The destructive effect that alcohol has on the human body when used to excess may shorten expected lifespan. This list is long, from brain damage to liver failure.
The psychological side is the likelihood that goofy behavior caused by the use of alcohol may kill them. The list here is endless. Driving while drunk, getting in violent confrontations, taking idiotic risks, using power tools while blitzed. One way or another, the odds are good that this person will die much earlier than if they were not drinking.

Q. how long do u live with lupus? why do we get lupus? why was i hit with it along with all my other medical problems? i dont understand why..

A. well i've had it now for 1 yr and i'm still going

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And that's seems to be a driving factor for a lot of people who want to live down on the Lower East Side.
The irony is that unless young people are a part of this growing community, they could know southern crunk music like the back of their hands but may have never heard of local artists like the Hieroglyphics, Zion-I or the Attik, who might live down the street from them--if their only source of music is commercial radio.
Yeast are microorganisms that naturally live down there.
Many MPs have an incident or two in their careers they would like to live down.
REPUTATIONS are very hard to live down. Some people have scandalously suggested that I've not always been the best turned-out player on the pitch during my career,
"Whatever life a woman leads, from biker chick to society girl, there's a stereotype she'll have to live down, or live up to," the book begins.
Each side in this shouting match often seems determined to live down to the other's Stereotype of itself--even though, in fact, the relationship between conservatism, intellect, and even intellectual elitism is infinitely more complex than the simple dichotomy implies.
Our competitive advantage is that we actually live in the lab not that we live down the street.
"No self-respecting gay guy would have ever made some of the hair and clothing choices I am still trying to live down."
As the chairman and chief executive officer of an operation that produces "the ultimate driving machine," Helmut Panke heads a firm with a reputation to live up to--and also one it probably never will live down.
The mythology of America, after all, is as impossible to live up to as it is to live down; the image of the drifter is just one more stupid thing to get stuck in.