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

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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Table III compares the run time of applications compiled with full live variable analysis to that of applications compiled with SCC-based liveness analysis.
Lamport [1977] reported on two major classes of system properties necessary to describe any useful system behavior: safety and liveness.
In relation to images of nature emergencies and other disasters, one important aspect of this layering of media forms is the merging of televisual and digital modes of liveness.
This notion of liveness has long been considered a core characteristic of television.
The new software-based liveness detection approach using a novel fingerprint parameterization based on quality related features.
Through them, the essential work of listening brings affiliation, affinity, and negotiated resolution into acoustic liveness, fully resonant (or equally important, muffled) across geographic, ethnic, linguistic, and technical fissures' (p.
In his fourth chapter, "Role-Playing Toward a Virtual Musical Democracy," Cheng explores gamers' use of the in-game music system of The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO), opening up a discussion of musical liveness, authenticity, and player interaction.
Though works that tap liveness as an inherently profound characteristic can sometimes appear utterly calculated, the first two rooms of the exhibition did a sublime job of setting up a pervasive sense of the kind of self-consciousness that can produce an effect of sincerity.
The liveness of this show is critical to the kinds of publicness it produces.
For behaviour analysis the PLA model have been transformed to timed automata in order to verify the safety and liveness properties of a system using the UPPAAL model-checking tools.
examine the possible traces of behavior implied by the model and verify global properties of the model: a reachability property states that a particular situation can sometimes be reached; a liveness property expresses that, under certain conditions, a situation will ultimately occur.
0] goal PN final marking, liveness or safe specification property