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mechanistic

adjective
(1) Determined or characterised by physical properties.
(2) Referring to the philosophical reduction of processes and phenomena in the universe to physical and deterministic causality.
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In other words, it is not the same to perceive a group as being animalistically dehumanized than to see it as being mechanistically dehumanized.
"For example, it is difficult to mechanistically attribute an increase in Clostridium difficile infection to the suppression of acid secretion by PPIs when the organism is transmitted by acid-resistant spores.
Another finding in the SAGhE study arouses skepticism about a cause-and-effect relationship between the drug and the increased death rate: the mortality came from causes that are mechanistically and physiologically quite different - mainly bone cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and cerebrovascular events.
Mechanistically, calcium carbonate breaks down in water forming calcium oxide and carbon dioxide (CaC[O.sub.3] * CaO + C[O.sub.2]); and, with the generation of carbon dioxide, further dissociation occurs whereby [C[a.sub.2].sup.+]is coupled with two moles of carbonic acid (Ca[(HC[O.sub.3]).sub.2]).
A passive or static approach may be rules-based and implemented mechanistically without subjective discretionary judgments made by the manager.
Researchers at the border between cancer and drugs--some from one side and some from the other--review the mechanisms that have been discovered recently by which cancer cells become resistant to many structurally and mechanistically unrelated drugs at the same time, and some of the strategies that have been developed, or are being developed, to overcome that resistance.
Mechanistically, the investigators believe fasting affects the body's immune response, resulting in fewer regeneration-blocking immune cells reaching the injury site.
It's almost as if this doctor and his office, down to the receptionist, want to be right, angry that I refuse to follow the received wisdom and authority, showing no curiosity about my situation, mechanistically insisting on what they know, even neglecting to fax me the results of the blood tests.
You will find that statistically significant and nonsignificant are often not the same as mechanistically or clinically clear and unclear.
He accused them of marking around key words which means kids are rewarded for thinking "mechanistically" rather than "outside the box".
Page 114 draws a parallel between a glasshouse environment and the "greenhouse effect" that is mechanistically incomplete--limited convective heat exchange is critical to glasshouse temperature, but not global warming.

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