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quiescence

Inactive, resting, silent Medtalk A period during which an infection is present but not active in a host Examples TB; chickenpox and recrudescence as herpes zoster–shingles. Cf Latency.

quiescence

a period during which development is suspended as a result of adverse environmental conditions.

quiescence (kwēes´ens),

n a state of inactivity, quietness, or dormancy. In cell biology, it refers to that period when a cell is not dividing. E.g., if a neuron is not firing, or a muscle cell is not contracting, these cells are in a quiescent state.
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A continuous image of rate changes in the earthquake activity and plotting the areas showing seismic quiescence in space and time can be provided by ZMAP by plotting in geographical coordinates.
She said in an earlier study the lab showed that when mice age, the old fat in their skin produces higher levels of a secreted signal called BMP that acts as a molecular brake on the hair follicle stem cells, causing them to spend much longer times in quiescence.
To demonstrate that parasite survival against exposure to artemisinin resulted from quiescence involving a proliferation blockade (11), sorbitol treatment was performed immediately after a 24-h exposure of synchronized ring-stage cultures to 11 [micro]mol/L artemisinin in the ring-stage growth arrest assay (11).
In the 'Mahayanasutralamkara', Maitreya has explained that a proper and conducive place to practise mental quiescence meditation (samatha) is one that has the following five conditions: (1) an easily available supply of food and water, (2) the approval and blessings of your Gurus or of past Gurus who have meditated there, (3) a secluded, quiet location with a congenial climate, (4) other meditators nearby for inspiration and (5) all the necessary instructions and texts about the practice.
Iraq may be the country most Americans would prefer to forget, even if its remarkable quiescence during this season of Arab revolt is a testament to how much the United States achieved there.
Gulf states are not expected to face full-scale revolts thanks to a golden bargain under which their rulers trade a share of their oil wealth for political quiescence, but Bahrain is among the most vulnerable to popular pressure.
up, got up, and was being lowered gently into quiescence by reading good
But the way we see it, Alex will also have to puzzle out for herself how and why--despite India's growing wealth amidst such widespread and such appalling poverty--there is neither blood-stained revolution nor the quiescence of despair, just a matter-of-fact resolve to get on with the job, against all odds.
Backup options include VM snapshot, VSS file system and RAM quiescence
We have written before of Dave's quiescence in the face of ultra-authoritarian actions, the deselection of Howard Flight and, later his own deselection of the Conservative leader in the House in Strasbourg.
They cover interactions among sleep-active neurons in the preoptic hypothalamus in the regulation of nonREM sleep, sleep and immune function, genetic approaches to the problem of sleep, the genetics of sleep in Drosophila melanogaster, studies of behavioral quiescence in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, identifying the function of sleep by investigating sleep and wakefulness at the molecular level, a model of brain plasticity to explain effects of sleep on adult neurogenesis, sleep and synaptic homeostasis, growing evidence that sleep is important for learning and memory, and revisiting the ontogenetic hypothesis of rapid eye movement sleep function.