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/se·lec·tive/ (sĕ-lek´tiv)
1. having a high degree of selectivity.
2. discriminating; making a choice from multiple alternatives; singling out in preference.


the use of procedures on selected animals contrasted with blanket application to all members of the group.

selective slaughter
slaughter of positive reactors or clinical cases during a disease control program.
selective dry-period mastitis therapy
application of dry period intramammary therapy only to those cows known or suspected of being infected with organisms which cause mastitis; contrasts with blanket therapy in which all cows in the group are treated.

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Q. clonex symptoms in Selective Mutism Syndrome children My son is 6.5 years old, with selective mutism syndrome - in a months time he shall be entering first grade. We have, the past 2 years been with therapists specializing in this field. He has improved outside a closed system i.e. within the kindergarten (primarily) we even see some regression. We have been at major dilemmas with giving him medication but due to the critical time - we were recommended to take 0.125 mg of Clonex medication. we are a little worried and would like to understand the possible symptoms

A. As a benzodiazepin, it can cause drowsiness, weakness and other changes in behavior. There may be some other side-effects, that you can read about here (

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The application of the Metanetix Process to this extraction and removal operation, and particularly the ability to selectively remove arsenic, renders the extraction of metals from these reserves immediately commercially viable, and the company plans to begin recovery of these metals during 1994.
Sometimes cutting the trees himself and delivering the four-foot logs in his pickup to the sawmill, sometimes hiring professional loggers to selectively cut his mature stands, Fengler used the money he earned to improve his woodlots or to buy more property.
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Jocelyn Pare, the technology's developer, Environment Canada will describe a second major application: the process' ability to selectively vaporize desired chemicals out of materials -- such as organic pollutants contaminating water or soils.
The first of these, Activated Checkpoint Therapy(SM) (ACT), is designed to kill cancer cells selectively while sparing normal cells through direct activation of DNA damage response/checkpoint pathways.
The group is now studying the possibility of fabricating unique composite materials by letting the holes in such a metal grid selectively capture biological molecules such as the protein ferritin, which fit snugly into the holes and bind to the underlying graphite surface.
As part of Icagen's broad pain program, we have worked with our colleagues at Abbott to identify compounds which selectively inhibit one subtype of voltage-gated sodium channel, Nav1.
And, while a cure for Huntington's will probably wait on the ability to intervene on the genetic level, selectively blocking NMDA receptors "might delay the onset of Huntington's from 45 years of age to 55 or 65," Choi says.
420), reports binding in an SV40 control region by proteins that attach selectively to Z-DNA.

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