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The Royal Free Hospital. A large NHS teaching hospital in Hampstead, near central London, which houses part of the UCL medical school and belongs to the Royal Free Hampstead Trust.

Areas of interest
HIV, hepatology, transplantation.


1. Devoid of, as in cell-free, gluten-free, or sugar-free.
2. Natural, wild, or unrestrained, as in freerange or freespirit.
3. Available at no cost; gratis.
4. Unbound by proteins in the plasma, and therefore biologically active.


not tied; unconfined.

free bullet humane killer
see humane killer.
free electricity
the presence of uncontrolled electrical current in solid materials at low amperages and voltages, usually due to faulty wiring and poor earthing (grounding) of the electrical power system. It causes restlessness, and failure of letdown of milk. In some cases when the circumstances are suitable there may be stunning of animals and rarely fatal electrocution.
free fatty acids
most fatty acids in the body are combined with alcohols in the form of triglycerides. Free fatty acids are produced during digestion and metabolism but most of them in the circulation are combined with protein during this phase.
free fluid
fluid in the body, other than in the alimentary or urinary tracts, which is not part of tissue fluid but free in a body cavity or as a discrete mass in an organ.
free gas bloat
see ruminal tympany.
free hormone hypothesis
the unbound fraction of hormone is the indicator of what is available to tissues, available for metabolism and excretion. See also free thyroxine.
free return
a return of service for a mare to the same stallion in the next season if she does not produce a live foal.
free stall housing
cow accommodation in which there are enough stalls for each cow to have one but the cows are not tied in; they are free to lie down in a cubicle or to feed or to seek other cows coming on heat.
free T4 index
see free thyroxine.
free water clearance
the capacity to excrete urine of lower osmolality than plasma, thus avoiding depletion of salt reserves.

Patient discussion about free

Q. is this a free service?

A. yes this is a 100% free site

Q. I have RA and would like to know is there anything i can do to keep my moovement free is walking ok how mush and how long

A. my grandma has it too, from what i understand - every patient is different. but it takes several of years. i recommend also taking Omega 3 fatty acids, they were proven to slow inflammation and RA is an inflammatory process. other then that the information above seems very good, i'll keep it in mind and try to implement it and help my grandma :)

Q. How can I go about finding a free depression support group where I live? would like to find a depression support group in my area. How do I go about finding one? Google searches are turning up nothing.

A. Call the help desk or receptionist of your local or nearest hospital or medical clinic.

You could go to an AA meeting in your local community. A lot of people there are depressed. That's what those meetings do for people, they are a support group.

You could also start one and put a community notice in your local paper.

Get together with others you trust and talk.

Call home and talk.

Find a friend and talk.

I pray. God listens.

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The state-owned Anadolu news agency also released a report on its website on Friday, saying that the four Turkish workers being held captive by unknown armed forces at Tikrit-Kirkuk had been set free.
Several Lebanese officials speaking to national broadcasters have given reporters the same answer, claiming the women "are supposed to have been set free.
After a short period of time, another two would be set free and then finally the remaining two.
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman has urged Turkey to exert further pressure on the Syrian abductors to set free the remaining nine hostages.
The workers that were set free reportedly said that many of the kidnappers had foreign accents.
With a release from the house arrest, Kahn was also set free of the restrictive bail conditions like wearing an ankle monitor, limited outings and being confined to a Lower Manhattan townhouse under the watch of armed guards.
Asked about the danger Khodorkovsky would pose if he were set free, Medvedev told reporters curtly: "You asked a short question and the answer will be brief as well: absolutely none," Medvedev said.
Dutta was released after 14 Maoist supporters were set free.
The Syrian authorities have released 11 of them, including prominent former MP Riad Seif and opposition figure Talal Abu Dan who were both set free earlier this week.
Participants in the march handed over a message to the International Red Cross office in Damascus calling on all international and humanitarian organizations to set free Syrian and Arab prisoners from the Israeli prisons.
2 The Dred Scott decision: "Instead of saying once set free, always set free, the Supreme Court said that blacks are not persons, and therefore cannot file lawsuits and enjoy no protection of the law.
Plamen Galev and Angel Hristov, commonly referred as the "Galevi brothers", were set free from Sofia central prison on 50 000 leva bail each on June 16.