(a.) Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion; as, matter is inert.
(a.) Indisposed to move or act; very slow to act; sluggish; dull; inactive; indolent; lifeless.
(a.) Not having or manifesting active properties; not affecting other substances when brought in contact with them; powerless for an expected or desired effect.
(1) In a control study an inert stereoisomer, d-propranolol, did not block the ocular dominance shift.
(2) Gastric reservoir reduction, wrapping the stomach with an inert fabric, is one such procedure.
(3) Utilization of inert materials like teflon, makrolon, and stainless steel warrants experimental and possibly clinical application of the developed small constrictor.
(4) The results obtained indicate that the rate of cellular uptake and accumulation of the inert aminoacid increase with time as the fraction of oxygen is reduced.
(5) To estimate model parameters (load and tube compliances, tube inertances, characteristic impedances, and peripheral resistances) we measured ascending aortic pressure and flow in a group of five open-chest, anesthetized dogs.
(6) Such an 'inert tube' model may be adequate to describe the inhalation and exhalation kinetics of inert vapours, for example non-polar solvents which have a low water solubility.
(7) A large decrease in the number of macrophages showing EAC receptors was found after treatment of the cells with BCG, but not "inert" particles such as latex and zymosan.
(8) These data, indicative of a relative inertness of physiological functions of nervous pointer dogs compared with normal pointers, are consistent with the behavioral and some of the biochemical findings previously reported.
(9) From the original concept of encapsulating hemoglobin in an inert shell, LEH has evolved into a fluid proven to carry oxygen, capable of surviving for reasonable periods in the circulation, and amenable to large-scale production.
(10) The effects of helium and argon, inert gases, on oxygen consumption have been studied on liver tissue of white rats who were delivered different fatty products plus to basic food).
(11) Model predictions based upon these data compare favorably with published reports of isobaric inert gas supersaturation, as well as several previously unpublished observations.
(12) We concluded that the inert soluble gas method is capable of measuring in vivo the perfusion and a water compartment of the intact tracheal mucosa.
(13) A non-significant reduced risk of cervical cancer was associated with copper IUD use, indicated by an adjusted odds ratio (OR) of 0.6 (95% Cl: 0.3-1.2), but virtually no effect was found for inert IUD use (OR = 1.1, 95% Cl: 0.9-1.7).
(14) Within double-stranded DNA, it is kinetically inert in 1 M NaClO4 and becomes labile as the salt concentration is decreased.
(15) The glycohistochemical probes used consisted of conjugates of a labeled, histochemically inert carrier protein and various covalently linked, histochemically crucial sugar moieties.
(16) Tumour uptake of the inert, neutral complex 67Ga-9N3 and the tumour:blood concentration ratio (1,4,7,triazacyclononane-1,4,7, triacetic acid) were measured in mice bearing xenografts of the human melanotic melanoma HX118.
(17) Characteristics of cutaneous gas exchange in amphibians were studied by analysis of the equilibration kinetics of an inert test gas in salamanders which have neither lungs nor gills.
(18) Discoidal substrates for purified human lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase were prepared with human apolipoprotein A-I, cholesterol, and egg phosphatidylcholine (PC) or dipalmitoyl PC, including dihexadecyl PC in various proportions as an enzymatically inert dilutor of the interfacial PC substrate.
(19) For many years, the dental profession worked mainly with rather inert restorative materials that had a limited contact with vital tissue, and the opportunity for local and systemic complications was minimal.
(20) The results support the hypothesis that mild steel welding and to a lesser extent stainless steel welding with tungsten inert gas is associated with reduced semen quality at exposure in the range of the Danish process specific threshold limit values of welding.
(n.) Slowness; tardiness.
(n.) Disinclination to action or labor; sluggishness; laziness; idleness.
(n.) Any one of several species of arboreal edentates constituting the family Bradypodidae, and the suborder Tardigrada. They have long exserted limbs and long prehensile claws. Both jaws are furnished with teeth (see Illust. of Edentata), and the ears and tail are rudimentary. They inhabit South and Central America and Mexico.
(v. i.) To be idle.
(1) Although the retinal organization differs from that of the closely related three-toed sloth, the presumed function of retinal specializations in both species is to guide limb movements by permitting visualization of the branch along which the animal is climbing.
(2) Whenever anyone ascribes some inherent characteristic – of sloth or unwillingness – to an entire race, even if it is your own, you should smell a rat.
(3) The low functional residual capacity lung density in the sloth was attributable to unusually large alveoli.
(4) Over the course of this series, themes of unemployment, poor grooming and sloth emerge, all of which are qualities found in our first loser, Kris.
(5) Nick Offerman, the comic he-man of Parks and Recreation, stars as Ignatius J Reilly, a gluttonous and concupiscent layabout, slothfully adrift in New Orleans.
(6) Sloths are very responsive to epinephrine and norepinephrine; i.v.
(7) Updated at 9.20pm BST 9.01pm BST A second Republican Senate candidate has distanced himself from Mitt Romney 's discourse on the miserable sloth and entitled arrogance of 47% of Americans: Sen. Scott Brown, facing a tough fight in left-leaning Massachusetts, emails The Hill to say Romney's Randian world view of producers-versus-parasites is not his: That’s not the way I view the world.
(8) The working class is redivided into the hard-working taxpayer and the slothful undeserving poor, with the former subsumed into the "people", the latter into its other.
(9) Tilting sloths anesthetized with chloralose from erect to supine or supine to erect produced little or no effect on heart rate.
(10) Sloth fat cells showed a very low glucose oxidation to 14CO2 and incorporation into total lipids.
(11) Acute, fatal infections with this parasite are also recorded in a number of captive "coatimundis", Nasua narica (Carnivora: Procyonidae) and a sloth, Bradypus tridactylus (Edentata).
(12) The cellular composition and relative frequency of the occurrence of pancreatic endocrine cells were studied immunohistochemically in a primitive eutherian and arboreal folivore, the three-toed sloth, since previous histochemical and ultrastructural studies on the endocrine pancreas of the sloth have detected only a single islet cell type, the A cell.
(13) The intestinal of the 3-toed sloth, Bradypus tridactylus, was studied macroscopically, with light microscope and with histochemical methods for mucosubstances.
(14) 8.50pm BST 48 min: Dortmund have started with the same zip that they started the first half - and Bayern with the same sloth.
(15) Leishmania (Viannia) shawi Lainson, Braga, de Souza, Póvoa, Ishikawa & Silveira, 1989, was originally recorded from monkeys (Cebus apella and Chiropotes satanas), sloths (Choloepus didactylus and Bradypus tridactylus) and coatis (Nasua nasua) and the sandfly, Lutzomyia whitmani.
(16) Rincón lists his most significant findings with the contagious enthusiasm of a child reciting the cast of the Ice Age movies: the giant femur of a six-tonne mastodon, a giant ground sloth, a 10-ft pelican, caimans the size of buses and the almost intact skull of a sabre-toothed tiger.
(17) Like a stern housekeeper, he has roamed from floor to floor in government buildings, casting disapproving glances at the litter, the sloth and the lack of discipline.
(18) Since it has been reported that sloths have a very low rate on thyroxine secretion, the results are discussed in relation to data in the literature on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in hypothyroid animals.
(19) A s a fashion accessory, the beard occupies the sweet spot where sloth meets affectation – that’s why I’ve got one – although you couldn’t really call facial hair fashionable any more.
(20) He moved with the bounce of a sloth, served meekly and lacked any of the vim that had carried him this far.