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1. Counteracting, modifying, or changing what is injurious.

2. A drug that modifies or corrects an undesirable or injurious effect of another drug.

Synonym: corrigent.

Origin: L. Cor-rigo (conr-), pp. -rectus, to set right, fr. Rego, to keep straight

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Diversity vs Density

... sizes. How would you compare the density with the diversity as this could be a fundimental issue of the research. If anyone has any ideas of corrective statistics or experimental methods I would be very grateful!

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by Bryozoa
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Diversity vs Density
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Views: 1548


... beings (viz. eugenics), the idea that eyeglasses are degrading the human gene pool is not valid. I don’t know what news media have claimed about corrective lenses and genetics, but this is from a peer-reviewed journal: “Corrective lenses were invented far too recently to have allowed a substantial ...

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by lg1
Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Replies: 15
Views: 10269


... more people are wearing glasses nowadays than 50 years ago, and by year (???) it is projected that close to 100% of the human population will need corrective lenses by adulthood. As non-glasses wearing individual, I was pretty shocked when heard that statement. And then I started thinking about ...

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by LilKim
Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Replies: 15
Views: 10269

The Fiber Disease

... Inundation involves releasing large numbers of natural enemies for immediate reduction of a damaging or near-damaging pest population. It is a corrective measure; the expected outcome is immediate pest control. Because of the nature of natural enemy activity, and the cost of purchasing them, ...

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by London
Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6263947

Evolution Tests With Bacteria

... reclassify organisms according to genetic data, but I haven't heard anything about it for a while. And as for evolutionary rates, bacteria lack a corrective mechanism during the reproduction of genetic material (as seen in humans, for example). This leads to many more genetic "stumbles" ...

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by Khaiy
Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution Tests With Bacteria
Replies: 87
Views: 50052
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