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Elimination

Elimination

(Science: pharmacology) The act of expulsion or of extrusion, especially of drug expulsion from the body.

Origin: L. Eliminatio, from limen = threshold


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Thinking in terms of evolution

... and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health. We civilised men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed, and the sick; we institute poor-laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skill to save ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Thinking in terms of evolution
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Views: 1074

effects of transgenic plants

... per se. However, some (not all!) of transgenic plants have resistance to herbicides so they can be used in higher concentration and thus assure elimination of weeds with one time application.

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by JackBean
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:25 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: effects of transgenic plants
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Views: 1131

Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?

... have happened if the researchers had come up with any other result? If the researchers had been funded by, oh, I don't know, the Institute for the Elimination of Genetic Defects, how long would their funding last after publishing this article? Good science ain't easy, especially if you have an ...

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by Rap
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?
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Views: 4418

evolution and endangered species

... and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health. We civilised men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed, and the sick; we institute poor-laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skill to save ...

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by Luxorien
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution and endangered species
Replies: 11
Views: 5315

Re:

... infected individuals. Thus, it probably plays a significant role is eliminated some specific human genotype. We, humans, might not like it, but elimination of this virus as well as vaccinations against it are probably doing significant damage to our (human species) genetic pool. Ok, I may have ...

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by Rap
Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:24 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution and endangered species
Replies: 11
Views: 5315
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