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1. Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fibre. The flesh of that sort of fish being lax and spongy. (Ray)

2. Not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague; equivocal. The discipline was lax. (Macaulay) Society at that epoch was lenient, if not lax, in matters of the passions. (j. A. Symonds) The word aeternus itself is sometimes of a lax signification. (Jortin)

3. Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.

Synonym: loose, slack, vague, unconfined, unrestrained, dissolute, licentious.

Origin: L. Laxus cf. Laches, languish, Lease, Leash.

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FDA is not "lax" - all drugs have contraindications. The Agency uses all those criteria in approving drugs - including cautions as to use by certain groups. Obviously, application by women of child bearing age would be one ...

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Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:55 pm
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Review: Exon Skipping as a Therapeutic Approach to Duchenne

... therapy, as a first step, and the cost of getting approval would be shared out amongst a larger group of patients? (2) get approval in a more 'lax' regime, ie, another country, and have patients treated there? (3)avoid going for full FDA approval by keeping all patients on endless trials (that ...

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by Julie5
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Review: Exon Skipping as a Therapeutic Approach to Duchenne
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Biology is not a science

... cannot reason. Gamila, under different names, has been repeatedly banned from other forums for doing what he/she/it does here, where moderation is lax. If you don't feed it, it will go away.

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by wbla3335
Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biology is not a science
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Reconciling Faith with Evolution

... by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their women with child ripped open." (Hosea 13:16) "A curse on him who is lax in doing the LORD's work! A curse on him who keeps his sword from bloodshed!" (Jeremiah 48:10) Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: ...

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by E8-not42
Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Reconciling Faith with Evolution
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The Fiber Disease

... to different vectors once outside the laboratory. NOTE: I am not implying that such leakage would be intentional, but merely accidental based on lax protocols. Finally, the bacteria which produce fibers can do so inside the skin as well as outside it, as long as there are available proteins for ...

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by Neva Borden
Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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