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Passive

Income or loss from business activities in which a person does not materially participate, such as a limited partnership.

Passive

Income (or loss) from an investment in which an individual does not directly participate. The most common types of passive income are rents from property one owns and income from a limited partnership. Some analysts consider income from dividends and coupons to be passive income while others do not. Passive income is taxable, but it is often treated differently from active income.
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Using passive diffusion technology, Spot On adhesive patches allow consumers to receive energy in smaller doses, without consuming any ingredients that may cause digestive or stomach issues.
The passive diffusion of methotrexate across the skin is very limited.
Molecules traverse membranes either by passive diffusion or active transport.
It uses multiple laminar flow fluid streams to allow passive diffusion between a sample and a carrier fluid that results in the extraction of small molecules from a matrix that contains both large and small molecules.
The passive diffusion capability of MPG technology permits efficient and robust delivery of siRNAs into a variety of cell types, including primary, non-dividing and nonadherent suspension cells," said Dr.
Exceptionally versatile, they can be used to entrap a wide range of ingredients and release them in response to various stimuli, such as rubbing, solvents, and temperature, as well as passive diffusion.
Current transdermal drug delivery systems rely on the passive diffusion of therapeutic molecules (e.

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