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neutral

1. Politics of, belonging to, or appropriate to a neutral party, country, etc.
2. (of a colour such as white or black) having no hue; achromatic
3. a less common term for neuter (sense 1)
4. Chem neither acidic nor alkaline
5. Physics having zero charge or potential
6. Rare having no magnetism
7. a citizen of a neutral state
8. the position of the controls of a gearbox that leaves the transmission disengaged

neutral

[′nü·trəl]
(chemistry)
Property of a solution which is neither acidic nor basic, having the same concentration of hydrogen ions as water.
(electricity)
Referring to the absence of a net electric charge.
(mechanical engineering)
That setting in an automotive transmission in which all the gears are disengaged and the output shaft is disconnected from the drive wheels.
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Structure of human neutral endopeptidase (neprilysin) complexed with phosphoramidon.
Neutral endopeptidase and neurogenic inflammation in rats with respiratory infections.
The next task was to identify the major responsible A[beta]-degrading peptidase among members of the neutral endopeptidase family.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and neutral endopeptidase (NEP) are zinc metallopeptidases, which are located on the outer membrane of different cells (ectoenzymes).
19,20] CD10 has been shown to have an amino acid sequence identical to the human membrane-associated enzyme, neutral endopeptidase, a metalloenzyme.
Omapatrilat is an investigational drug in a new class of cardiovascular medications, called vasopeptidase inhibitors (VPIs), which simultaneously inhibits two key enzymes that regulate heart function and blood pressure -- neutral endopeptidase (NEP) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE).
Neutral endopeptidase (NEP) could reduce some of the condition's effects, according to Patrick Ward, professor of physiology, Ohio State University, Columbus.
Neprilysin is a neutral endopeptidase that is responsible for the degradation of several endogenous vasoactive substances, including natriuretic peptides [atrial natriuretic peptide, B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), and C-type natriuretic peptide], bradykinin, and adrenomedullin.