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Benefic (Benefic Aspects; Benefic Planets)

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Benefic is a traditional term that, after falling into disuse among modern astrologers, has experienced a revival with the renewed interest in classical astrology. It refers to aspects and planets regarded as having a fortunate, harmonious influence. Benefic aspects are angles such as trines and sextiles (often called soft aspects by current astrologers) and planets such as Venus (the Lesser Benefic) and Jupiter (the Greater Benefic). The antonym of benefic is malefic.

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Proof of this is the fact that most of Eliade's examples are about organizing space as consecrated space, as location of the divine or as a benefic place for man.
In our study, significant angiogenesis is linked with a greater tissue formation, indicating that in bone engineering with the allografts we used, inflammation has more benefic effects, the catabolic action being exceeded by the tissue formation.
Previous studies found benefic effects of WBV on muscle strength, physical performance, and quality of life for patients with COPD [13-15].
This benefic effect is possible in sites under optimal [10] and suboptimal [11] conditions for coffee plants.
Taking into account this controversial benefic effect, the demand to accurately detect [beta]-carotene became compulsory.
The 6-month BENEFIC trial comprises 50 patients, randomized to either a daily nutritional supplement with 30 g medium chain triglycerides (MCT) in a unflavored, nondairy emulsion, or a fat-equivalent placebo drink.
Excessive N uptake is not benefic for increasing the cotton yield because it promotes excessive vegetative growth (Yeates et al., 2010).
In this context, the benefic effects of bevacizumab may be related to the complex genetic condition, and no conclusion can be drawn to generalize bevacizumab effect in the whole HHT population.
The benefic effects of apple to the health are many, and from the epidemiological studies confirmed that the apple plays an important role in the reduction of chronic disease risks, helping to keep a healthy life (Wu et al., 2007).
Finally, the Action in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Preterax and Diamicron Modified Release Controlled Evaluation (ADVANCE) study showed a benefic effect of intensive glycemic control on nephropathy (HR 0.79, IC 95%: 0.66-0.93) but no significant effect on either retinopathy or neuropathy in patients with DM2 [13].
Some recently published studies [5, 6] suggested some benefic properties of Rivastigmine on this NPS symptom too, in complete accordance with the results obtained by Devos et al.
Pyrrolidine alkaloids 1 and 2, which have been related to benefic effects of P.