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ad lib

[‚ad ′lib]
(biology)
Shortened form for ad libitum; without limit or restraint.

Ad Lib

An earlier sound card from Ad Lib, Inc., Quebec City, that, for a while, was the de facto standard for synthesized background music for computer games. It was a precursor to the MIDI standard.
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Days 1-4 of the study served as a baseline, during which participants became acclimated to the research unit and received training on study procedures and neurocognitive tasks; ad libitum cannabis smoking was allowed from 1200 to 2300 each day.
The first feeding group was used as a control (0 (Percent) restriction) and fed ad libitum throughout the 84-days experimental period.
Survival times (days) of grasshoppers placed in plastic cages with either diatomaceous earth (15 g/ [m.sup.2)] or volcanic ash or without either of these abrasive materials (control) and fed fresh leaves of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) ad libitum. A fan was used to simulate wind gusts.
Before the study started, one hundred day-old Hubbard broiler birds purchased from a commercial hatchery were brooded (under electric hoods) for 3 weeks, and fed standard commercial starter diet ad libitum until 4 weeks of age.
* The sweet grass and ethanol group rats received sweet grass water beverage ad libitum instead of water for one week.
Animals (n=54) were age-matched and divided into two main groups as follows: AL (n=29) that received food ad libitum and IF (n=25) that were subjected to intermittent feeding before immunization.
Skov et al., (9) comparing an ad libitum high-protein diet with a high-carbohydrate diet, found that enhanced satiety was the most important factor in the weight loss.
Adult females were infected intrathoracically with 4 [log.sub.10] PFU of VEEV in a 1-[micro]L volume 6-8 days after emergence and incubated at 27[degrees]C for 5 days with 10% sucrose provided ad libitum. Intrathoracic infection of mosquitoes with VEEV and incubation for 5 days generates saliva titers comparable to those that occur after oral infection (12).
The WHI dietary modification trial provided "a unique opportunity to examine the long-term effects of an ad libitum low-fat dietary pattern on body weight," and the results do refute the contention that low-fat diets are to blame for the obesity epidemic.
There are at least two ways to insure that weight gain does not occur during exercise: 1) drink only according to thirst (ie, ad libitum) (73) or 2) use the USATF guidelines, or analogous methods, to estimate hourly sweat losses during exercise and avoid consuming amounts greater than this during endurance exercise events (74).
In a small pilot study, adolescents who consumed an ad libitum diet consisting mostly of foods with a low-to-moderate glycemic index achieved a mean decrease in fat mass and body mass index (BMI) of 3 kg and 1.3 kg/[m.sup.2] respectively, at 6 months.