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shock wave

1. A compression wave produced by a shock such as an earthquake or explosion that is characterized by a sudden change in air pressure, density, and velocity.
2. An electromagnetic or sonic shock wave focused at a specific target (e.g., within the body).
3. A sudden disruption. See: extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy; shock wave
See also: wave
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In a news release, the FDA said it examined the results of two studies of patients with diabetes who received usual DFU care along with either the shock wave therapy or a sham therapy.
This patent introduces the use of high efficiency shock waves for secondary and tertiary oil exploitation.
There are multiple set of shock waves can formed from the surface of the ramp wedge.
They then use electrical charges to produce shock waves within the models, which are grown on petri dishes.
Tanno, "Unsteady drag on a sphere by shock wave loading," Shock Waves, vol.
In other words, we assume that the Riemann solution starting from the origin (0, 0) is always two shock waves.
V Ostapenko, "Stable shock waves in two-layer 'shallow water'," Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, vol.
Shock wave technology company SANUWAVE Health (OTC BB:SNWV) reported on Wednesday the receipt of the patent entitled 'Use of Pressure Waves for Stimulation, Proliferation, Differentiation and Post-Implantation Viability of Stem Cells', from the US Patent and Trademark Office.
First clinical experience with extracorporeally induced destruction of kidney stones by shock waves.
In the strongly nonlinear case this scenario is also realized although shock waves disperse during their propagation and their heights decrease to some extent before merging.
Shock waves can be useful in human and veterinary medicine.
Because shock waves represent a stark and sudden change in refractive index, they show up clearly in schlieren photographs.