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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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Moreover, shockwave therapy is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, cellulite and other medical conditions on a successful basis.
The Shockwaves NME Awards Tour plays Birmingham Carling Academy on February 6.
One winner will receive a pair of tickets for the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour at Carling Academy Birmingham on February 6 and a package of Shockwaves products (to be sent within 28 days of the gig date).
For more information on the ShockWaves NME Awards Shows 2007, visit www.
Each gets a pair of Golden VIP Access passes to Kaiser Chiefs' Shockwaves NME Awards Show 2007 Tour Gig on Friday, March 2 at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, including soundcheck, overnight B&B at min 3-star hotel, travel expenses (to max pounds 100 per prize) and Shockwaves goodie bag.
The ShockWaves NME Awards Indie Rock Tour will be hitting the Glasgow Academy on February 1 and 2, while the ShockWaves NME Awards Indie Rave Tour heads to the Glasgow ABC on February 6.
And courtesy of the NME and headline sponsor ShockWaves, 11 winners will score a pair of tickets to one of these dates.
The Journal have teamed up with the NME and ShockWaves to offer readers the chance to win tickets to one of these gatherings.
To create a 'Rock God' inspired style statement you'll also get a shed load of ShockWaves hair stylers including ShockWaves Power Hold Gel.
You'll also get a shed-load of ShockWaves hair stylers, including ShockWaves Power Hold Gel.
Heaton of the USGS said that if a powerful earthquake occurred along the San Andreas Fault in the Coachella Valley, information collected by desert seismometers could outrun the shockwaves, giving metropolitan Los Angeles as much as a one-minute warning.