blunting


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blunting

a decrease in the intensity of emotional expression from the level one would normally expect as a reaction to a specific situation. It is the opposite of overreaction and may be marked by apathy, minimal response, or indifference.
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calls the new work the first quantitative theory to show that blunting can account for the toughness of rubbery materials.
Bard will include a reference to Bio-Plexus and Punctur-Guard internal blunting technology on its packaging and labeling for the Safety Excalibur Introducer.
These include outer sheaths that cover the needle after use; spring retraction which snaps the needle back into a chamber after activation; and internal blunting, which blunts the needle during use -- and before removal from the patient.