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burst

(berst),
A sudden increase in activity.

burst

to break suddenly while under tension or expansion.

burst

Biochemistry
An abrupt onset of a reaction.
 
Cardiology
See Burst pacing.
 
Gastroenterology
A series or cluster of phasic contractions of the GI tract of = 2 minutes, rarely associated with propagation but sometimes with tonic changes in baseline pressure.
 
Imaging
A type of MRI which allows imaging of the entire brain in 2 seconds, which detects areas of decreased blood flow that may correspond to neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, and thus is of potential use as a diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.

Immunology
A synonym for an aggregate of progenitor cell colonies in the bone marrow.

Pulmonology
See Respiratory burst.
 
Virology
The rupture of a host cell filled with viral progeny.

burst

(bŭrst)
1. To rupture or explode.
2. The act or result of bursting.
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On the premise that it's never too early to burst bubbles, the simple answer is no.
The burst bubbles create tiny holes in the clot, allowing the drug to work more effectively in its targeted location.
If we'd got another goal and drawn 2-2 we wouldn't be having a conversation about burst bubbles.
I hate to burst bubbles, but I can only answer for things that have taken place since I took my seat in December 1994.
Why Bubbles are Great for the Economy explores the upsides of burst bubbles, will host an economists' roundtable which will provide a clear picture of the current economy.