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dAMP

Abbreviation for deoxyadenylic acid.

damp

(damp),
1. Humid; moist.
2. Atmospheric moisture.
3. Foul air in a mine; air charged with carbon oxides (black or choke damp) or with various explosive hydrocarbon vapors (firedamp).

damp

Etymology: AS, vapor
a potentially lethal atmosphere in caves and mines. Black damp or choke damp is caused by absorption of the available oxygen by coal seams. Fire damp is composed of methane and other explosive hydrocarbon gases. White damp is another name for carbon monoxide.

damp

(damp)
1. Humid; moist.
2. Atmospheric moisture.
3. Foul air in a mine; air charged with carbon oxides (black or choke damp) or with various explosive hydrocarbon vapors (firedamp).

damp

1. Moist, humid.
2. A noxious gas in a mine.

Patient discussion about damp

Q. Can I catch pneumonia, if I go outside with wet hair? My Mother used to tell me when I was a kid that if I go outside with wet hair, I will catch pneumonia. Is this true?

A. Are you seiously, Ann? I mean, I'm sure y're wet hair make Pneumonia?...I sorry this is not true.

Q. why is it bad to walk outside with wet hair after you have taken a shower , when it's clod out side? what can happen to me if i will do it ?

A. I've done this several times. The few times, my mother told me not to, I caught a cold.

Q. My brother is a heavy alcoholic. He has very recently been diagnosed with wet brain. My brother is a heavy alcoholic. He has very recently been diagnosed with wet brain. I am wondering what this wet brain is all about?

A. It known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome also referred to as wet brain often is seen in later stage alcoholics. This condition shows up on an MRI as a smaller less functional brain. The symptoms such as short term memory loss, inability to learn new things, inability to concentrate or focus could apply to a lot of things. I have never known people actually diagnosed with this. This knowledge I gained through surfing the net.

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WELL ALIGHT The scene when the fire crews arrived EMERGENCY Fire crews attend the blaze at the building site in Stanley DAMPING DOWN Firefighters work among the rubble of the blaze-hit Riverside buildings at Stanley early this morning
Firefighters were still damping down the buildings yesterday with water pumped from a boating lake.
After bringing the fire under control fire crews spent several hours damping down the area before carrying out an investigation to determine the cause.
Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Services Incident Commander Ian Tonner said last night: ''Crews remain on site damping down and are expecting to be on-site throughout tonight.
The fire was brought under control early today, but some crews have remained at the scene, damping down.
A spokesman for Durham fire service said: "We were unable to get to the seat of the fire as it was continually smouldering and we had to spend several hours at the scene damping down.
No-one was thought to have been trapped or injured and crews remained at the scene for more than an hour damping down.
Firefighters were last night damping down after fire tore through a large storage unit.
Fire crews were last nightstill damping down after the biggest blaze for five years broke out on the Malvern Hills on Tuesday morning as a result of the dry weather.
50am but crews were still tackling hot spots and damping down until almost 5am.
Crews stayed at the scene for two hours damping down the fire.