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Etymology: L, duplus
twice as much in strength, size, or amount.


(dŭb′l) [L. duplus, twofold]
Duplicate, or combining two qualities.


two of them.

double burst stimulation
a technique of nerve stimulation in which two short tetanic stimuli are applied and the response pattern used to monitor neuromuscular blockade during anesthesia.
double cervix
see double cervix.
double diffusion precipitin test
double fleece
2 years' growth of wool.
double gee
double muscling
see myofiber hyperplasia.
double pregnancy
double reciprocal plot
a graphical technique for analyzing drug antagonisms by plotting the effect against the dose. Called also Lineweaver-Burk plot.
double scalp
palpable thinning of the cranial bones in young sheep on inadequate diet.
double-stranded (ds)
nucleic acid occurring as a two-strand helix.

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Q. what is the cause for double vision

A. Double vision, or diplopia, as it's called, may be due to many conditions, including disorders of the muscles of the eye (extra-ocular muscles) and the nerves controlling them, disorders of the eye ball (enlarged eyeball as in Graves' ), and sometimes disorders of vision.

Diplopia may manifest important conditions, so consulting a doctor (e.g. neurologist or ophthalmologist) may be wise.

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Q. I have fibromyalgia and am having terrible vision problems...double, blurred, feel off blance.Is this common?

A. Blurry vision is not a usual symptom in fibromyalgia. If you are experiencing this on a permenant basis you should see a doctor- either a neurologist or an ophthalmologist to rule out other vision conditions that might be causing this.

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This ended with a young boy blowing himself and the double agent up with thankfully no other casualties.
They suggest that the Omagh bomb was prepared by the double agent - and was then allowed to detonate as handlers sought to keep his true identity under wraps.
secrets to the Russians for more than 15 years, in the process probably sending at least two Russian double agents to their deaths and undermining major U.
Judges at the Lockerbie trial rule that a Libyan double agent working for the CIA should enter the witness box next week.
This combination of values was seen in even higher relief in Anthony Blunt, who actually was a double agent, and yet was also a passionate lover of art who never would have compromised the truth where matters of scholarship were concerned.
Not unlike William Burroughs, who lives in Kansas, his character is one who gives the appearance of making anthropological field reports from behind enemy lines, but whose insider knowledge of the lower-middle-class suburban interzone in which he operates is so astute that it suggests he may very well be acting as a double agent.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Geek Squad[R] Double Agent Ron Burgoyne has been dispatched to his most important house call yet following an emergency appeal from the North Pole today.