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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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Brentford's ability to share goals around has seen them sneak a play-off spot, whilst Ipswich's January acquisition Freddie Sears would surely have reached double figures had he been at the club the whole season to support Daryl Murphy's mega 27-goal haul.
It was just the second loss of the season for the Raiders (12-2, 3-2 CCC), who had four players score in double figures, led by 26 from Demi Sahlinger and 20 from Bree Park.
Graham Ellison of Thronaby topped double figures with three chub for 10lb 2oz, to finish third from peg 85.
He's now landed 35 barbel from the Warwickshire Avon this season, with seven of them in double figures.
Five of the Bower batsmen got into double figures, but Denys Hobson's 20 was the highest, as Matt Steers claimed two for seven and Jamie Summerscales two for one in their two-over allocation, which kept the visitors to 90 all out.
I'd love to get to double figures for the first time
As a striker, you always set yourself a target of double figures.
Marikah Wright awas the only other Lane player in double figures, with 15 points.
A widespread frost forecast tonight will only add to poor conditions on the region's roads and pavements as temperatures are likely to dip into minus double figures over the weekend.
The Trojans' Jamie Hagiya tied a career-high with 16 points, scoring in double figures for the seventh straight game.
Shola Ameobi goes in against Wigan on Saturday looking end the season in double figures for only the second time in his career, (writes Alan Oliver).