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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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He said that the number of double-decker buses being operated for promotion of tourism will soon be increased.
Baghdad's old double-deckers, were either stolen, or gradually fell into disrepair, as Iraq struggled with the violence that erupted after the invasion.
The Volvo 7700 Hybrid bus is being produced in the company's plant in Wroclaw, Poland and the chassis for the double-decker Volvo B5L Hybrid will be built in Boras, Sweden.
Fitting on an island plagued by woeful public transportation, the tourist fleet features just 12 buses--three of them double-decker.
A total of 70 double-decker buses are expected to run on the Dubai-Sharjah route by the end of this year, a senior official of RTA was quoted as saying in the Khaleej Times.
The new Aero King Highway Liner, the only Japanese-developed double-decker bus, is designed for businesspeople, university students and retired baby boomers to enjoy comfortable bus journeys on expressways linking large cities, the subsidiary of Germany's Daimler AG said.
Abdullah Yousuf Al Ali, Director of the Buses section at the Public Transport Department in the RTA, said 70 state-of-the-art double-decker buses would be running between Dubai and Sharjah from September, each of which will accommodate 90 passengers.
The comments, by Dominique de Villepin in a televised interview, came amid a deepening crisis at the Toulouse-based group, linked to extended delays on its high profile double-decker A380 superjumbo.
Stagecoach's entire order for all four companies added up to 13 single-deckers, 160 double-deckers, 165 midi-buses, 95 minibuses and 31 coaches.
If people don't like double-decker freeways towering over them, why not tunnel beneath the freeways and build the deck below the freeway.
It takes a heap of living and several decades to develop a full complement of double-decker televisions.
Among the things taking place will be the Enterprise Buzz, a converted double-decker bus, that will tour the region promoting the idea of starting up in business on your own.