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flare

 [flār]
1. a diffuse area of redness on the skin around the point of application of an irritant, due to vasomotor reaction.
2. a red streak or patchy urticaria along a vein, usually associated with the intravenous infusion of a hypotonic solution or of certain medications. It normally disappears within one to two hours, and almost never lasts longer than 12 to 24 hours.

flare

(flār), Do not confuse this word with flair.
1. A gradual tapering or spreading outward.
See also: triple response.
2. A diffuse redness of the skin extending beyond the local reaction to the application of an irritant; it is due to dilation of the arterioles and capillaries; depends upon an axon reflex set up by the liberation of a histaminelike substance in skin when injured.
See also: triple response.

flare

(flār) a diffuse area of redness on the skin around the point of application of an irritant, due to a vasomotor reaction.

flare

(flâr)
n.
1. A brief wavering blaze of light.
2. An outbreak, as of emotion or activity.
3. An expanding or opening outward.
4. Medicine
a. An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.
b. A sudden worsening of the symptoms of a disease or condition: treating an arthritis flare.

flare

[fler]
1 a red blush on the skin at the periphery of an urticarial lesion seen in immediate hypersensitivity reactions.
2 an expanding skin flush, spreading from an infective lesion or extending from the principal site of a reaction to an irritant.
3 the sudden intensification of a disease.

FLARE

Abbreviation for
Fast Low-Angle Recalled Echoes (see there)

flare

Medtalk A period during which disease Sx reappear or exacerbate Rheumatology An acute exacerbation of the Sx and disease activity of SLE Lab ↑ anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies, plasma C3a, serum complex of complement 5b-9 and plasma Bb and ↓ serum complement C3 and C4 Urology
1. An abrupt ↑ in alk phos–ALP that occurs within 28 days after orchiectomy for prostate CA, followed by a decline to baseline.
2. A worsening of clinical disease seen in the early stages of hormonal manipulation for metastatic prostate CA.

flare

(flār)
1. A gradual tapering or spreading outward.
2. A diffuse redness of the skin extending beyond the local reaction to the application of an irritant; it is due to dilation of the arterioles and capillaries; depends on an axon reflex set up by the liberation of a histaminelike substance in skin when injured.
See also: triple response
3. Protein in aqueous fluid.
4. Sudden intensification in disease; commonly describes arthritic disorders.

flare

diffuse skin redness, due to vasomotor reaction; characteristic of inflammation or infection

flare

a diffuse area of redness on the skin around the point of application of an irritant, due to vasomotor reaction.

Patient discussion about flare

Q. I've been experiencing real bad flare-ups for a month already. Hello buddies, Amanda here. Anybody here with fibromyalgia - I've been experiencing real bad flare-ups for a month already. They are so painful. I tried lyrica and it didn't do anything for me.

A. Hi Amanda,
I to am one that can't take lyrica. I am taking tramadol and flexaril.
I take neurotin also. Try your meds and yoga, exercise(as you can tolerate), warm/hot baths, naps(when needed), getting as much sleep as possible, massage, support...talking realizing you are not alone! For alot of us stress triggers flare ups( mine have been kicking of late) and try to stay positive! Good luck and God Bless.

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As an example of successful flaring reduction programmes, Qatar Petroleum Development (QPD) continued its zero flaring initiative, achieving 94% operation with zero flaring and resulting in a significant decrease in flared gas volume in 2012," the report said.
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This vented and flared gas represents potential lost royalties for Interior and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.
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