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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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Iran has long been one of the most wasteful oil producers in terms on flaring.
Qatar's support and concrete contributions to minimising emissions from gas flaring are critical actions to help limit global warming.
This downward trend in flared volumes, in the face of rising natural gas production, has been hailed as a reflection of Oman's determination to rein in natural gas flaring and to commercialise the resource instead.
Flaring began on Thursday and continued throughout the night and into yesterday.
Qatargas chief operations officer (Engineering & Ventures) Sheikh Khalid Abdulla M A al-Thani who received the award on behalf of Qatargas, said, "Our key drivers to minimise flaring include our desire to reduce our carbon footprint and also achieve operational excellence.
Qatar's goal of achieving zero flaring in its oil and gas installations is firmly backed by QP and its affiliates through many initiatives in the country's offshore and onshore production facilities.
Iran has announced that it has halted flaring gas at the Soroush and Nowruz oilfields in the Persian Gulf.
John Zink, a subsidiary of Koch Industries and a leader in waste gas flaring systems, has completed another first in the destruction of air pollutants - "The World's Largest Invisible Flaring System.
A global initiative to end routine gas flaring at oil production sites around the world has now been endorsed by 45 oil companies, governments and others, representing potential CO2 savings of 100 million tons a year.
A World Bank initiative to eliminate the waste and pollution of routine gas flaring remains unsigned by many of the main countries involved, including Iran.
Muscat: Oman says it is mandating companies to find solutions to reduce gas flaring, as major global oil companies and several oil-producing countries committed for the first time to eliminating routine gas flaring by 2030.
Chief executives from major oil companies joined on April 17 together with senior government officials from several oil-producing countries to commit, for the first time, to ending the practice of routine gas flaring at oil production sites by 2030 at the latest.