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, flushing (flush) (flush'ing)
1. Sudden redness of the skin.
2. Irrigation of a cavity, or a device such as a feeding tube, with water.

hot flush


malar flush

A bright-colored flush over the malar area and cheekbones. It may be associated with any febrile disease.


a sudden increase in flow.

flushing agents
water under pressure, sterile saline and Ringer's solution are used to irrigate and cleanse wounds. Various antiseptic compounds, in dilute solutions, have the added advantage of antibacterial effects and some, with detergent action, are more efficient in removing necrotic tissues and debris, but they may be irritating and delay healing.
nutritional flushing
an abrupt and sizable increase in nutritional status practiced as a management tactic, usually prior to the mating period in order to improve semen characteristics in the male and ovulation and conception rates in the female. Most attention is given to the protein concentration of the ration.

Patient discussion about flushing

Q. do i have a flu

A. What makes you think you have flu?

Do you have any of the signs or symptoms of it? (as listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza#Symptoms_and_diagnosis or here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000080.htm)

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