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ground glass

(grownd glas)
Descriptive of an opacity in radiologic imaging that may indicate various disease states.

ground glass

Abnormal shadowing seen radiographically. In chest x-ray films, it may indicate interstitial fibrosis of the lung; in abdominal films, it suggests ascites.
See also: glass

glass

1. a hard, brittle, often transparent material, usually consisting of the fused amorphous silicates of potassium or sodium, and of calcium, with silica in excess.
2. a container, usually cylindrical, made from glass.

glass embolism
small particles of glass from a vial may be injected suspended in a fluid.
ground glass
may be used in an attempt to poison animals maliciously but has little effect. May cause transient enteritis.
glass housing
glass cover of the x-ray tube; contains the anode and cathode and the vacuum that makes generation and control of the x-ray beam possible.
soluble glass
glass in which the magnesium and calcium content have been modified from that in normal glass so that it is much more soluble in water or ruminal contents. Used in the form of a reticular retention bolus as a vehicle for therapeutic agents such as antibiotics or anthelmintics which are delivered to the animal over a period of weeks or months.
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Image of ground glass waste microstructure: a--(magnified 400 times); b--(magnified 2500 times)
Some of these patients showed additional parenchymal abnormalities like alveolar space abnormality including both ground glass attenuation and consolidation (n=5, 31.
2003), a comparison of HRCT scans of 60 nonsmoking women with at least 10 years of biomass exposure with nonexposed controls showed significantly more of the following abnormalities: reticulation, peribronchovascular thickening, and nodular and ground glass opacities.
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Alternatives to container applications, such as using ground glass to replace aggregates, are also not well established and are lower in value, minimizing the economic benefit of recovering glass.
No, come on, it's true - if a stranger offered you a free ice cream you'd think it was full of ground glass.
I don't move, afraid any motion, any action, will shatter the scene to ground glass.
Ground glass in the stuffing is too slow, while some may find death by faulty electric blanket slightly on the radical side.
To assure these animals were killed, the peasants also added ground glass to the concoction
It's a crime melodrama involving the then fashionable movie beatniks and an older brother's solving of the murder of his younger brother who had been fed ground glass in a hamburger.
I still have some of them, my collection of black-and-white or sepia-toned smiles and shy glances into a fine ground glass lens.
This sample is under tension control in front of ground glass plate through which the sheet is evenly illuminated from behind with a light of adjustable intensity.