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Rush

 [rush]
Benjamin (1745–1813). American physician, born in Philadelphia, and educated at Princeton and the University of Edinburgh. He helped found the Philadelphia Dispensary in 1786, and was physician to Pennsylvania Hospital, where he introduced clinical instruction. Rush protested against improper treatment of the insane until the legislature made provision for construction of a ward for them at Pennsylvania Hospital. He served as a surgeon in the Continental Army, and with James Pemberton founded the first antislavery society in America. As a member of the Continental Congress, Rush was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and in 1787 he was a member of the Pennsylvania convention that adopted the Federal Constitution.

rush

 [rush]
peristaltic rush; a powerful wave of contractile activity that travels very long distances down the small intestine, caused by intense irritation or unusual distention.

rush

(rush) peristaltic rush; a powerful wave of contractile activity that travels very long distances down the small intestine, caused by intense irritation or unusual distention.

rush

[rush]
1 also called high, a pleasurable feeling experienced by users of recreational drugs following an injection of amphetamine or heroin. An amphetamine rush is described as an abrupt awakening, as distinguished from the drowsy drifting rush of heroin use. See also flash.
2 a strong wave of contractile activity that travels along the small intestine, usually as a result of irritation or distension.

rush

peristaltic rush; a powerful wave of contractile activity that travels very long distances down the small intestine, caused by intense irritation or unusual distention.

Patient discussion about rush

Q. What makes Bipolar so common and known? i mean where all the rush come from?

A. i think that today people are more aware of mental health then the past, giving bipolar sufferers a chance to speak about their problems and not to hide them. this is very good! people are afraid most of the time from the concept of mental illnesses, and the internet gave the tremendous power of information to the general population. and people start to realize that mental illnesses are the same like any other.

Q. Hey ! i am sensitive to light , every time i go out with a short sleeve i get this red rush all over.. what can i do ?

A. You should see a dermatologist or even your personal physician when this happens. Sensitivity to light is common in various medical conditions you should get checked up for.

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In a Rush Hour traffic jam, each vehicle on the six-by-six-square tray is one square wide and either two or three squares long.
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Traffic from nearby Westwood Business Park combines with university traffic to create the rush hour congestion.
He became a household name after starring alongside Jackie Chan in Rush Hour in 1998, and its two sequels.
Twelve teenagers are appearing in court charged with the murder of a 15-year-old who was knifed in one of Britain's busiest railway stations during rush hour.
Fans are also advised to arrive early at the stadium to avoid congestion from rush hour traffic due to the 5.
He also said that he is keen for things to move forward quickly as he felt frustrated by the long periods between the Rush Hour films.
We have, in the past, been unable to schedule enough service in rush hour to properly handle the higher demand of that time period, but by using larger buses we can move some midday service hours -- keeping the same capacity in midday -- to rush hour, dramatically improving capacity at that busier time.
Objectors said they feared queues would spread on to the A1 motorway from the A690 during rush hour.
Meanwhile, early evening concerts designed to appeal to commuters before they face the rush hour traffic are proving particularly popular with Birmingham's city professionals, the CBSO said.
RUSH HOUR is a reminder of why Hollywood likes formulas - when they work as well as this, everyone goes home happy.