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1. uppers Informal The upper teeth or a set of upper dentures.
2. Slang
a. A drug, especially an amphetamine, used as a stimulant.
b. An exhilarating or euphoric experience.


Drug slang A popular term for any amphetamine or neurostimulant. See Amphetamine, Ecstasy, Rave.


1. In anatomy, a synonym for proximal, central, or superior, e.g., upper gastrointestinal tract, upper motor neuron.
2. In toxicology, a colloquial term for a stimulant drug, such as an amphetamine.


cranial; oral; rostral.

upper airway
upper respiratory tract. See also airway.
upper burner syndrome
in acupuncture terminology a chronic lung condition caused by an attack by a pathogen.
upper motor neuron
motor nerve pathway originating in the brain and terminating at a peripheral motor neuron. Damage to this pathway releases the peripheral nerve from central control. See also upper motor neuron.
upper respiratory tract (URT)
comprises the nasal cavities, pharynx and larynx. Some anatomists also include the upper segments of the bronchial tree. Inflammation of the URT is common to all species. It is usually caused by infection, most commonly viral, producing a syndrome of frequent, dry cough, serous or mucoid nasal discharge and pain on manual compression of the laynx, pharynx and trachea. It is a common precursor to more serious disease involving the lower respirtory tract.
upper respiratory tract virus disease
see Table 8.2.

Patient discussion about upper

Q. I get shooting pains in my buttocks and both upper legs

A. Sounds like radicular pain (pain originating from injury to the roots of the nerves in the spinal column). Is it aggravated by coughing, straining, standing or sitting? Is it relieved by lying down.

You may read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/backpain.html and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/backpain.html

Q. What are the presenting signs of ALS? Are the upper or lower extremeties affected initialilly?

A. The most common presenting sign of ALS is asymmetric limb weakness, usually starting with the hands (problems with pinching, writing, holding things etc.) shoulders (lifting arms above head etc.) or legs (problems walking).

Other presenting signs may be problems with speaking or swallowing, although these are less common.

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Q. Hello friends, my uncle suffers from fibromyalgia and arthritis in his upper shoulder and hand. Hello friends, my uncle suffers from fibromyalgia and arthritis in his upper shoulder and hand...I told him he needs to exercise. Can some give me a list or a website with a couple of general exercises that includes a diagram (preferred)

A. Hello Daron, Eat only when hungry and not more than thrice a day. Include plenty of uncooked vegetables and fruits in each meal, preferably 50%. Chew each morsel at least 32 times to activate your body to generate signals of hunger/fullness. Obey these signals. Take light exercises and brisk walks regularly preferably twice a day. U will achieve what u have not even dreamt and that too in a reasonable time. Do not be in a hurry. Have him see a doctor, first, and then someone doing psy rehab. I can think of lots of good exercises for healthy people, but it seems like your uncle needs medical attention.

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Figure 3 depicts techniques and approaches to performing upper extremity POCUS on patients who are suspected to have an upper extremity DVT and also depict some of the pertinent anatomy when performing ultrasound on the vasculature of the upper extremity.
Experts see that the way to achieve all the goals targeted by the World Bank and the government is by reforming the economic situations and improving living conditions in Upper Egypt.
However, scientists are unclear as to which--lung volume or positive air pressure--is more important in counteracting obstructions in the upper airway.
Upper level classes had more interaction and more students participated in the conversations, both in class and online.
Compared with patients who did not have upper GI disease, significantly more of the patients with upper GI involvement had a family history of inflammatory bowel disease (19% vs.
Under Select a function, look for the command you want: UPPER (or LOWER or PROPER).
Always choose at least 2-3 exercises from each of the following movements: chest presses, upper back pulls, and shoulder presses.
Rotate the upper element clockwise onto the lower element until the two elements are firmly attached.
Upper endoscopy revealed continuous "cobblestoning" and linear ulcers of his esophageal mucosa (figure 1) in the distal 20-cm segment, and a normal stomach and duodenum.
Information: Arnie Wolfson, Cambridge Healthtech Institute, 1037 Chesnut Street, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464 USA, 617-630-1331, fax: 617-630-1325.
At the heart of this rather monumental volume is a meticulously detailed study of land holding in Essex County, one of the earliest settled areas of Upper Canada.