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pronounced WIN'd Vox populi The rushing of air from one point to another, generally induced by differences in land temperature. See Fire wind.


A popular term for the result of air swallowing by greedy babies. Air swallowed along with a feed becomes compressed by PERISTALSIS and may cause COLIC and much crying. Slower feeding, dill water and silicone polymer oils, to reduce surface tension and form froth, are helpful.


n in traditional Chinese medicine, wind is the environmental factor that causes chaos and imbalance and is believed to be the main instigator of disease.


1. climatic expression of rate of air movement.
2. colloquial expression for ability to run a race without stopping for lack of respiratory reserve.

broken wind
see chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
wind direction
has an effect on the speed of spread of an airborne disease, as determined by the population density in different directions, and the temperature which can be expected with winds from each weather quarter.
wind dispersal
refers to the direction and distance of spread and the area contaminated by radioactive fallout, fungal spores and other dangerous agents.
wind roses
starburst effect given by a graphic representation of the direction and frequency of wind at a given spot over a period of time. Is a reflection of the prevailing wind.
wind speed
for epidemiological purposes the height above ground level that wind speed is measured needs to be quoted.
vaginal wind sucking
noisy ingress and egress of air from the vulva, especially when moving; usually accompanies pneumovagina and a result of rectovaginal laceration, sometimes fistulation.

Patient discussion about wind

Q. second wind My cousin is an experienced aerobic for nearly 2 years. She does vigorous exercises. How a ''second wind'' affects her and what is it?

A. The term ‘second wind is mostly known to the people who are related to the fitness. No matter how fit you are, the first few minutes into vigorous exercise you'll feel out of breath, and your muscles may ache. Your body isn't able to transport oxygen to the active muscles quickly enough. As a result, your muscles burn carbohydrates an aerobically, causing an increase in lactic acid production. Gradually, your body makes the transition to aerobic metabolism and begins to burn nutrients (carbohydrates and fats) aerobically. This shift over to aerobic metabolism coincides with your getting ''back in stride'' (a.k.a. the ''second wind''). The more you train and the more fit you become, the sooner you will get your ''breath'' back and reach an aerobic steady state that you can maintain for a relatively extended duration.

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Pairs of tables under each windsock and under the spiral sculpture are named for the element of art that hangs above.
You could take off from Runway 9 to follow what the windsock indicates and get a better climb gradient, but other aircraft are coming and going on 27.
The morning is then either spent at church, watching unintelligible TV or playing with presents found in windsocks before lunch is served - a special type of porridge, with cinammon and melted butter on top and a choking hazard contained within.
The student pilot reported the airport windsock indicated a variable and gusty wind condition.
According to the company, the patent pending Atmospheric Energy Collector includes a windsock arrangement that has a large upwind opening on one side tapering to a small downwind opening on the other side.
And this week I can as the first fairway has been transformed into a helipad complete with windsock.
Herbert Carter thinks back to the days when he flew through the Alabama skies training for World War II missions overseas, the image that remains in his mind is the bright orange windsock at Moton Field.
More than 30 bands offered their services free, including The Way, Windsock and Marmaduke Hussy.
Just as an ostrich likes shiny objects, these men are helplessly drawn to the bright colors - at least they are until they realize they're in a needlepoint shop and not some kind of kite store or windsock factory, at which point they inevitably flee to the nearby food court.
You can add tissue streamers for an airy effect or shape them into a cylinder, like a windsock.
Her beautiful face seems to have been simultaneously stuck in a windsock and pickled in formaldehyde.