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1. A fissure.
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Substance abuse A 'free-base' form of cocaine which, when smoked in a pipe, produce a brief, very intense 'high'. See Bingeing, Cocaine, Crack 'smile. ', Free base cocaine.
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1. A fissure.
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A highly purified form of COCAINE which produces an intense reaction of rapid onset. Crack is inherently more dangerous than less concentrated forms and deaths have resulted from its use.
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A fissure.
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Q. what causes the sound of cracking noises in the head all the time it was said i had acute sinusitis but honestly i think it is more . I don't know why i have cracking noises in my head . I am very concerned about this also my neck is always stiff feeling and aching all the time. . My eyes are very tired and i see blue spots and they hurt behind the eye very badly . I have headaches very often

A. wow...that really sounds serious...i have chronic sinusitis and i can tell you i had horrible headaches but nothing like you describe now. i would strongly consider going to a hospital and checking it out...
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Q. anyone knows how to stop hard skin on the feet from becoming cracked??? during summer my feet got lots of hard skin and in the heel area the skin actually got cracked kinda deep. it hurts now and the cracks are starting to get infected I guess... do u guys know how to solve this?? I know there are some creams for that but I thought maybe now it's too late for that and I need something stronger?

A. There are good creams for moisterizing the skin of your feet on a daily basis, however now that you feel they might be infected you should see a dermatologist for some better treatment.

Q. Im only 17 I have horrble lower back pains. Im constitly rubbing,stretching, or cracking my back. the pain is either a throbbing pain or an ache or sting.I feel it worse when I put my chest out my shoulders back. my back feels like its out of place.

A. Lower back pain is so very common... I have had it for years, and just recently what I found to be very helpful is walking. Even a 30-45 minute walk and then some streching is good. I have hardly had any pain since I started exercising and it feels really good. Swimming is also known to help.

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Savage Craic play at Live Local Loud at Pyramids Rooftop Gardens @ Wafi on Friday courtesy of The Fridge.
A bit like the Irish craic which is known world-over, there is an opportunity here to export our sense of hwyl and encourage others to enjoy it.'
Nicky Henderson has been firing in the winners as Cheltenham looms large and seems to have a big chance of further success with Back For The Craic at Newbury tomorrow.
leicester: 1.40 Ballybeg Glen, 2.10 Back For The Craic, 2.40 Skippers Brig, 3.10 Im Spartacus, 3.40 Englishtown, 4.10 Major Jon.
People the world over have heard of the Irish craic, encapsulating the Irish sense of fun and good times.
Inevitably they serve up the same old description of quiet country roads, rolling green fields dotted with sweet, white-washed crofts and lively little pubs full of wonderful music, friendly locals and the ubiquitous "Craic".
on PBS as "Breaking News"), while Ted Emery's "The Craic" took $3.6 million locally and starred scribe Jimeoin, a popular standup comedian with two TV shows on his resume.
But between the craic up at Stormont and the now-traditional Drumcree row, you sometimes get the feeling that we are close enough to see the end of our world with the aid of a powerful big telescope.
2 FM'S Doireann Garrihy has heaped praise on Love Island's Maura, saying she's the "craic".
"If you have the day off, you have the craic. When you come back in, you make sure that you've done your homework so that you're ready to go.
Monday will see revellers packing into pubs and bars for a day-long session of cheery banter, helped along by pints of the carefully pulled black stuff and that infamous craic. But it's not all Guinness and curly green wigs - an increasing number of Merseysiders are looking for a taste of Ireland in the food they eat too.