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ball

 [bawl]
a more or less spherical mass. See also globus and sphere.
fungus ball a tumorlike granulomatous mass formed by colonization of a fungus in a body cavity, usually a bronchus or pulmonary cavity but occasionally a nasal cavity; the organism may disseminate through the bloodstream to the brain, heart, and kidneys. The most common type is the aspergilloma.

Ball

(bawl),
Charles B., Irish surgeon, 1851-1916. See: Ball operation.

ball

(bawl),
1. A round mass.
2. In veterinary medicine, a large pill or bolus.

ball

(bôl)
n.
A rounded part or protuberance, especially of the body: the ball of the foot.
A sphere or spherical structure
Drug slang A regional term for a rounded gob of crack, crack cocaine, or Mexican black tar heroin
Obstetrics See Birthing ball
Vox populi noun A slang term for a testicle, often used in the plural

ball

Vox populi
1. A sphere. See Birthing ball, Retraction ball.
2. A testicle. See Blue ball syndrome.

ball

(bawl)
1. A round mass.
See also: bezoar
2. In veterinary medicine, a large pill or bolus.
3. Thenar eminence on sole of the foot.

Patient discussion about ball

Q. I did a bad movement with my knee during a ball game. How can I know if I damaged the knee ligaments? 4 hours ago I played basketball. I did a great jump but when I landed I felt a very sharp knee pain? How can I know if I damaged the ligaments there?

A. The only way to know for sure is to check! Can estimate the severity of the problem. Is your knee red? Is it hot? Is it swollen? Does the pain have the same severity or does the pain increase with time? If you answered one of those questions with a 'yes' several hours after the injury, you should probably talk to your GP

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A fitting tribute to John Ball came from Guy Farrar (former Club Secretary and author): "No-one has ever inspired greater hero worship - and no-one ever courted it less."
Mandatory Pre-Submission Conference on 6/26/14 at 9 AM at John Ball Zoo Hilltop Pavilion Located off the South Service Drive, 1445 Butterworth Drive SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
At Liverpool Crown Court yesterday, Mark Johnston, 21, and Carl Higgins, 29, admitted conspiring to damage property being reckless as to whether the lives of businessman John Ball and his family would be endangered.
Stephen John Ball, aged 50, of Wavell Road, Quarry Bank, was caught while working.
Married at Hanbury Hall were Jenny Ann Lines, daughter of Peter and Sheila Lines of Redditch, and Darren John Ball, son of Mick Ball of Bromsgrove.
John Ball, UK head of pensions at Towers Watson said: Like elsewhere in the UK, our clients in Scotland face a wide range of pension and benefit issues such as the closure and derisking of final salary schemes, offering DC solutions that meet company and employee objectives and the development of appropriate benefit strategies to meet the challenges and opportunities associated with an ageing workforce and the increasing need for flexibility at retirement.
Cardiff Crown Court was told John Ball, 50, of Garth Avenue, Glyncoch, had to go three miles out his way to buy his groceries and five miles to visit a parent for whom he is a carer.
However, former Swansea University economist John Ball warned of the need for deeper structural change, saying: "The Welsh economy is nothing like a modern diversified economy."
Mr John Ball may not be old enough (as I am) to know that all areas have their 5% of a nasty criminal element, who deeply upset the 95% kind-hearted citizens.
John Ball notched one of the goals for the Gunner, the other an own goal.
Scores against Essex were Tony Parsons, Colin Rigg, Richard Ashley, Chris Gitsham (21-21), Len Falconbridge, Peter Bishop, Dennis Wilkinson, Adrian Johnson (18-20), Alan Barker, Reg Simmons, Ken Dixon, Gareth Willcock (11-21), John Ball, Alan Evans, Ron Bale, Aubrey Brookhouse (16-29), Roy Cook, Alwyn Harris, Barrie Thorpe, Terry Whitehouse (16-30), Roger Eaton, Arnold Goad, Bill Medland, Doug Thorpe (14-29).
Prisoner Mark Johnston text-messaged accomplices to bomb Dalglish's neighbour John Ball's home.