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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

(bawl) a more or less spherical mass. See also globus and sphere.
fungus ball  a tumorlike granulomatous mass formed by colonization of a fungus, usually Aspergillus, in a body cavity.

ball

(bôl)
n.
A rounded part or protuberance, especially of the body: the ball of the foot.

ball

Etymology: ME, bal
spherical object, such as one of the collagen balls embedded in hyaline cartilage.
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.

ball

a more or less spherical mass. See also bolus.

fungus ball
aspergilloma.

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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We are confident that John Ball will be a very valuable addition to our executive team.
John Ball said: An ageing workforce creates significant challenges for employers, especially around how to control the cost of benefit provision for this group of workers.
John Ball notched one of the goals for the Gunner, the other an own goal.
Detectives confirmed the arson was the latest in a long line of attacks against entrepreneurs Terry Riley and John Ball.
It was the second time this year police have been called to the Southport home of businessman John Ball, 51, following reports of gunshots fired at the house.
I AGREE with John Ball (Birmingham Mail, February 13) that the restoration of the old cinema and bingo hall in Great Barr should retain its appearance and hopefully its name, Clifton.
John Ball, 35, was driving to work with 18-year-old Shaun Eaton when their car careered off a country road Shaun died at the scene while his uncle suffered serious injuries in the smash on the B999 between Aberdeen and Tarves on July 14.
Special mention was made of Neville Young (Llantwit Major Bowls Club), David Roach and John Ball (Barry Central), Michael Bradley (Cowbridge) and Tony Rice and Malcolm Wheadon (Murch).
John Ball, Fraikin Truck Hire's managing director, said senior managers will be briefing staff of both Fraikin and Lex Transfleet over the next couple of days about the buy-out's implications.
Still hard at work to preserve the grounds is John Ball who has worked here at Wergs Hall since 1979 when he was taken on as an apprentice gardener.
Ali has also found motivation from John Ball, a Whittier resident who will run his seventh L.
John Ball, CEO of Netonomy added, "The move to Asia will better enable Netonomy to address the largest, most dynamic telecom market in the world and represents a critical component of our continued high-growth strategy for 2005 and beyond.