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weal

(wēl)
n.
A ridge on the flesh raised by a blow; a welt.
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The mean baseline TSS and TSS at the end of the study protocol among responders showed significant reduction in all the parameters with marked improvement in size and duration of wheal.
Chronic urticaria was diagnosed clinically as wheal-and-flare reaction, in which localized intracutaneous oedema (Wheal) is surrounded by an area of redness (Erythema) that is typically pruritic.
It's very likely that the BHA will want to raise the minimum punishment - now five days - for leaving wheals with a whip.
For diagnosing egg and milk allergies, larger wheal sizes with SPT are more predictive of a positive OFC (SOR: C, extrapolated from cohort studies evaluating mixed populations of infants, children, and teenagers).
Urticaria is a condition characterized by localized or widespread pruritic wheals that typically exist for no more than 24 hours, having no apparent external triggers.1 By definition, acute urticaria lasts no longer than six weeks, whereas chronic urticaria lasts longer than six weeks, often several years.
Three tenders for the supply of (a) three dump trucks to handle waste of 4 M3 size, (b) other two trucks equipped ad dump trucks to handle waste of 18 M3 size, also (c) one articulated grader on rubber wheals.
Wheals from egg skin prick testing averaged 9 mm in diameter (range, 1-28 mm).
The main end point was the number of spontaneously occurring wheals present at baseline versus 5 hours post treatment, compared with the spontaneous resolution rate with no treatment.
The powertrain, which makes 42 percent more torque than a conventional vehicle, uses a 60kw electric traction motor to drive the front wheels and two 25 kW wheel hub motors to power the rear wheals. The rear wheal hub motors, including the two inverters and the power inverter module for the front electric motor, are the work of GM's Advanced Technology Center in Torrence, Calif.
A positive reaction at the negative control site is associated with dermographism, in which trauma to the skin causes wheals. In this case, all of the test sites will wheal.
This patient has urticaria (hives), presenting as variously shaped wheals on his chest and arms, resulting from a drug allergy.