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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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The goal of accurate wind speed prediction is to reduce uncertainty with annual energy output calculations and subsequent economic analysis of potential sites.
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Diagram of average wind speed and availability of data on the measuring station Velika Vlajna 10m [4]
As the results show, the 95% confident interval for the maximum wind speed is around 22.
Wind speed Working Riser Sprinklers (m/s) pressure height Spacing (m) (m) (cm) Square Square 15x151 24x24 Mild 0-4 30 120 92.
For this, it uses the Logarithmic Law, which is the simplest way to estimate the wind speed at an elevation from measurements on a reference level.
RWDI's findings recommended that high-rise structures should withstand a wind speed of 36.
Malaysia falls on the region in Southeast Asia which has a very low wind speed which is below 5m/s [4].
Two main types of satellite sensors are used to retrieve surface wind speed information over the oceans: microwave radiometers and scatterometers.
The maximum wind speed recorded at Bahrain International Airport was 24 knots and gusts reached 33 knots, while southern areas reported 34 knots as maximum wind speed with gusts reaching 46 knots.