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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ball

(bôl)
n.
A rounded part or protuberance, especially of the body: the ball of the foot.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

ball

Vox populi
1. A sphere. See Birthing ball, Retraction ball.
2. A testicle. See Blue ball syndrome.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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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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Ballcocks or inlet valves control the water supply to the toilet bowl and tank.
I kicked the ballcock across the tiles in a show of anger.
It is, of course, perfectly possible for a woman to replace a ballcock, to change a tyre or to pick a lock.
For the payment of just pounds 25 per head (discounts available for pensioners, the under-fives and agnostics) you can view the cracked ballcock and discover for yourself the secret of the code.
The project involved laying a pipe from the stream to a trough, with the flow regulated by a ballcock.
'The freshest, fittest, best-prepared Lions team that's ever gone out to New Zealand' - the one Woodward probably chose when Gavin Henson was still in.: Becoming flushed with success:I have spent the past week fiddling with my ballcock. Although the comedy potential of such phrases is considerable, it's no joke opening the cistern four times a day and sloshing up to.: Boy has a fat chance of a slim chance:Overheard in Cardiff McDonald's last week - mother to small boy, 'What do you want?' 'Salad with tomatoes,' says small boy meekly.
How did he fix the plumbing by removing the ballcock?
That came to her shortly after I flooded the hall while trying to fix the downstairs toilet ballcock and accidentally wrenched the portal off the washing machine.
(But, granted, only after ringing my mother at midnight, screaming 'Mam, where's my stopcock?!' after attempting a little late-night DIY plumbing, snapping the arm of the ballcock and watching in horror as the interior of the toilet tank began to resemble a tidal wave.
A customer said the firm had refused to pay out on an exterior leak caused by a faulty ballcock, but the ASA agreed this did not fall under the company's advertised 'internal cover for plumbing emergencies'.
I fear that before long he will be back to saying "Trouble with your ballcock, Sven?"