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Etymology: L, duplus
twice as much in strength, size, or amount.


(dŭb′l) [L. duplus, twofold]
Duplicate, or combining two qualities.


two of them.

double burst stimulation
a technique of nerve stimulation in which two short tetanic stimuli are applied and the response pattern used to monitor neuromuscular blockade during anesthesia.
double cervix
see double cervix.
double diffusion precipitin test
double fleece
2 years' growth of wool.
double gee
double muscling
see myofiber hyperplasia.
double pregnancy
double reciprocal plot
a graphical technique for analyzing drug antagonisms by plotting the effect against the dose. Called also Lineweaver-Burk plot.
double scalp
palpable thinning of the cranial bones in young sheep on inadequate diet.
double-stranded (ds)
nucleic acid occurring as a two-strand helix.

Patient discussion about double

Q. what is the cause for double vision

A. Double vision, or diplopia, as it's called, may be due to many conditions, including disorders of the muscles of the eye (extra-ocular muscles) and the nerves controlling them, disorders of the eye ball (enlarged eyeball as in Graves' ), and sometimes disorders of vision.

Diplopia may manifest important conditions, so consulting a doctor (e.g. neurologist or ophthalmologist) may be wise.

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Q. I have fibromyalgia and am having terrible vision problems...double, blurred, feel off blance.Is this common?

A. Blurry vision is not a usual symptom in fibromyalgia. If you are experiencing this on a permenant basis you should see a doctor- either a neurologist or an ophthalmologist to rule out other vision conditions that might be causing this.

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Or at least, what an Exocet missile would look like if it were bent double, terrified and flying in a circle.
Normally busy streets were like a ghost town as fences and trees fell, while signposts were bent double.
Weekend guests rash enough to come here for the weekend, hoping for a quiet Sunday with the newspapers in front of the fire, found themselves being carried off to freezing, oil-polluted beaches on which they were forced to work until dusk, bent double, filling rubber buckets with whelks, clams, many of which had to be rejected because they were covered in oil, and pretty little pink-flecked shells which cheered them up momentarily, as they were rather rare.
A construction crane was bent double next to a skyscraper, while the facade of a four-storey building collapsed - and a large tanker ship was washed onto a street in Staten Island.
His pals fitted him with a kidney harness and butt pad as his rod bent double in the big fight with a leaping thresher.
One of his legs bent double behind him and that probably helped save him from being sucked under.
Miss Fowler said: "He bent double and groaned and was hobbling around.
Imagine waking up and going to bed bent double under its corrosion.
Jessica Bishop, 14, was almost bent double after scoliosis left her spine looking "like a corkscrew".
IAIN DOWIE'S first win as Charlton boss had it all - a Darren Bent double and a sending-of f.
When I was in 3SL we put tape around another band's mics, which were then only about a foot high and they had to sing bent double through their track.
The triangular sign, of an elderly couple bent double over a walking stick, has been branded insensitive and ageist.