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burst

(berst),
A sudden increase in activity.

burst

to break suddenly while under tension or expansion.

burst

Biochemistry
An abrupt onset of a reaction.
 
Cardiology
See Burst pacing.
 
Gastroenterology
A series or cluster of phasic contractions of the GI tract of = 2 minutes, rarely associated with propagation but sometimes with tonic changes in baseline pressure.
 
Imaging
A type of MRI which allows imaging of the entire brain in 2 seconds, which detects areas of decreased blood flow that may correspond to neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, and thus is of potential use as a diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.

Immunology
A synonym for an aggregate of progenitor cell colonies in the bone marrow.

Pulmonology
See Respiratory burst.
 
Virology
The rupture of a host cell filled with viral progeny.

burst

(bŭrst)
1. To rupture or explode.
2. The act or result of bursting.
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As an alternative Stan Woosley (University of California, Santa Cruz) suggests that a rapidly rotating star collapsing to form a black hole might produce a gamma-ray burst instead of a supernova.
These low-energy events could be 30 times as common as more-powerful bursts, calculates theorist Andrew MacFadyen of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.
But gamma-ray afterglows aren't steady; they're brightest immediately after a burst and then they fade rapidly.
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The newly observed burst hails from when the universe was only 900 million years old.
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The newly observed X-ray flares, which rise and fade rapidly, fill in what had been "a big blank" between an initial burst and the afterglow, says Meszaros.
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The characteristics of the burst, along with the discovery of the elliptical galaxy, suggest that the flash was generated by the collision of two extremely compact objects--either a pair of neutron stars or a neutron star coalescing with an even more-compact body, a black hole.
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