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burst

(berst),
A sudden increase in activity.
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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.
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burst

(bŭrst)
1. To rupture or explode.
2. The act or result of bursting.
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The control granularity of resource reservation in BFSM is the burst-flow, while the transmission granularity of BFSM is still the burst. The bursts with the same destination are considered to belong to the same burst-flow.
Jude Medical's Burst stimulation, were presented Friday during a plenary session at the 19th annual meeting of the North American Neuromodulation Society in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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