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burst

(berst),
A sudden increase in activity.

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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"Patented Quicklock bursting rods are linked together.
Patented Quicklock bursting rods are linked, not screwed together, like traditional drill stems or other static systems.
Pipe bursting was the ideal choice for the Point Reyes project for several reasons.
"Pipe bursting was chosen for the Brownstown project to increase the size of the existing main in the location of the old main for several reasons," explained Bidigare.
At times, pipe bursting contractors have run into situations where the old line was encased in concrete.
When the burst was prepared, the pipe, bursting head, and tool assembly were winched into the pit and lined up with the existing sewer line at a depth of eight ft.
Let's review a list of some of the potential situations that could occur on a pipe bursting project and some of the potential remedies.
It is the only tool I've seen that has the advantage of removing the bursting head in a manhole and backing the pneumatic tool back to the entry pit."
The new IPBA guidelines focus on the overall applications of pipe bursting and will be followed with individualized documents that relate specifically to water, sewer, gas, lateral and large diameter pipe bursting.
Cornelius then explored the only two options that remained, trench/replace and pipe bursting. "The only solution that works 100 percent of the time in all situations is to trench and replace, but that's often the most expensive," said Cornelius.
Since pipe bursting has grown, contractors often now own the equipment required to perform most projects.
During the 2000 construction season Schuler chose a 295-foot section of main line to be replaced with 6-inch Medium Density Polyethylene Pipe (MDPE) through pipe bursting. The 6-inch MDPE would serve as a sleeve in which a 4-inch MDPE line would be inserted to serve as the actual carrier pipe.