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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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Size for size replacement using pipe bursting is easier than upsizing the line.
Pipe bursting in dry sand is difficult because the sand will fall back onto the new replacement line as it is pulled in, adding to the friction on the line.
Moffitt described the savings that pipe bursting brought him and the village of Sunbury.
After the successful demonstration, Moffitt's company went on to complete a total of 5,800 ft of pipe bursting for Sunbury over 4-1/2 months, including all post replacement restoration.
Although breaking a utility is possible, a properly executed burst with nearby utilities that have been pre-marked or exposed prior to pipe bursting should be rare.
The success rate of pipe bursting throughout the world is very high.
Myth #4: Pipe bursting is only practical when you need to increase the size of the pipe.
Once actual invert, pipe size and type is found, it can be noted and either taken off line, removed prior to the burst, or safely passed by the bursting head depending on its proximity to the burst path.
However, there is work being done daily to help overcome this and make bursting of CMP a viable option.
Jason Leuke of Arizona State stated that pipe bursting should be emphasized as a trenchless technology and not a trench-free technology because often people new to the industry do not understand that there will be some digging on a pipe bursting project.
Callaway said, "Our first bursting job only consisted of a few services.
The frame bursting feature allows a transmitter to transmit multiple frames in a burst without releasing the channel up to a specified maximum time.