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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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Though possible, a bursting bubble is by no means probable, because, among other things, China has such powerful underlying growth potential and because the authorities in Beijing are more than likely, as they proved in 2008-09, to take swift, effective remedial action.
In his article on 'Bursting Bubbles' (Augur, 2009) Dan Jones is right to call the South Sea scheme a Bubble, but not John Law's Mississipi Scheme.
But long ago, observations showed that no earthly volcanoes formed from bursting bubbles; it's very doubtful that any ever did on the Moon either.
Loske of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Queretaro and his colleagues found that the pressure, bursting bubbles, and light from the discharges combine to slay bacteria in complex ways.
Stephen Roach, chief economist and director of global economics at Morgan Stanley, "The Cost of Bursting Bubbles," New York Times, September 22, 2002, Op-Ed page
These dizzying events are not an occasion for champagne music because the bursting bubbles have cast millions of Americans into deep personal losses, destroyed trillions of dollars in capital, especially retirement savings, and littered the economic landscape with corporate wreckage.
MAKES 1 YOU NEED: 25ml vodka 15ml limoncello 25ml pomegranate juice Ice cubes 1 tsp lemon bursting bubbles (pods of fruit flavour that sit in your glass and burst in your mouth as you drink.
The Italian ensured that the Hammers' iconic home didn't get a winning Saturday send-off going into the final farewell against Manchester United on Tuesday; the Swans' 4-1 win well and truly bursting bubbles at Upton Park.
Despite bubbling, boycotts, bursting bubbles, and anything else beginning with 'B', North Wales' finest constabulary are in the headlines.
Newmarket David Milnes Bursting Bubbles (5.30 Kempton, nap) Ed Dunlop has his all-weather team in good form and this daughter of Big Bad Bob should relish the drop back to 1m after fading into third over a longer trip last time.
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