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crack

(krăk),
1. A fissure.
2.

crack

(krak) an incomplete split, break, or fissure.

crack

Etymology: ME, craken
a street drug made by chemically converting cocaine hydrochloride to a form that can be smoked. Smoking crack is a faster, more direct way of getting cocaine molecules into the brain. Because larger amounts of the drug reach the brain more quickly, the effects are more intense than when cocaine, in the white-powder form, is injected, ingested, or inhaled. Also called crack cocaine, freebase.

crack

Substance abuse A 'free-base' form of cocaine which, when smoked in a pipe, produce a brief, very intense 'high'. See Bingeing, Cocaine, Crack 'smile. ', Free base cocaine.

crack

(krak)
1. A fissure.

crack

A highly purified form of COCAINE which produces an intense reaction of rapid onset. Crack is inherently more dangerous than less concentrated forms and deaths have resulted from its use.

crack

(krak)
A fissure.

crack

a discontinuity in a hard, brittle surface such as horn, hoof.

toe crack

Patient discussion about crack

Q. what causes the sound of cracking noises in the head all the time it was said i had acute sinusitis but honestly i think it is more . I don't know why i have cracking noises in my head . I am very concerned about this also my neck is always stiff feeling and aching all the time. . My eyes are very tired and i see blue spots and they hurt behind the eye very badly . I have headaches very often

A. wow...that really sounds serious...i have chronic sinusitis and i can tell you i had horrible headaches but nothing like you describe now. i would strongly consider going to a hospital and checking it out...
tell us what was the result!

Q. anyone knows how to stop hard skin on the feet from becoming cracked??? during summer my feet got lots of hard skin and in the heel area the skin actually got cracked kinda deep. it hurts now and the cracks are starting to get infected I guess... do u guys know how to solve this?? I know there are some creams for that but I thought maybe now it's too late for that and I need something stronger?

A. There are good creams for moisterizing the skin of your feet on a daily basis, however now that you feel they might be infected you should see a dermatologist for some better treatment.

Q. Im only 17 I have horrble lower back pains. Im constitly rubbing,stretching, or cracking my back. the pain is either a throbbing pain or an ache or sting.I feel it worse when I put my chest out my shoulders back. my back feels like its out of place.

A. Lower back pain is so very common... I have had it for years, and just recently what I found to be very helpful is walking. Even a 30-45 minute walk and then some streching is good. I have hardly had any pain since I started exercising and it feels really good. Swimming is also known to help.

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The crackdown will be led by The Interagency Taskforce on Control of Potable Spirit and Combat of Illicit Brews in the ministry of interior.
Expected to be affected by the crackdown are nationals from Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Laos, Vietnam, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, India, Bangladesh and the Philippines.
Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports that indicated the brutality of police action against the followers of Ramdev, including women and children, who were reportedly sleeping at the time of the crackdown, the apex court said that it wasn't a situation emergency to warrant such a violent and arbitrary crackdown.
Information Minister Adnan Mahmoud said yesterday that the crackdown would continue, despite a European Union threat of sanctions and growing world pressure to allow peaceful protests.
Under the crackdown police will carry out random roadside checks and stop anyone who is committing a traffic offence or driving in a way which suggests they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The Basra crackdown which began on March 25 quickly fuelled clashes in other Shia regions of Iraq, including the capital, and killed at least 461 people and wounded more than 1,100.
If China continues its crackdown of the Tibetan people, with the situation in Tibet worsening, then I would not rule out halting our planned participation once elected president,'' Ma told reporters.
The crackdown, which follows an upsurge in the use of fake ID during the festive period, is part of Chief Constable Mike Craik's pledge to tackle public crime and disorder.
Lopez said about seven tons of trash were removed each day prior to the crackdown -- but that has grown to 10 tons a day.
The eight defendants are on trial for the deaths of the 148 Shiites including minors as young as 11 years-old, and the imprisonment of hundreds of others in a crackdown launched following an assassination attempt against Saddam in the mainly Shiite town of Dujail in 1982.
Operation Crackdown was launched in London today by Home Office Minister Caroline Flint who has special responsibility for drugs.
I am sick and tired of reading in the papers and hearing on the television crackdown on this, crackdown on that.