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dAMP

Abbreviation for deoxyadenylic acid.

damp

(damp),
1. Humid; moist.
2. Atmospheric moisture.
3. Foul air in a mine; air charged with carbon oxides (black or choke damp) or with various explosive hydrocarbon vapors (firedamp).

damp

Etymology: AS, vapor
a potentially lethal atmosphere in caves and mines. Black damp or choke damp is caused by absorption of the available oxygen by coal seams. Fire damp is composed of methane and other explosive hydrocarbon gases. White damp is another name for carbon monoxide.

damp

(damp)
1. Humid; moist.
2. Atmospheric moisture.
3. Foul air in a mine; air charged with carbon oxides (black or choke damp) or with various explosive hydrocarbon vapors (firedamp).

damp

1. Moist, humid.
2. A noxious gas in a mine.

Patient discussion about damp

Q. Can I catch pneumonia, if I go outside with wet hair? My Mother used to tell me when I was a kid that if I go outside with wet hair, I will catch pneumonia. Is this true?

A. Are you seiously, Ann? I mean, I'm sure y're wet hair make Pneumonia?...I sorry this is not true.

Q. why is it bad to walk outside with wet hair after you have taken a shower , when it's clod out side? what can happen to me if i will do it ?

A. I've done this several times. The few times, my mother told me not to, I caught a cold.

Q. My brother is a heavy alcoholic. He has very recently been diagnosed with wet brain. My brother is a heavy alcoholic. He has very recently been diagnosed with wet brain. I am wondering what this wet brain is all about?

A. It known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome also referred to as wet brain often is seen in later stage alcoholics. This condition shows up on an MRI as a smaller less functional brain. The symptoms such as short term memory loss, inability to learn new things, inability to concentrate or focus could apply to a lot of things. I have never known people actually diagnosed with this. This knowledge I gained through surfing the net.

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Continue to ventilate, damp down and shade as necessary.
They stayed at the scene to damp down a number of acetylene cylinders.
I don't know if its architect had the backlash that Alsop faced, but it is worth pointing out that, while St Paul's was under construction, Christopher Wren had to disguise the building to damp down the conservative reaction to what was then an extremely radical new style.
The revolutionary material mimics backward-facing microscopic teeth of a shark's skin, which increase the flow of water and damp down drag.
Fire crews from Coleshill and Nuneaton were at the scene from 1am until about 4am, returning to damp down after Railtrack workers demolished the remains of the signal box.
Three fire crews and an aerial platform were at the site again today to continue to damp down the remains of the massive factory and warehouse.
Rebels say the delay in debating the issue will do nothing to damp down opposition.
Pockets of tightlypacked tea leaves are still smouldering in the debris of the Gold Crown Foods plant on the Knowsley Industrial Estate, Kirkby Three fire crews and an aerial platform were at the site again today to continue to damp down the remains of the factory and warehouse.