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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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well, it would eventually arrive in London having given me a tour of Beds and Herts, and sat there damply, realising that what I'd paid out so far today could have provided a Norland nanny for a couple of weeks.
The crowd on Kennington Common melted damply away in the rain and by 2 o'clock in the afternoon Lord John Russell, the prime minister, was able to report to Queen Victoria that the Chartist meeting had been a total failure.
Her grey-blonde hair fluffed damply around her ears.
Elvis is bathed in sweat, his hair hanging damply across his face.
Tynemouth Front Street, its bunting fluttering damply in the breeze, was a sea of umbrellas as young and old alike rushed for vantage points.
We followed him through the woods along the old path, which smelled damply of dew and forgotten places.