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Etymology: L, duplus
twice as much in strength, size, or amount.


(dŭb′l) [L. duplus, twofold]
Duplicate, or combining two qualities.


two of them.

double burst stimulation
a technique of nerve stimulation in which two short tetanic stimuli are applied and the response pattern used to monitor neuromuscular blockade during anesthesia.
double cervix
see double cervix.
double diffusion precipitin test
double fleece
2 years' growth of wool.
double gee
double muscling
see myofiber hyperplasia.
double pregnancy
double reciprocal plot
a graphical technique for analyzing drug antagonisms by plotting the effect against the dose. Called also Lineweaver-Burk plot.
double scalp
palpable thinning of the cranial bones in young sheep on inadequate diet.
double-stranded (ds)
nucleic acid occurring as a two-strand helix.

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Q. what is the cause for double vision

A. Double vision, or diplopia, as it's called, may be due to many conditions, including disorders of the muscles of the eye (extra-ocular muscles) and the nerves controlling them, disorders of the eye ball (enlarged eyeball as in Graves' ), and sometimes disorders of vision.

Diplopia may manifest important conditions, so consulting a doctor (e.g. neurologist or ophthalmologist) may be wise.

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Q. I have fibromyalgia and am having terrible vision problems...double, blurred, feel off blance.Is this common?

A. Blurry vision is not a usual symptom in fibromyalgia. If you are experiencing this on a permenant basis you should see a doctor- either a neurologist or an ophthalmologist to rule out other vision conditions that might be causing this.

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A double bass, however, measures in at about twice the size of a cello and reaches an octave below it.
Benefits cheat David Ballantyne astride his double bass that he played with band Chuck Wagon
TALENTED: Kurtis McCreath with the double bass his dad bought him at 10 Picture: GAVIN TRAFFORD
By manipulating the sound of his double bass, he creates a rich musical landscape, which drives the performance with percussive power and serene melody.
Dubliner O'Duill, who has the distinct advantage of playing double bass when it comes to comedy, is the main patter man in an act which mixes classical music with slapstick.
He and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Steve Knightley will be joined by singer and double bass player Miranda Sykes.
Cool Out and Coexist," the double bass drum one, that has the extended outro.
The Kingsville Competitions has been reorganized and this year will offer competitions for violin, viola, violoncello and double bass.
This refereed journal fosters "original scholarly research pertaining to the history, development, function and features of the double bass and other related bowed bass instruments, their players, and repertoires" and disseminates "critical reviews of recently published books and articles in these subject areas.
The tissue formed by the long notes of the wind, the bright tinkling of the percussion instruments and the short little motifs of the double bass is most fascinating for its contemplative character, which neither musician ever violates by a sudden intervention, desire for graduated effect, or the suggestion of ostinato.
With Capercaillie's Ewan Vernal on double bass and Salsa Celtica's percussionist Guy Nicolson, Tony served up a brilliant celebration of all that's cool and classy.
The journey got off to a shaky start with the tail of his RAF plane clipping the runway at take off and Jim's double bass swinging precariously in the net above his head.