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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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Referred to as a bass fiddle, contrabass, string bass or bull fiddle, the double bass is often confused with its close relative the cello.
Arriving back home, Jim realised he had escaped picking up any nasty little tropical diseases, but the double bass had not.
Double bass player Koullouras' most recent accomplishment was to organise the Old Port Jazz Festival in Limassol.
Known for his unparalleled ability to play the double bass in multiple genres - from classical to bluegrass to jazz - Meyer was awarded the MacArthur Award in 2002.
Miles Barker, prosecuting, told Leeds Crown Court yesterday the performance was a real eye opener as Ballantyne, who used the name David Roberts, played with such "exuberance and enthusiasm" jumping around and spinning his double bass in a way that "clearly belied his incapacity statement.
And now for the rest of the recommended jazz gigs around the region: Vocalist Holly Thomas, now based in London, returns to the city of her student days for a free gig tonight with her Quintet: Lluis Mather on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Andy Bunting on piano, Hamish Livingstone on double bass and Euan Palmer on drums.
Meanwhile, Jane is also trying to trace music lover Buddle's most precious possession - his double bass.
The band features Kevin Crawford, Sean Smyth and Cillian Vallely on traditional Irish instrumentation of low whistle, uilleann pipes, tin whistles and fiddle augmented by Trevor Hutchinson on double bass and Ed Boyd on guitar.
His mother is saxophonist and his singer father bought him a 3/4 double bass for his 10th birthday which he still uses.
He will be joined by guitarist Trefor Owen and the double bass led Bill Coleman Trio, featuring Paul Sawtell (keyboards) and Dave Hassell (drums).
The acoustic duo is expandable to five, and the lineup Saturday will also include Dean Foster on double bass, Glenn Aubin on drums and alto-saxophonist John Clark.
The Double Bass Day at the school brought together young bass wizards from Teesside and Tyneside for a mass jamming session.