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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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The Yarm bream have put in a welcome appearance, and match anglers hope that double figure weights will continue until the end of the season.
3 pc)also have vacancy rates in double figures,according to the statistics.
In his letter he referred to me: ``As having an abundant supply of crystal balls to predict double figure council tax rises before they have happened.
Another refugee from the Premier League, Dick Campbell has tiny Brechin in a dominant position in Division Three, having established a double figure lead.
Nick Heffernan (10), Ian Reith (10) and Drake Bollman (12) also reached double figures for Chester (5-1, 1-0 BDC West), which led by 36 at one point late in the third quarter.
Having studied all those who finished above us, only Middlesbrough have had a similar season in the scoring stakes, with only Patrick Bamford (17 goals) reaching double figures.
Shola Ameobi goes in against Wigan on Saturday looking end the season in double figures for only the second time in his career, (writes Alan Oliver).
MEDFORD - Elora Grant scored 13 points to lead four Panthers players in double figures.
SIR Alex Ferguson has predicted Paul Scholes will end the season in double figures after finally breaking a 20 game goal drought at Old Trafford.
His all carp bag was made up of 34 fish and 10 of these were in double figures.
Alvin Scott has been playing well for us this season, and Derrick Pope, who is one of the top players in the league, scoring in double figures each game as well as rebounding in double figures, will be a source of power that the Mohawks will find difficult to contain.
A widespread frost forecast tonight will only add to poor conditions on the region's roads and pavements as temperatures are likely to dip into minus double figures over the weekend.