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flare

 [flār]
1. a diffuse area of redness on the skin around the point of application of an irritant, due to vasomotor reaction.
2. a red streak or patchy urticaria along a vein, usually associated with the intravenous infusion of a hypotonic solution or of certain medications. It normally disappears within one to two hours, and almost never lasts longer than 12 to 24 hours.

flare

(flār), Do not confuse this word with flair.
1. A gradual tapering or spreading outward.
See also: triple response.
2. A diffuse redness of the skin extending beyond the local reaction to the application of an irritant; it is due to dilation of the arterioles and capillaries; depends upon an axon reflex set up by the liberation of a histaminelike substance in skin when injured.
See also: triple response.

flare

(flār) a diffuse area of redness on the skin around the point of application of an irritant, due to a vasomotor reaction.

flare

(flâr)
n.
1. A brief wavering blaze of light.
2. An outbreak, as of emotion or activity.
3. An expanding or opening outward.
4. Medicine
a. An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.
b. A sudden worsening of the symptoms of a disease or condition: treating an arthritis flare.

flare

[fler]
1 a red blush on the skin at the periphery of an urticarial lesion seen in immediate hypersensitivity reactions.
2 an expanding skin flush, spreading from an infective lesion or extending from the principal site of a reaction to an irritant.
3 the sudden intensification of a disease.

FLARE

Abbreviation for
Fast Low-Angle Recalled Echoes (see there)

flare

Medtalk A period during which disease Sx reappear or exacerbate Rheumatology An acute exacerbation of the Sx and disease activity of SLE Lab ↑ anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies, plasma C3a, serum complex of complement 5b-9 and plasma Bb and ↓ serum complement C3 and C4 Urology
1. An abrupt ↑ in alk phos–ALP that occurs within 28 days after orchiectomy for prostate CA, followed by a decline to baseline.
2. A worsening of clinical disease seen in the early stages of hormonal manipulation for metastatic prostate CA.

flare

(flār)
1. A gradual tapering or spreading outward.
2. A diffuse redness of the skin extending beyond the local reaction to the application of an irritant; it is due to dilation of the arterioles and capillaries; depends on an axon reflex set up by the liberation of a histaminelike substance in skin when injured.
See also: triple response
3. Protein in aqueous fluid.
4. Sudden intensification in disease; commonly describes arthritic disorders.

flare

diffuse skin redness, due to vasomotor reaction; characteristic of inflammation or infection

flare

a diffuse area of redness on the skin around the point of application of an irritant, due to vasomotor reaction.

Patient discussion about flare

Q. I've been experiencing real bad flare-ups for a month already. Hello buddies, Amanda here. Anybody here with fibromyalgia - I've been experiencing real bad flare-ups for a month already. They are so painful. I tried lyrica and it didn't do anything for me.

A. Hi Amanda,
I to am one that can't take lyrica. I am taking tramadol and flexaril.
I take neurotin also. Try your meds and yoga, exercise(as you can tolerate), warm/hot baths, naps(when needed), getting as much sleep as possible, massage, support...talking realizing you are not alone! For alot of us stress triggers flare ups( mine have been kicking of late) and try to stay positive! Good luck and God Bless.

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The World Bank calculates that in 2015 the oil industry worldwide flared off 147 billion cubic meters, equivalent to the combined consumption of the UK, Germany and Switzerland.
Uzbekistan is the worst offender in terms of flared gas per barrel produced, according to the World Bank, followed by Cameroon and Turkmenistan, with Gabon, Libya and Algeria also showing relatively high levels of flaring relative to their output.
Significantly, flared gas volumes in the sultanate are projected to decline dramatically over the coming years in line with the government's pursuit of a zero-flaring strategy.
Through a series of gas conservation measures, the company aims to harness tens of billions of cubic metres of natural gas that would otherwise be flared.
In February 2011, Iran announced that it had halted flaring gas at the Soroush and Nowruz oilfields in the Persian Gulf, where gas had been flared for about 40 years.
Robert Lesnick, an adviser to GGFR, says: "What we are trying to do is not only reduce the amount of gas being flared but introduce policies, regulations and best business practices to avoid it in the future.
The oil is kept, the water disposed of and the gas is often flared off.
A deputy oil minister says Iran has decided to invest $2 billion to collect natural gases now being flared off at the Kharg and Bahregan oil projects.
Last February Iran announced that it had halted flaring gas at the Soroush and Nowruz oilfields in the Persian Gulf, where gas had been flared for about 40 years.
The amount of gas flared in the Middle East alone could feed a 20mn tonne liquefied natural gas plant, the report said.
Katie Holmes gets it right with a pair of flared jeans.
Gas has been flared at the platforms for about 40 years.