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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

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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If black smoke appears, this indicates a lack of steam in the flare system and often occurs during unplanned flaring.
The World Bank used satellite censors to measure flaring around the world in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
It is possible to study these experiences so that Egypt can benefit from them and address the issue of gas flaring by possibly using it to generate electricity.
The move to end routine gas flaring is seen as a vital contribution to mitigation efforts as world leaders at the UN climate conference in Paris are working to seal a new global agreement on climate change.
Reducing gas flaring can make a significant contribution towards mitigating climate change.
The meetings will bring together business representatives, authorities and international financial institutions to discuss a study commissioned by the EBRD and the World Bank on 'Associated Petroleum Gas (APG) Flaring Study for Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan'.
The preliminary data shows that global gas flaring crept up to almost 5 Tcf in 2011 (more than 14 Bcf/d).
Kazakhstan, one of Central Asia's major oil-producing countries, has cut gas flaring associated with oil production by a third in just five years, according to satellite estimates, thereby reducing CO2 emissions by almost six million tons.
While Russia, Nigeria, Iran and Iraq are among the biggest flaring countries in the world, in Europe, the practice is coming under increasingly stringent regulation.
This downward trend in flared volumes, in the face of rising natural gas production, has been hailed as a reflection of Oman's determination to rein in natural gas flaring and to commercialise the resource instead.
Halting the flaring would eliminate millions of tons of carbon dioxide emitted during the process, and would reduce the many ailments--such as bronchial, chest, and eye problems--that those in nearby communities suffer.
GAO was asked to (1) describe flaring and venting data and what the federal government could do to improve them; (2) report, on the basis of available information, on the extent of flaring and venting and their contributions to greenhouse gases; and (3) identify opportunities for the federal government to reduce flaring and venting.