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flush

 [flush]
1. transient episodic redness of the face and neck caused by certain diseases, ingestion of certain drugs or other substances, heat, emotional factors, or physical exertion.
2. the rapid delivery of a bolus of solution through an intravenous line or catheter for the purpose of maintaining patency or insuring the complete delivery of all fluids in the lumen.
hectic flush a persistent or chronic flush associated with chronic debilitating disease, usually febrile.
heparin flush a dilute solution of heparin that is used to flush an intravenous line or arterial catheter.
malar flush a redness of the cheeks caused by excitement.

flush

(flŭsh),
1. To wash out with a full stream of fluid.
2. A transient erythema due to heat, exertion, stress, or disease.
3. Flat, or even with another surface, as a flush stoma.

flush

The alleged cleansing of a muscle by increasing its blood flow, which is said to remove toxins left by exertion.

flush

(flŭsh)
1. To wash out with a full stream of fluid.
2. A transient erythema due to heat, exertion, stress, or disease.
3. Flat, or even with another surface, as a flush stoma.

flush

wet ground (often on hillsides) that is typified by the presence of Sphagnum moss, where water comes to the surface but does not form a stream bed.

flush

(flŭsh)
1. To wash out with a full stream of fluid.
2. A transient erythema due to heat, exertion, stress, or disease.

Patient discussion about flush

Q. do i have a flu

A. What makes you think you have flu?

Do you have any of the signs or symptoms of it? (as listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza#Symptoms_and_diagnosis or here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000080.htm)

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To explore this question, we conducted a simple follow-up experiment in which we seeded a toilet, flushed four times, and collected bowl water samples from the center of the bowl approximately 2 in.
In the fourth flushed showed that treatment 4 (9x12) has the highest number of pileus with a mean of 13.5, followed by the treatment 3 (8x12) with 6.06, treatment 1 (6x12) with 6.03, and treatment 2 (7x12) has the lowest number of pileus with a mean of 5.26.
The result showed no significant difference of the number of pileus in the fifth flushed.
"The only way she could have got there is if she was flushed down the toilet.
"It's horrendous to think someone flushed her down the loo.
Right now, the best-performing 1.6 gallon toilets can eliminate 1,000 grams or more of waste cleanly in a single flush--far more than many of the older 3.5 gallons toilet models that flushed with more than twice the volume of water."
"Flushed colors are used much more extensively in the U.S.
Lombardi, Gundersen, Zammett, Walters, and Morris (1988) compared IV catheters flushed with heparin and catheters flushed with saline in a sample of 74 pediatric patients, age 4 weeks to 18 years.
* Human waste and water flushed from toilets enters underground tanks.
In this method, organs are kept at 0[deg.] to 4[deg.]C after being flushed with certain fluids.
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recommends that a water system be flushed approximately every two to four years using the unidirectional flushing (UDF) method.
Catheters not used for medication administration were flushed with one of the study solutions every 8 hours.