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, flushing (flush) (flush'ing)
1. Sudden redness of the skin.
2. Irrigation of a cavity, or a device such as a feeding tube, with water.

hot flush


malar flush

A bright-colored flush over the malar area and cheekbones. It may be associated with any febrile disease.


a sudden increase in flow.

flushing agents
water under pressure, sterile saline and Ringer's solution are used to irrigate and cleanse wounds. Various antiseptic compounds, in dilute solutions, have the added advantage of antibacterial effects and some, with detergent action, are more efficient in removing necrotic tissues and debris, but they may be irritating and delay healing.
nutritional flushing
an abrupt and sizable increase in nutritional status practiced as a management tactic, usually prior to the mating period in order to improve semen characteristics in the male and ovulation and conception rates in the female. Most attention is given to the protein concentration of the ration.

Patient discussion about flushing

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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Some new water-saving toilets are equipped with a pressure-producing device that improves flushing (it is called the Sloan Flushmate), but this device can't be retrofitted on existing gravity-flush toilets.
And you've gotta use an approved A/C flushing solution that's compatible with R-134a so you won't leave residue.
The company's Class Five flushing technology has been expanded to its Cimarron Comfort Height one-piece toilet.
labels should warn against flushing patches or disposing of them carelessly, he says.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes the entire laundering process--as it pertains to institutional machines--as being effective at eliminating bacteria, as long as certain factors are achieved: sufficient rinsing and flushing of all soiled linen; a high and low pH range achieved during the detergent and "sour"/neutralizer cycles; the correct concentration of the bleach bath; and washing and drying temperatures.
Subject to potshots by Jerry Seinfeld and other comedians because of their dubious flushing performance, low-flow toilets became mandatory in the U.
A recent study by Gyr and colleagues (1995) evaluated the effect of flush solution type and frequency of flushing on maintaining patency of PIIDs as well as the incidence of phlebitis.
Variable-buoyancy flappers and dual-handle mechanisms keep your toilet flushing with the weight of the water it was designed to use while still saving water.