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stem

 [stem]
a stalklike supporting structure; see also peduncle.
brain stem brainstem.

stem

(stem),
A supporting structure similar to the stalk of a plant.

STEM

abbr.
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

stem

(stĕm)
n.
A supporting structure resembling the stalk of a plant.

stem

(stĕm)
v. stemmed, stemming, stems
v.tr.
1. To stop or stanch (a flow): stemmed the bleeding.
2. To restrain or stop: wanted to stem the growth of government.
3. To plug or tamp (a blast hole, for example).
4. Sports To turn (a ski, usually the uphill ski) by moving the heel outward.
v.intr. Sports
To stem a ski or both skis, as in making a turn.

stem

A term of art used in clinical trials for a prompt, question or instruction in a patient-reported outcome item.

stem

(stem)
A supporting structure similar to the stalk of a plant.
Fig. 289 Stem. Transverse sections of herbaceous stems; (a) dicotyledon, (b) monocotyledon.click for a larger image
Fig. 289 Stem . Transverse sections of herbaceous stems; (a) dicotyledon, (b) monocotyledon.

stem

the part of the shoot of vascular plants from which are produced leaves at regular intervals (NODES) and reproductive structures. Stems are usually circular in cross section but some are square (for example, members of the family Labiatae, such as mint and lavender) while others are ribbed. The internal structure of stems can be herbaceous (non-woody) or show SECONDARY THICKENING. See Fig. 289 .

The forms adopted by stems are highly varied, ranging from the oak tree to climbing plants such as Clematis and the pea. Stems are sometimes used as underground storage organs as in RHIZOMES, CORMS, BULBS (underground shoots with food stored in fleshy leaves) and stem TUBERS, e.g. potato, while others, such as the strawberry RUNNER and suckers of mint, are adapted for VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION.

Patient discussion about stem

Q. my mother have stem replacement for a coronary artery oclusion is already 2 years she physically deteriorating since surgery why???? please help she does not have energy

A. I agree with Dagmar. It can be most likely caused by another occlusion or re-occlusion inside the heart blood vessels. Since that is a life-threatening case, I strongly suggest you to bring your mother into a hospital (for complete check up), or just call your cardiologist to have first treatment.

Meanwhile, that will be better if you have emergency oxygen (just in case you'll need it) with you.

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Next, run your comb through the dog, again from stem to stern, and brush out the problem areas thoroughly.
Paul offers the PTK-4 in various grades, from a basic model with bead-blasted finish, to a more upscale version with polish on the metal and Micarta from stem to stern. You can go even more high-end by adding a handle of stag or exotic wood and upgrading to more expensive steel, although ATA-34 is pretty darn awesome in its own right.
"I remember the fire chief calling me that day and saying the ship was alight from stem to stern. Not only have we been able to bring her back but we have saved so much of the original timber, the original features," Doughty added.
Willie, then 30, kept firing his gun until the ship was a raging inferno, burning from stem to stern before it capsized.
From stem to stern, destroyers have many synthetic lifelines connected from rail to rail, all designed to keep people from falling overboard.
Kitzhaber knows state government from stem to stern - he could answer a question about highways by reciting statistics on vehicle registrations and the cost of asphalt, ending with suggestions for how to set the choke on a road grader.
from stem to stern : in or to every part : thoroughly
COUNTRYSIDE: I read your publication from stem to stern bi-monthly.
Have it valeted from stem to stern and get a print-out of servicing work from the main dealer, which would reassure punters.
The captains who sailed her, the crew who manned her and took such good care of her from stem to stern, and the staff of chefs, entertainers, and waitstaff who always remembered our family each time we boarded are now scattered all over the world.
From stem to stern in the church, the attitude is that everyone must be the same to fit in instead of welcoming people in their uniqueness.
The book begins with a tour (not for claustrophobics) of a WW II submarine from stem to stern. Then it follows a number of patrols that describe life on a combat submarine.

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