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heaves

(hēvz),
A condition of horses similar to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (e.g., farmer's lung) or airway hypersensitivity (hyperreactivity) syndrome associated with asthma-type conditions in humans; horse serves as a research model. Characterized by inflammation and reduced airway elasticity around the bronchioles and alveoli; and accumulation of inspissated exudates in the small airways, with bronchiectasis, bronchospasms, smooth muscle hypertrophy and fibrosis. It reduces pulmonary function. Clinical signs include coughing, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, reduces exercise tolerance, and expiratory dyspnea that, in chronic cases, leads to a heave line on the musculature located superficially on the caudovental aspect of the abdomen.
Synonym(s): broken wind
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He said that the troops also set ablaze four hundred wooden apple boxes and heaves of animal fodder.
Frost heaves are most common in poorly drained soil, so first try regrading around the exterior to keep rainwater away from the slab.
ISLAMABAD -- The family members of a martyred youth, Sameer Ahmed Butt, have said that Indian troops torched their house and heaves of fodder and four hundred apple boxes in Drabgam area of Pulwama district.
People who live in the Southern Gulf States and on the Pacific Coast, where frost rarely penetrates the soil more than an inch or two, don't need to worry about frost heaves. But the rest of us would live in topsy-turvy neighborhoods if builders didn't design homes to prevent frost heaving in the first place.