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intermittent

 [in″ter-mit´ent]
marked by alternating periods of activity and inactivity.
intermittent claudication a group of symptoms characterized by pain, cramping, and weakness in the calf muscles of one or both lower limbs, brought on by walking and relieved by resting for a few minutes. It is a form of arterial occlusive disease and is caused by atherosclerotic lesions of the limbs, which diminish blood supply to the muscles of the lower leg. Called also angina cruris.

Treatment has traditionally involved vascular reconstructive surgery to bypass the diseased portion of the vessel. Modification of risk factors has also proved beneficial, such as smoking cessation, weight loss, and introduction of a graduated program of walking and exercise.
intermittent explosive disorder a rare impulse control disorder in which a periodic loss of control of aggressive impulses results in serious assault or destruction of property; the outbursts are totally out of proportion to any apparent stress.
intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) a form of respiratory therapy using a ventilator for the treatment of selected patients with atelectasis, those needing occasional assistance breathing, or those requiring some types of aerosol medications. As the name implies, this involves application of pressure only during the inspiratory phase, in order to help the patient breathe more deeply. It is used when other less expensive, less invasive forms of respiratory care have not been effective. Called also intermittent positive pressure ventilation.

Because of their compact size and capability of operating independently of an electrical current, IPPB machines are used widely. Similar treatment can also be delivered with a volume-, pressure-, or time-limited ventilator or manual resuscitation device. The American Association for Respiratory Care has published detailed and comprehensive clinical practice guidelines for the use of intermittent positive pressure breathing, which are available online at http://www.rcjournal.com/online_resources/cpgs/ippbcpg.hotmail.

in·ter·mit·tent

(in'tĕr-mit'ent),
Marked by intervals of complete quietude between two periods of activity.

in·ter·mit·tent

(in'tĕr-mit'ĕnt)
Marked by intervals of complete quietude between two periods of activity.
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(17) Compare Pound's epitaph for Mauberley: A consciousness disjunct, Being but this overblotted Series Of intermittences (CSP, p.
Tadie has reconstructed the process by which a book of essays, Contre Sainte-Beuve, in 1909, metamorphosed into the autobiographical novel that Proust called Intermittences du coeur before naming it A la recherche du temps perdu.
To quote from L'Anti-Oedipe: 'Dans les machines desirantes tout fonctionne en meme temps, mais dans les hiatus et les ruptures, les pannes et les rates, les intermittences et les courts-circuits, les distances et les morcellements, dans une somme qui ne reunit jamais les parties en un tout.'[5] Between Deleuze and Guattari's anarcho-Leftist 'schizoanalysis', flamboyantly opposed to the hegemony of Freudian as of any other discourse, and the Right-wing establishment behaviourism of Laborit, abundantly satirized by Resnais, there is obviously an immense difference.
They neither further encode nor decode the lush signs milling about us but rather stand in homological relation to them, opaque yet transparent gestures offered, like Le Dantec's flashing intermittences, "en pleine-clarte."
Il retrace la longue gestation de ce chef-d'oeuvre, qui a dure pendant pres de quarante-cinq ans, avec des intermittences.
Ce n'est donc pas par pure hypocrisie ou en totale contradiction avec lui-meme que Proust s' emerveille de notations puisees dans les romans dont l'action semble, par rapport a ses visees introspectives, la plus "exterieure." Il y a simplement apparence que les auteurs de ces livres n'avaient pas l'intention expresse de degager des lois en ecrivant: ils ont ete de veritables ecrivains malgre eux, et par intermittences. L'eloge elliptique de l'epistolier remplit precisement la fonction de detecter ces heureuses intermittences, et d'en suggerer la portee, implicite chez l'auteur meme.
the Maggio Musicale Festival with Proust ou les intermittences du coeur
Fernandez, 'La Garantie des sentiments et les intermittences du coeur', Messages (Paris: Gallimard, 1926), pp.