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magnet

 [mag´net]
an object having polarity (oppositely charged ends) and capable of attracting iron.

mag·net

(mag'net),
1. A body that has the property of attracting particles of iron, cobalt, nickel, or various other metallic alloys and that, when freely suspended, tends to assume a definite direction between the magnetic poles of the Earth (magnetic polarity).
2. A bar or horseshoe-shaped piece of iron or steel that has been made magnetic by contact with another magnet or, as in an electromagnet, by passage of electric current around a metallic (iron) core.
3. An electromagnet built in a cylindrical configuration to accommodate a patient in its core, for magnetic resonance imaging.
[G. magnēs]

magnet

/mag·net/ (mag´nit) an object having polarity and capable of attracting iron.magnet´ic
An iron-based mass or bar with magnetic polarity

mag·net

(mag'nĕt)
1. A body that has the property of attracting particles of iron, cobalt, nickel, or any of various metallic alloys and that when freely suspended tends to assume a definite direction between the magnetic poles of the earth (magnetic polarity).
2. A bar or horseshoe-shaped piece of iron or steel that has been made magnetic by contact with another magnet or, as in an electromagnet, by passage of electric current around a metallic (iron) core.
3. An electromagnet built in a cylindric configuration to accommodate a patient in its core, for magnetic resonance imaging.
[G. magnēs]

magnet

an object having polarity and capable of attracting iron.

oral dose magnet
see reticular magnet.
reticular magnet
a magnet placed in the reticulum to attract and isolate sharp metal and help to prevent traumatic reticuloperitonitis in ruminants.

Patient discussion about magnet

Q. who much cost the resonance magnetic machine? new or used

A. here is a company that you can even get a MRI scanner in a leasing program:
http://www.nationwideimaging.com/index.php

Q. hey guys! has anyone ever tried a chinese magnet to help a diet?? Somwone I know who is a chinse medicine healer, gave me a special magnet you stick to the right thumb of your hand to help evoid snack attacks. Did you ever hear anything about it?? did iot help anyone??

A. i tried magnets. not to dieting but magnets to the feet. supposed to help in giving energy while walking (i hike a lot). couldn't say i felt a big difference, but i only tried it for a day- so i don't know...

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cientists had long suspected that, since the molten core is constantly moving, changes in its magnetism might be affecting the surface location of magnetic north.
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The trio, who have called themselves the Arctic Angels,intend to drag three 180lb sleds 290 miles unaided across Canada's Northwest Territories to the Magnetic North Pole.
14, 1982, there has been on record one event that seems to have been the passage of a magnetic monopole -- a single magnetic north or south pole -- recorded by Blas Cabrera of Stanford University.
The other team will set out on the Arctic Ocean to reach the Magnetic North Pole ( the surface centre where all compass needles point to.
In 1996 they took 10 novices selected from 500 applicants on the first televised trek to the Magnetic North Pole - "The Ultimate Challenge.
Adventurer Jock Wishart and his crew plan to go where no craft has gone before by making the 450 miles to the Magnetic North Pole.
He will only be concentrating his efforts on elections and polling booths after he has first escorted his 62-year-old mum on foot across 400 miles of desolate landscape to reach the magnetic North Pole - at temperatures approaching - 65 deg C.
In 1996 they took 10 novices selected from 500 applicants on the first ever televised trek to the Magnetic North Pole - "The Ultimate Challenge.