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1. something that produces or causes to exist.
2. a machine that converts mechanical to electrical energy.
pulse generator the power source for an artificial pacemaker, usually powered by a long-lasting lithium battery and a microprocessor chip with appropriate electronic components to regulate the output of the battery; it supplies impulses to the implanted electrodes, either at a fixed rate or in a programmed pattern.
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An apparatus for conversion of chemical, mechanical, atomic, or other forms of energy into electricity.
[generator, a begetter, producer]
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An apparatus for conversion of chemical, mechanical, atomic, or other forms of energy into electricity.
[L. generator, a begetter, producer]
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An apparatus for conversion of chemical, or other forms of energy into electricity.
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Q. Can cancer skip every other generation in your family? Can cancer be so hereditary as to skip every other generation in a family? On my dad's side of the family it seems like it does. Both my great grandmothers on my father's side had cancer (breast cancer and another type) and a great grandfather had cancer as well. My grandparents did not have cancer. My father ended up having cancer out of the three of my grandparents’ children. Me nor any of my cousins have had cancer. Is it possible any of our children will?

A. If there is a BRCA mutation, it does not skip generations. A child of a person with a BRCA mutation has a 50/50 chance of having the mutation. Those who have the mutation can pass it on. Those who do not have the mutation cannot pass it on.

Q. What alternatives are there for DDD.De generative Disc Disease? I can't sit upright for long periods of time, at times the symptoms are worse and then days and weeks where I feel fine. When I lean into my right legit alleviates it a little but it is excruciating when I shift weight. I also have to sleep with a pillow between my legs and have to shift frequently.I have a lot of strength in my legs and back. But if I stuck in my stomach more and curve my like doing a crunch. the pain is fine.

A. Degenerative disc disease can often be successfully treated without surgery. One or a combination of treatments such as Physical therapy, chiropractic manipulative therapy (CMT), osteopathic manipulation, anti-inflammatory medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, chiropractic treatments, Traction (orthopedics), or spinal injections often provide adequate relief of these troubling symptoms.
The option of surgery may be recommended if the conservative treatment options do not provide relief within 2 to 3 months. If leg or back pain limits normal activity, if there is weakness or numbness in the legs, if it is difficult to walk or stand, or if medication or physical therapy are ineffective, surgery may be necessary. You should dicucss this with an orthopedic surgeon.

Q. Hi I have pain in my knee since 3 years that I thought was generated by weight excess I've lost 28kg but the pain is still here, went to the doctor and he diagnosed a meniscus degenerated (direct translation from spanish, could be incorrect). He told me that there is nothing to do about that and that surgery won't help. My problem is that I love running and I can not do it anymore, everytime I try I start having pain in the back side of my knee and it last for days. I'd love to hear about alternatives Roberto

A. Toberro, go to a GOOD health food store and get "Comfrey ointment". Rub this on your knee 2-3 times a day and see how you feel after a month of doing this. I have cured myself of carpal tunnel to avoid surgery doing this and it has also helped me with lower back pain! If you really want to feel better, stop eating any milk or cheese products and sugar! That all contributes to inflammation which arthritis is all about! Be well! :)

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There was a plus side to not being in full-on villain mode, however: He got to spend most of this film in a turtleneck and jeans, rather than Magneto's hefty armor.
Much of the response to X-Men: First Class, however, has remained unaware that the film had compressed decades of comics source material in its final scene, importing and building on themes and paradoxes that had been long percolating in the X-Men comics, specifically in their depiction(s) of Magneto. Similar to how Rosen saw Fassbender's Magneto as an "Israel-like figure who is also a Nazi-like figure," the comics over time constructed a Magneto who was coded as both Nazi and Jew, a Holocaust survivor and a genetic extremist willing to advance his cause through violence on a massive scale.
The Magneto business is in the development and manufacture of anodes for the electrochemical industry and refurbishment of electrochlorination cells for seawater electrolysis.
The cast iron reservoir is over the cylinder, typical of many engines of that era, with a throttle governor and a high-tension magneto with a spark plug.
When quizzed about his ideas for his character Magneto, Fassbender said: "Well, I can't really tell you, I want it to be in the next one.
Quicksilver joined the Avengers when they escaped the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants as Magneto was abducted from Earth in order to atone for their past sins, ( according to Comics Alliance.
Wolverine must also get Magneto and Professor X to establish an alliance to save the future.
The Magneto Speed attaches to your gun, just in front of the muzzle, and the readout module, close by, is instantly readable.
Portland, OR, October 25, 2012 --( Magneto recently joined forces with Andy Batt Studios in the production of a new television commercial for United Way of the Columbia-Willamette.
He grows up to become the powerful villain Magneto, marvelously played by Ian McKellen.
The most salient alignment of Magneto with Malcolm X, then, comes at the conclusion of the film, when Magneto renews his oft-repeated assertion to Xavier that there is a war coming between the humans and the mutants, and this time adds that he intends to win the war "by whatever means necessary", a direct reference to one of Malcolm X's most notorious statements.