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The product of a quantity times a distance.
[L. momentum (for movimentum), motion, moment, fr. moveo, to move]


The result of a force's acting on an object at a distance from its axis, usually resulting in rotation of the object.
[L. momentum (for movimentum), motion, moment, fr. moveo, to move]


1. the force exerted by a lever about a fulcrum.
2. statistically, the mean. The first moment is the same as the mean, the second moment is the mean of the square of a variable, and so on.

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Q. can one prevent asthma attack from happening from the moment he/she feels breathless???

A. If the patient feels breathless, than it's no longer preventing the attack but rather treating it. Prompt treatment of asthma attacks is very important and achieved mainly with bronchodilators (medications taken through inhalation), mainly short-acting beta agonists. More advanced treatments is usually given by medical professional as deemed needed.

Preventing asthma attacks is achieved through better control of the disease (with drugs such as inhaled steroids) and through avoidance of triggers such as infections of the lung (vaccinations etc.), avoidance of chemical irritants, pet allergens, cold, dry air etc.

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and if you have any questions, you may want to consult your doctor.

Q. Depression related. How can one prevent another from acting in the heat of the moment? I've known a friend who has struggled with personal depression most of his life, and every once in a while it really gets to him (yesterday, for example). Usually he can try to brush it off by occupying himself with something else, but other times he can't, and ends up seriously considering things that he normally wouldn't; suicide being the most serious. I talked to him today, and he told me he felt fine, but I'm concerned that one day he might actually act on his feelings.

A. My suggestion is to keep frequent contact with your friend and keep them talking and sharing their problems and worries. Someone who may often think about suicide should not be left alone if that is possible, especially when there are those really dark days.

Someone needs to followup and make sure they take their medication. Its so easy to lapse on that. My wife keeps up with me, but sometimes, we both miss it. I have resorted to programming the appoinment calendar on my cell phone PDA to alert me twice a day at medicine time. That only works if I remember to turn the phone on.
My doctor provided me with additioanl medication for those bad days which really works. It usually makes me sleepy and soon I forget about the whole thing that seemed to be bothering me. Thise bad days pass and soon all is back on track. Its just soemthing I have learned to live with for many many years. There's not going to be a cure for me. I just do the best I can and let the chips fall where they may.

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It constitutes another yet deeper difference between Virgil and his predecessors, one that defines even more momentously the astonishing originality of the Aeneid.
The phone hacking scandal is greeted with consternation by everyone as if it is momentously surprising.
It follows, therefore, that great works of general strategic theory in principle can have equal value for today and tomorrow and can be written at any location and at any of history's many moments, those both allegedly momentously "strategic" and those that plainly are much less plausibly so.
That 1985 production--which momentously involved the American stage in an act of public reclamation by recasting the notoriously skewed trial of Dan White--had been alienating to at least some members of the Moscone family, as Taccone later learned.
The price hike in key components and raw materials has momentously eroded the manufacturers' gross profit margin.
Malone adduces instances of the country coming to the business, most momentously the case of Texas fiddler Eck Robertson, who in 1922jaunted up to New York City from a gig at a Confederate soldiers' reunion in Virginia, insisted on recording, and set down his still-astonishing, 14-variation "Sally Gooden," considered the first recorded country-music song.
to execute such an iconic project in Saudi Arabia which substantiates our continuous effort to further expand and momentously grow in
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The last contribution of Innocent III prior to the battle came not in more letters to Spain or elsewhere but in the famous and momentously significant Supplicatio generalis, the call for a general procession in Rome on 16th May, the Wednesday after Pentecost, the time when the pope believed the campaign would begin (95).
In judging the end-result of a religious school (the most predominant alternative education school system of his time), Mann asserted that the education of the young to be good citizens was so momentously important a task that it could not be left to the negligence of the mere individual, but had to be carried out by the more rigorous and accountable state.
Momentously, though, in his third year in the trade in 1993, he won a National Coopers Federation competition against a handful of whisky apprentices.
As I explore later, the sense of solidarity felt among the women in their collective space was profoundly life-giving and as a result, the workshops overall became momentously life-changing for the participants.