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1. not obstructed or closed.
2. exposed to the air; not covered by unbroken skin.
3. pertaining to a clinical trial or other experiment in which both subjects and observers know which treatment is administered to each subject, as opposed to a single blind, double blind, or triple blind study.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Not closed; exposed, said of a wound.
2. To enter or expose, as a wound or cavity.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


Vox populi → medtalk Patent, pronounced PAY tent
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Patient discussion about open

Q. How open are you about telling people that you are bipolar? I am studying in a coed college and am high scoring and talented. Actually I am a guitarist who entertains most of my peers. So I have lots of friends. For the past 8 months I could not use my guitar because of my busy study schedule. Without music I feel very depressed. My attitude has changed. My friends started deserting me because of my depression. So I started hating life and checked with a psychiatrist who diagnosed as bipolar. I fear whether I will lose my friends. So this question is to bipolar people: How open are you about telling people that you are bipolar?

A. P.S..we all have problems,god made us all different,acept who you are,and you will be alright.

Q. what are the do and don't do of Allergic people when they go out side to the open land?

A. if seasonal allergy is what you mean -there are certain times a year that you know you get sick. try avoiding long walks in fields of blooming flowers at those times...take antihistamine with you all the time, and don't forget some tissue paper :)

Q. what is the best thing to do to eliminate or to let it be remove without surgery?I'm afraid but laser mayb ok If I can go for laser where can you suggest coz I'm jobless and can't afford to pay.Or is there some remedy that i can take to melt those stones inside my bladder then they can come out through my waste ?

A. Bladder stones, also called bladder calculi, often form when concentrated urine sits in your bladder. Bladder stones usually need to be removed. If the stone is small, your doctor may recommend that you drink an increased amount of water each day to help the stone pass. If the stone is large or doesn't pass on its own, your doctor may need to remove the stone. Bladder stones are usually removed during a procedure called a cystolitholapaxy. This is done by inserting a small tube with a camera at the end (cystoscope) through your urethra and into your bladder to view the stone. Your doctor uses a laser, ultrasound or mechanical device to break the stone into small pieces and then flushes the pieces from your bladder.
I am not familiar with the cost of such procedure.

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According to police sources, two young men riding on a bike were asked to stop by the police but they opened fire and tried to escape.
A police official said the incident took place near Sultan Colony when unidentified motorcyclists opened fire on the rider patrol.
When the protesters chanted slogans against the MPA and his brother, some persons from the house opened fire to disperse the protesters.
According to local media reports, the martyred constable was on his way home after offering Taraveh at a mosque in Quetta's Goharabad area when some unidentified persons opened fire and killed him on the spot.
In 2018, three people including a lawyer were injured when an armed individual opened fire within the premises of the Peshawar judicial complex.
According to an AFP report, a mob loyal to President Sirisena tried to take Ranatunga hostage, following which his bodyguards opened fire.
The gunmen had opened fire from a park behind the stands during the parade.
GAZA, September 19, 2018 (WAFA) -- At least eight Palestinians were injured on Wednesday when Israeli soldiers opened fire at Palestinians who gathered at the border fence between Gaza and Israel, according to local sources.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli navy opened fire at Palestinian fishermen on Sunday while they were sailing offshore Beit Lahia town, North of the Gaza Strip.
HARIPUR: Khalid Khan, a former official of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly remained unhurt when some unidentified persons opened fire at him outside his house in Haripur.CCTV footage of the incident shows that the attackers managed to escape from the scene after the incident after Khalid Khan retaliated by opening fire.
Sweida, SANA- A young man was killed and three others were injured when an armed group opened fire on passing cars on the main road linking villages of Zakir and al-Soura al-Saghira in Sweida northern countryside in a new breach of the de-escalation zone in the southern area.
Summary: An unknown assailant opened fire at a soldier in north Lebanon Saturday, wounding the serviceman and a passerby.