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rub

 [rub]
1. to move something over a surface with friction.
2. the action of such movement.
friction rub an auscultatory sound caused by the rubbing together of two serous surfaces, as in pericardial rub; called also rub.
pericardial rub (pericardial friction rub) a scraping or grating noise heard with the heart beat, usually a to-and-fro sound, associated with an inflamed pericardium. Patients often complain of pleuritic discomfort that radiates in the chest, especially during inhalation. This condition must be distinguished from angina pectoris.
pleural rub (pleuritic rub) a friction rub caused by friction between the visceral and costal pleurae.

rub

(rŭb),
Friction encountered in moving one body in contact with another.

rub

See Friction rub.

rub

(rŭb)
Friction encountered in moving one body part over another.

Patient discussion about rub

Q. Im only 17 I have horrble lower back pains. Im constitly rubbing,stretching, or cracking my back. the pain is either a throbbing pain or an ache or sting.I feel it worse when I put my chest out my shoulders back. my back feels like its out of place.

A. Lower back pain is so very common... I have had it for years, and just recently what I found to be very helpful is walking. Even a 30-45 minute walk and then some streching is good. I have hardly had any pain since I started exercising and it feels really good. Swimming is also known to help.

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For example aqueous based products require scrubs and alcohol-based products require rubs. Therefore in this section the agent and the technique are considered together.
Participants "overwhelmingly" favored use of the waterless rub, which was less scratchy than using a brush and iodine, he added.
Culture samples collected immediately before and after scrubbing and 6 hours later showed significantly lower microbial colony counts on the fifth day with the waterless alcohol-based rub, compared with the other products, said Dr.
On debarked trees, I measured length and width of rubs, and height of the midpoint of the marks.
If an observant hunter will simply sit down beside a fresh rub and study it, he may find it almost talks to him as he notices more and more of its obscure details.
The third reason not to rub your eyes has to do with one of the smallest muscles in your body, the levator palpebrae superioris muscle.
6 Rub the tips of your fingers on the other palm in a circular motion, going backwards and forwards., then repeat with the other hand.
Following on from the success of Rub Nottingham & Birmingham, the chain have got themselves a prime location in the city centre with the new restaurant - named Rub on the Tyne - a similar size venue to Nottingham.
His original version of Hav'n a BBQ sauce, and an accompanying rub, keeps to this traditional flavor, and an Alpha version adds a little more heat.
Videotaping elk there a few years ago, I noticed several bulls using a horizontal pine as a rub. The tree, which was about the diameter of my thigh, had recently blown over, putting its lower trunk at just the right height for a bull to rub his antlers and forehead on its surface.
WHO recommends a six-step 'how to hand rub' technique for using alcohol-based hand rub.
Buck Rub's new Magne' Drop arrow rest features the company's Raven Claw launcher that utilizes its innovative Capture Claws.