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Rush

 [rush]
Benjamin (1745–1813). American physician, born in Philadelphia, and educated at Princeton and the University of Edinburgh. He helped found the Philadelphia Dispensary in 1786, and was physician to Pennsylvania Hospital, where he introduced clinical instruction. Rush protested against improper treatment of the insane until the legislature made provision for construction of a ward for them at Pennsylvania Hospital. He served as a surgeon in the Continental Army, and with James Pemberton founded the first antislavery society in America. As a member of the Continental Congress, Rush was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and in 1787 he was a member of the Pennsylvania convention that adopted the Federal Constitution.

rush

 [rush]
peristaltic rush; a powerful wave of contractile activity that travels very long distances down the small intestine, caused by intense irritation or unusual distention.

rush

(rush) peristaltic rush; a powerful wave of contractile activity that travels very long distances down the small intestine, caused by intense irritation or unusual distention.

rush

[rush]
1 also called high, a pleasurable feeling experienced by users of recreational drugs following an injection of amphetamine or heroin. An amphetamine rush is described as an abrupt awakening, as distinguished from the drowsy drifting rush of heroin use. See also flash.
2 a strong wave of contractile activity that travels along the small intestine, usually as a result of irritation or distension.

rush

peristaltic rush; a powerful wave of contractile activity that travels very long distances down the small intestine, caused by intense irritation or unusual distention.

Patient discussion about rush

Q. What makes Bipolar so common and known? i mean where all the rush come from?

A. i think that today people are more aware of mental health then the past, giving bipolar sufferers a chance to speak about their problems and not to hide them. this is very good! people are afraid most of the time from the concept of mental illnesses, and the internet gave the tremendous power of information to the general population. and people start to realize that mental illnesses are the same like any other.

Q. Hey ! i am sensitive to light , every time i go out with a short sleeve i get this red rush all over.. what can i do ?

A. You should see a dermatologist or even your personal physician when this happens. Sensitivity to light is common in various medical conditions you should get checked up for.

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They begin to rush hard from our left side in an effort to overtake the punter before he can punt the football or to tuck and run for the first down.
The new product design for the Apple Rush line, with additional flavors in 4-Paks, will be presented to stockholders within two weeks.
Most defensive coaches will observe a philosophy somewhere in the middle--a defensive scheme flexible enough to rush anywhere from three to eight defenders.