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steam

(stēm) [AS. steam, vapor]
1. The invisible vapor into which water is converted at the boiling point.
2. The mist formed by condensation of water vapor.
3. Any vaporous exhalation.
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Another thing is, you could upset the PH balance of your vagina, bringing about yeast infections and UTIs, as well as irritation the same things that you're trying to keep off in the first place with vaginal steaming," Dr Akula said.
He adds: "Using steam can also disrupt the normal environment of the vagina." Vaginal steaming involves squatting over a pot of herbs and steaming hot liquid in order to "cleanse" the vagina.
In addition, a recent case of a 62-year-old woman showed the negative effect of vaginal steaming. Experts reported her cases in the (https://www.jogc.com/article/S1701-2163(18)30587-5/fulltext) Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.
In the case of the Canadian woman, vaginal steaming caused a second-degree burn of the lining of her cervix and vagina.
The new controls closely monitor the critical second steaming stage while applying 72 psi of steam pressure, as compared with 17 psi for the first steaming.
Steaming is one of the factors affecting the equilibrium moisture content (EMC) of wood.
The specimens were steamed for 20 hours or 100 hours in a computer-controlled laboratory steaming and drying chamber (80[degrees]C and 100% RH).
High-temperature (HT), drying has been shown to reduce twist [4], but more recently [5] pressure steaming at 130[degrees]C after HT drying has been shown to reduce twist by an additional 25 percent.
It is likely that the increased softening as a result of pressure steaming conditions is enhancing stress relief, which couples with the top weighting of stacks to reduce twist.
Niemann also showed that molding at three steaming pressures produced patterns with different degrees of fusion.
Also not studied were density gradient within a part and uniformity of steaming, two other variables that may affect shrinkage.