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v. stopped, stopping, stops
The depression between the muzzle and top of the skull of an animal, especially a dog.

stop′pa·ble adj.


Etymology: AS, stoppian, to stop
a consonantal speech sound produced by closing off the oral cavity and then releasing with a burst of air, such as an initial /p/. Also called plosive.


Abbreviation for:
Shunt Thrombotic Occlusion prevention by Picotamide 
selective tubal occlusion procedure (see there)


S/TOP, selective tubal occlusion procedure Gynecology A system for nonsurgical ♀ sterilization


1. In optics, an aperture generally round and of variable diameter placed in a screen and used to limit the field of view of a lens or optical system (field stop). It also limits stray light (light stop). Syn. stop; aperture-stop. 2. In anatomy, a dividing membrane.


n See rest.
stop, occlusal,


the steplike change in lateral profile of the face of dogs at the eyes, where the frontal bones meet the maxilla and nasal bones. It varies greatly between species, being most marked in brachycephalic breeds and barely detectable in Collies and Bull terriers.

Patient discussion about stop

Q. When should I stop? As part of my efforts to lose weight, I worked a lot about accepting myself – that less-than-perfect body is also an acceptable option. And now, after losing weight but not reaching my ideal weight, I have these doubts- Should I continue my efforts to lose weight, although I feel good about my self? What do you think?

A. I truly believe that if you are happy with your weight loss, even though you say you have not reached your ideal weight or goal, be proud of who you are and what you have acomplished. There is no such thing as the perfect body image, at least not as far as i'm concerned. I feel that you have to love yourself for what's on the inside because the outside always changes (i.e. age, loss of hair, teeth, etc...) I had gastric bypass in 2005 and lost 90 lbs. I still have not reached my goal of 125-127 lbs. where I used to be 10 years ago, but I love "who" I am today. I am 140 lbs. of fantastic and some days I look at me and feel different but feel blessed that I am healthy and alive...Hope this helps

Q. Is there a way stopping caries progress? I'm 17 and I've recently noticed I have chalky white spots on the back of two of my teeth at the bottom. I go to the dentist regularly (I have braces at the minute) and I'm assuming he's seen them but he hasn't mentioned them. I'm just curious as to weather caries are treatable? Is there anything my dentist can do to stop it progressing into something worse?

A. Caries starts by demineralization of the enamel. The enamel is the hardest material in our body. The bacteria gets the mineral out of it and it becomes weak. Start as white color and continues to a black unpleasant color as it progresses into the tooth. If you rinse your mouth often with fluoride and brush your teeth properly- it will stop the demineralization and the fluoride will take the place of other minerals in the enamel. This will stop the caries and the white spot will slowly becomes black. This is a good situation- it’ll be harder then before.

Q. What happens if I stop taking the lithium? The lithium do me bad. If I stop- everything will be o.k?

A. I know what you think- I’ll stop it and I’ll be back to normal life, the hypomania, work all the time, doing friends, getting things worked out. But it won’t happen. You’ll just find yourself at best sitting at home for months without cleaning, bathing and all that. at worse- well…scattered all over..

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Wide open stoping will be used in the areas with wide composite reefs that are payable.
In low-grade (low oxidation) massive sulphide ore bodies of competence and vast extent, a 61-122 m (200-400 foot) stoping height has been successfully employed using big-hole, in-the-hole (ITH) rigs and a wide drill pattern.
Table 1 development for a blasthole stoping method Development item Cost [CS] 4 x 4.
Further-more, to continue with the sub-level open stoping would have required that the stoping lengths along strike be reduced to less than 25 m, thereby increasing slot raise development and mining losses in extra pillars.
The upper stopes will be mined using longitudinal longhole open stoping with waste rock fill, enabling efficient early production before a cemented rock fill preparation and delivery system is installed.
Down-dip stoping offers a number of advantages over other mining methods that were considered for Hartley:
The choice of stoping method is influenced by the strike length of the ore zone and the competence of the hanging wall rocks.
The two most common mining methods at Mount Isa are open stoping (employed in wide orebodies) and bench stoping.
inter-action between the original cut-and-fill stoping operation and planned VCR mining;
Subsequent underground mining of the majority of the deposit would be mainly by long-hole open stoping with some shrinkage stoping.
The overhand mechanised cut-and-fill stoping uses dry fill.
The inability to access the higher grade reserves in the lower levels required the stoping of reserves in the higher levels of the mine, with the consequent lowering of the grade and higher operating costs.