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e·piph·o·ra

(ē-pif'ō-ră), Avoid the mispronunciation epiphor'a.
An overflow of tears on the cheek, due to imperfect drainage by the tear-conducting passages.
Synonym(s): tearing, watery eye (1)
[G. a sudden flow, fr. epi, on, + pherō, to bear]

tearing

[tir′ing]
watering of the eye usually caused by excessive tear production, resulting from strong emotion, infection, or mechanic irritation by a foreign body. If the normal amount of fluid tears is produced but not drained into the lacrimal punctum at the nasal border of the eye, tear overflow will occur. If the lacrimal punctum, sac, canaliculi, or nasolacrimal duct becomes blocked, tears also will overflow. Also called epiphora.

e·piph·o·ra

(ē-pif'ōr-ă)
An overflow of tears on the cheek, due to imperfect drainage by the tear-conducting passages or excess lacrimal production.
Synonym(s): tearing.
[G. a sudden flow, fr. epi, on, + pherō, to bear]

Patient discussion about tearing

Q. Is ligament heating better than an arthroscopic surgery? I have a partial tear in my left knee (acl) and they wanna operate on me. I heard heating it can solve the problem. is it true?

A. i never heard of "ligament heating" from what i know- ligament has limited ability to regenerate. if partially torn it may need only physiotherapy and care. but if it's torn more then it can heal by itself- you need surgery. this is why there's orthopedics- to evaluate the situation, give you a diagnosis and the recommended treatment. it's always good to second guess because they are only human. you can ask other orthopedics and see what they say.

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A study involving several hot tearing tests concluded the RDG model has the greatest potential of predicting hot tearing, but only on qualitative basis.
It is a well known practical observation that hot tearing can be reduced or eliminated in controlled casting conditions that prevent formation of large temperature and stress gradients.
Experiments in which several magnesium alloys were poured into preheated molds determined the critical preheat temperature above which hot tearing does not occur.
The researchers tried to simulate similar conditions and determine what hot tearing criterion matches prior experimental observations.
On another front, recent research suggests that inflammation may contribute to chronic, ineffective tearing.
The tearing energy of specimens made from hoses removed from high mileage vehicles was also determined.
Aging causes the critical tearing energy of both CPE and CSM compounds to decrease, regardless of the specifics of the aging conditions.
Table 2 shows values of the tearing energy of both tubes and covers removed from impulse testing after various numbers of cycles.
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For this reason, the development of a criteria that combines the results of both analyses to show areas at risk of hot tearing in a single picture has been undertaken.
The low-zinc yellow brass (C85200) also was susceptible to drossing and hot tearing, while the high-zinc yellow brass (C85800) was prone to drossing but not to hot tearing.
Sahoo, MTL, concluded that filtering, degassing and the addition of Mischmetal (alone or in combination) improve the metal's hot tearing resistance.