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1. uppers Informal The upper teeth or a set of upper dentures.
2. Slang
a. A drug, especially an amphetamine, used as a stimulant.
b. An exhilarating or euphoric experience.
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Drug slang A popular term for any amphetamine or neurostimulant. See Amphetamine, Ecstasy, Rave.
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1. In anatomy, a synonym for proximal, central, or superior, e.g., upper gastrointestinal tract, upper motor neuron.
2. In toxicology, a colloquial term for a stimulant drug, such as an amphetamine.
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Q. I get shooting pains in my buttocks and both upper legs

A. Sounds like radicular pain (pain originating from injury to the roots of the nerves in the spinal column). Is it aggravated by coughing, straining, standing or sitting? Is it relieved by lying down.

You may read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/backpain.html and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/backpain.html

Q. What are the presenting signs of ALS? Are the upper or lower extremeties affected initialilly?

A. The most common presenting sign of ALS is asymmetric limb weakness, usually starting with the hands (problems with pinching, writing, holding things etc.) shoulders (lifting arms above head etc.) or legs (problems walking).

Other presenting signs may be problems with speaking or swallowing, although these are less common.

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Q. Hello friends, my uncle suffers from fibromyalgia and arthritis in his upper shoulder and hand. Hello friends, my uncle suffers from fibromyalgia and arthritis in his upper shoulder and hand...I told him he needs to exercise. Can some give me a list or a website with a couple of general exercises that includes a diagram (preferred)

A. Hello Daron, Eat only when hungry and not more than thrice a day. Include plenty of uncooked vegetables and fruits in each meal, preferably 50%. Chew each morsel at least 32 times to activate your body to generate signals of hunger/fullness. Obey these signals. Take light exercises and brisk walks regularly preferably twice a day. U will achieve what u have not even dreamt and that too in a reasonable time. Do not be in a hurry. Have him see a doctor, first, and then someone doing psy rehab. I can think of lots of good exercises for healthy people, but it seems like your uncle needs medical attention.

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When it comes to customer service, Upper Crust's goal is simple: to serve its customers well.
The heat production in the upper crust ranges from 0.2-4.7 [micro]W [m.sup.-3] in the granitic rocks and from 0.8-2.3 [micro]W [m.sup.-3] in the metamorphic rocks (Fernandez et al.
But Sarah Gelman, a UW doctoral student in Earth and space sciences and her collaborators took the models further, incorporating changes in the crystallization behavior of silica-rich magma in the upper crust and temperature-dependent heat conductivity.
Quite simply, Jaguars have never been the equals of Aston Martin or similarly upper crust sporting automobiles.
As the flow's upper crust grows downward, horizontal segregation veins form at regular intervals reflecting tearing of crystal mush at the bottom of the crust (Helz, 1987).
UPPER Crust has got on the anti-obesity bandwagon by launching a brand new range of Well Being baguettes.
As an adult, Simmons inherited money from a New York Whitney; was accepted by the upper crust in her adopted home of Charleston, S.C.; married a sexy husband and had a beautiful daughter.
As Malawi's economy takes a downturn and jobs are harder to come by, some enterprising 'gentleman's gentlemen' are finding that positions as butlers in South Africa and even further afield, are providing excellent income and offering rewarding careers amongst the upper crust. Malawians are well known for their graciousness and genial temperament and already several have been placed to head households in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
For example, the creative genius of Renaissance art, despite the aesthetically weighed spin critics have deployed to explain it, was primarily the result of an expansion in commerce that made art consumers (then mostly the upper crust) wealthy and eager to own a larger number of more varied paintings.
Compass is a global operator and runs brands such as Upper Crust, Ritazza, Little Chef and Ramsden's and catering companies such as Eurest, Select Service Partner and Medirest.
I got to know working-class English people and the upper crust as well.

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