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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.


Drug slang A popular term for any amphetamine or neurostimulant. See Amphetamine, Ecstasy, Rave.


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.


cranial; oral; rostral.

upper airway
upper respiratory tract. See also airway.
upper burner syndrome
in acupuncture terminology a chronic lung condition caused by an attack by a pathogen.
upper motor neuron
motor nerve pathway originating in the brain and terminating at a peripheral motor neuron. Damage to this pathway releases the peripheral nerve from central control. See also upper motor neuron.
upper respiratory tract (URT)
comprises the nasal cavities, pharynx and larynx. Some anatomists also include the upper segments of the bronchial tree. Inflammation of the URT is common to all species. It is usually caused by infection, most commonly viral, producing a syndrome of frequent, dry cough, serous or mucoid nasal discharge and pain on manual compression of the laynx, pharynx and trachea. It is a common precursor to more serious disease involving the lower respirtory tract.
upper respiratory tract virus disease
see Table 8.2.

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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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At Upper Crust, friendly staff members deliver high-quality product backed by the company's mission: The People The Pizza The Passion.
Upper Crust Cafe, New Street Station, Birmingham City Centre
Large-scale advection of granitic melts into the upper crust is thought to have contributed to the crustal-scale amplitude (10-15 km) of composite granite-gneiss domes, many of which are cored by young granites (Bleeker, 2002).
Assuming that both Earth and Mars began with the same ratio of deuterium to hydrogen, researchers had calculated that about 90 percent of the water in the Martian atmosphere and upper crust had been lost since the planet formed.
The documents used also reflect cases brought only by the upper crust of Spanish American society, and should not be used to make any broader societal-wide conclusions.
SSP will add a variety of brands from its own portfolio including the French Hippopotamus and Brioche Doree, as well as Burger King, Upper Crust, Haagen Dazs and Care Select.
Indeed, Kurzel-Runtscheiner repeats the assertion made in an earlier article that the sex industry catering to Rome's lay and clerical upper crust economically benefitted the populace.
With an increasing trend of snacking at home our pasties and slices are the perfect home baked snack," commented David Girdler, Business Development Director of Upper Crust, part of the 2 Sisters Group.
NEWSNIGHT presenter Gavin Esler at Upper Crust in Lime Street station.
Police have been called to Upper Crust, in Avon Avenue, Meadow Well, North Shields, numerous times over the past six months to deal with a catalogue of complaints.
This upper crust environment is so utterly removed from the cares and interests of ordinary people, it only confirms my suspicion that what really divides us in Britain in 2009 isn't race, but class.

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