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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.

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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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The comprehensive and revised stratigraphic setup ofKhyber-Hazara-Kashmir (uppermost Indus) basin represents Precambrian Hazara Formation, Tanawal Quartzite; Cambrian Abbottabad and Hazira formations; Triassic Chalk Jabbi; Jurassic Datta and Samana suk formations; Cretaceous Chichali and Kawagarh formations in southern part while in northern part the Panjal Formation including volcanics;
It's all right to say David wants to spread the football message, but if that was uppermost in his mind, work in Africa or the Far East would have been an even finer choice than the US.
Apart from whether the law was adhered to, these people must lead very sad lives when their uppermost thoughts are usually to create the maximum of suffering to an innocent animal, then witness its long drawn-out slaughter and pain.
Money is uppermost in Kelly's thoughts when she gets back with Jimmy, while Emily moves in with Paul.
Chit the seed potatoes when you buy them in February, setting them out rose end uppermost in trays or egg boxes and keep them in a well-lit frost-free place for around six weeks until there are a couple of long sturdy shoots.
It's nice to know that despite the rigours of international Test cricket, the Drakes Huddersfield League is still uppermost in the mind of one the League's biggest stars.
Uppermost is pale lemon yellow, then black then a more vivid lemon yellow.
Now operating as a museum, Chateau-sur-Mer is considered to be the first of a new era of "cottages" for the uppermost echelon of wealthy Americans during the Gilded Age.
The uppermost portion of Monterey Canyon, which underlies water that Paull can see from his office window, reaches to within 30 m of the shoreline.
The Guichao 2 eui genetic stock carries the recessive tall eui (elongated uppermost internode) gene in an indica background, as opposed to eui mutants previously found in japonica rices.
Texas is called the Lone Star State because of the design of the state flag: a broad vertical blue stripe at left centred by a single white star, with horizontal bars of white (uppermost) and red on the right.
The appeal of the Ontario Supreme Court decision of June 10 to allow homosexual unions will continue to be uppermost on our list of issues to be addressed in the coming months.