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pronounced WIN'd Vox populi The rushing of air from one point to another, generally induced by differences in land temperature. See Fire wind.


A popular term for the result of air swallowing by greedy babies. Air swallowed along with a feed becomes compressed by PERISTALSIS and may cause COLIC and much crying. Slower feeding, dill water and silicone polymer oils, to reduce surface tension and form froth, are helpful.


n in traditional Chinese medicine, wind is the environmental factor that causes chaos and imbalance and is believed to be the main instigator of disease.


1. climatic expression of rate of air movement.
2. colloquial expression for ability to run a race without stopping for lack of respiratory reserve.

broken wind
see chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
wind direction
has an effect on the speed of spread of an airborne disease, as determined by the population density in different directions, and the temperature which can be expected with winds from each weather quarter.
wind dispersal
refers to the direction and distance of spread and the area contaminated by radioactive fallout, fungal spores and other dangerous agents.
wind roses
starburst effect given by a graphic representation of the direction and frequency of wind at a given spot over a period of time. Is a reflection of the prevailing wind.
wind speed
for epidemiological purposes the height above ground level that wind speed is measured needs to be quoted.
vaginal wind sucking
noisy ingress and egress of air from the vulva, especially when moving; usually accompanies pneumovagina and a result of rectovaginal laceration, sometimes fistulation.

Patient discussion about wind

Q. second wind My cousin is an experienced aerobic for nearly 2 years. She does vigorous exercises. How a ''second wind'' affects her and what is it?

A. The term ‘second wind is mostly known to the people who are related to the fitness. No matter how fit you are, the first few minutes into vigorous exercise you'll feel out of breath, and your muscles may ache. Your body isn't able to transport oxygen to the active muscles quickly enough. As a result, your muscles burn carbohydrates an aerobically, causing an increase in lactic acid production. Gradually, your body makes the transition to aerobic metabolism and begins to burn nutrients (carbohydrates and fats) aerobically. This shift over to aerobic metabolism coincides with your getting ''back in stride'' (a.k.a. the ''second wind''). The more you train and the more fit you become, the sooner you will get your ''breath'' back and reach an aerobic steady state that you can maintain for a relatively extended duration.

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The windmill apparently remained active until the early 1800s and was possibly a casualty of the War of 1812.
In the past, the large Dutch-type windmill was used to auger water from canal to canal; the t water was eventually pumped into the North Sea.
Keith's biggest challenge was rebuilding the conical roof, so he visited the renovated Berkswell Windmill in the Midlands for ideas and measurements.
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The windmill tower will join the park's existing timber climbing frame, roundabout, goalposts and swings.
Jeanette McGarry, who owns the mill, said: "Following huge restoration and support from English Heritage this historic windmill will mill flour and the sails will turn for one day, and one day only.
The windmill was built in 1826 and was converted to diesel in the 1930s.
In the landmark designation, ASME also cited the windmills for the self-regulating capability of their systems, which automatically adjusted the wheel and blade angle to maintain constant speed and power in varying winds.
Windmills were a working feature for generations when communities used natural forces to provide free power.
Wheeler's Eclipse windmill, which featured a solid wheel (instead of the opening and closing 'umbrella' design).
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