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flap

1. Aviation a movable surface fixed to the trailing edge of an aircraft wing that increases lift during takeoff and drag during landing
2. Surgery a piece of tissue partially connected to the body, either following an amputation or to be used as a graft

flap

[flap]
(aerospace engineering)
Any control surface, such as a speed brake, dive brake, or dive-recovery brake, used primarily to increase the lift or drag on an airplane, or to aid in recovery from a dive.
Any rudder attached to a rocket and acting either in the air or within the jet stream.

flap

flap
i. Auxiliary controls built into the wings and used to increase the camber. Flaps may be on the leading or the trailing edges. Trailing edge flaps reduce the stalling angle, whereas leading edge flaps increase the stalling angle when referred to the chord line of the original nonflapped airfoil. Flaps permit aircraft to fly at a lower speed, permitting better control on takeoff and a lower approach speed for landing. Flaps also increase drag, permitting aircraft to descend at a steeper angle. There are various kinds of flaps, such as splits, fowlers, zaps, and slotted.
ii. Short for cowl flaps. See cowl flap.
iii. The up-and-down movement of the tip of a helicopter rotor blade. See flapping.

FLAP

(1)
A symbolic mathematics package for IBM 360.

["FLAP Programmer's Manual", A.H. Morris Jr., TR-2558 (1971) US Naval Weapons Lab].

[Sammet 1969, p. 506].

flap

(storage, jargon)
To unload a DECtape (so it goes flap, flap, flap). Old-time hackers at MIT tell of the days when the disk was device 0 and microtapes were 1, 2, etc. and attempting to flap device 0 would instead start a motor banging inside a cabinet near the disk.

The term is used, by extension, for unloading any magnetic tape. See also macrotape. Modern cartridge tapes no longer actually flap, but the usage has remained.

The term could well be re-applied to DEC's TK50 cartridge tape drive, a spectacularly misengineered contraption which makes a loud flapping sound, almost like an old reel-type lawnmower, in one of its many tape-eating failure modes.

flap

(networking)

FLAP

The communications protocol used by AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). FLAP runs over TCP/IP and provides the header format for transmitting IM commands and data. It includes the SNAC data type, which is the primary data structure transmitted between clients and servers. See OSCAR.
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The role of the implantable Doppler probe in free flap surgery.
Other advantages include easy access to the surgical site which allows two surgical teams to work simultaneously, making fibula free flap an universal choice for bony reconstructions (Hanno, Juergen, Laszlo, Edgar, & Nikolaos, 2013, Vila, 2015).
The aim of this case report is to describe the successful use of uterine mucosa for prelamination of the penile urethra within a radial forearm osteocutaneous free flap for phalloplasty in the FtM transgender patient.
Then again in a long-term comparison noninnervated free flaps (spontaneous reinnervation) have not proven to be superior to reinnervated free flaps (sensory nerve preservation or coaptation) [14].
Doctor Marko Godina * (1943-1986), the great name of plastic surgery and microsurgery, presented his results of defects reconstruction using latissimus dorsi muscle free flaps in 1978 [33].
anterior thigh), available tissue at each site, amount of hair at each area, potential use of micro surgery with ischemia time (radial forearm free flap is ischemic once it is procured until placed on recipient site), size and shape of the desired phallus, medical co-morbidities, and use of agents that may adversely affect the surgery, including anticoagulation and tobacco use.
Versatility of the lateral arm free flap in various anatomic defect reconstructions.
Free flap transfer for the treatment of intractable postcraniotomy subdural empyemas and epidural abscesses.
This procedure is similar to the free flap already described, but uses muscle and other tissue from the buttock instead of the abdomen.
There is no real routine monitor to tell surgeons and nurses that the free flap is doing well.
The patient was not keen on a free flap and given the fact that the bony deformity was < 5 cm, non-vascularized iliac bone graft was deemed to be sufficient to carry out this operation [2].
She also said that Dharamshila Hospital is performing 180 - 200 free flap reconstructions per annum which is the highest figure in India and offers more than 96% success rate.