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flush

1
1. redness of the skin, esp of the face, as from the effects of a fever, alcohol, etc.
2. Ecology an area of boggy land fed by ground water

flush

2
1. (of a vessel) having no superstructure built above the flat level of the deck
2. Botany a period of fresh growth of leaves, shoots, etc.

flush

3
(in poker and similar games) a hand containing only one suit

Flush

Signifying that the adjoining surfaces in a building or in a wall are even, level, or arranged so that their edges are close together and on the same plane.

flush

[fləsh]
(ecology)
An evergreen herbaceous or nonflowering vegetation growing in habitats where seepage water causes the surface to be constantly wet but rarely flooded.
(engineering)
Pertaining to separate surfaces that are on the same level.
(graphic arts)
A printing term that means no indention; headings are often run flush left, that is, they align at the left margin; flush-right lines align at the right.

flush

Having the surface or face even or level with the adjacent surface.

Flush

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s spaniel, subject of a biography. [Br. Lit.: Woolf Flush in Barnhart, 446]
See: Dogs

flush

(data)
To delete something, usually superfluous, or to abort an operation.

"Flush" was standard ITS terminology for aborting an output operation. One spoke of the text that would have been printed, but was not, as having been flushed. It is speculated that this term arose from a vivid image of flushing unwanted characters by hosing down the internal output buffer, washing the characters away before they could be printed.

Compare drain.

2. To force temporarily buffered data to be written to more permanent memory. E.g. flushing buffered disk writes to disk, as with C's standard I/O library "fflush(3)" call. This sense was in use among BLISS programmers at DEC and on Honeywell and IBM machines as far back as 1965. Another example of this usage is flushing a cache on a context switch where modified data stored in the cace which belongs to one processes must be written out to main memory so that the cache can be used by another process.

flush

To empty the contents of a memory buffer. See buffer.
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The reaction was reported to the pharmacy with the lot number, expiration date, and manufacturer of the heparin flush product.
Approximately 7 months later, the patient experienced another allergic reaction in response to a heparin flush given in clinic.
The storage of high-concentration heparin vials close to low-concentration heparin flush products" (ISMP Canada, 2006, p.
different heparin formats for different uses [line flushing, IV, subcutaneous administration]), segregating heparin flush preparations from other heparin products, and reducing the number of products stored in patient care areas.
There are anecdotal reports of freedom from adverse events, such as radial artery thrombosis, and catheter patency rates that are similar to those when heparin flush solutions were used.
8) If the decision is made to change practice from the use of heparin flush solutions to nonheparin flush solution for the purpose of maintaining patency of pressure monitoring catheters, an effort should be made to track outcomes including catheter patency rates, vessel thrombosis, and incidence of HIT.
fluorescens isolates from the current investigation both to one another and to those of the original investigation (March 2005) confirmed that these were delayed onset cases from past exposure to the contaminated heparin flush.
There were 56 catheters (42%) in the heparin flush group and 78 catheters (58%) in the saline flush group.
If an infant was documented to have developed HIT or any other blood coagulation problem while in the heparin flush group, the infant was removed from the study, data collection stopped, and this was indicated.
Financial costs are also increased with each heparin flush.
The company will donate two shipping containers full of supplies, including its ZR pre-filled saline and heparin flush syringes and saline bags.

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