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flair

Hunting rare
a. the scent left by quarry
b. the sense of smell of a hound

flair

[fler]
(civil engineering)
A gradual widening of the flangeway near the end of a guard line of a track or rail structure.

FLAIR

(language)
An early system on the IBM 650.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
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Fluid attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging showed a high intensity signal in the sulci of the left parietal lobe and bilateral occipital lobe (Figures 1(a) and 1(b)).
Abbreviations ACA: Anterior cerebral artery CAD: Coronary arterial disease CT: Computed tomography CVA: Cerebrovascular accident ECG: Electrocardiogram ESUS: Embolic stroke of undetermined significance FLAIR: Fluid attenuated inversion recovery MRA: Magnetic resonance angiogram MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging PCA: Posterior cerebral artery PET: Positron emission tomography PVC: Premature ventricular contractions.
A corresponding fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) image (FIGURE 1B) shows an abnormal parenchymal signal and hyperintensity in the left occipital lobe, which is the area of the stroke.
Caption: Figure 1: Patient's brain magnetic resonance imaging: (a) diffusion-weighted image, (b) apparent diffusion coefficient map, and (c) fluid attenuated inversion recovery sequence.