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claustrophobia

an abnormal fear of being closed in or of being in a confined space

claustrophobia

[‚klȯs·trə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of confined spaces.
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Traditional MRI's use a closed tube, which can be challenging for those that are claustrophobic or larger than average size.
Claustrophobics and vertigo sufferers should avoid Aston University, football fans might transfer to Wolverhampton, and student ravers would want to be sent to Coventry.
With nearly one half million patients scanned, the patient-friendly FONAR UPRIGHT(TM) Multi-Position(TM) MRI has a near zero claustrophobic rejection rate by patients.
Instead, it's a claustrophobic study in backbiting and selfishness.
And he knows his limitations: Are Lee's sets purposely claustrophobic, to make the dancing seem about to burst its seems?
With nearly one half million patients scanned, the patient-friendly FONAR Upright[TM] Multi-Position[TM] MRI has a near zero claustrophobic rejection rate by patients.
In Shelley's own The Cube, 2001, visitors crawled through a claustrophobic maze constructed inside the gallery as tiny cameras in the walls took their portraits, creating an experience similar to Buchel's or Schneider's in that the viewer became both physically and psychologically implicated in the work.
And, of course, there are the cursory, shallowly rendered attempts to define the claustrophobic life underwater and the caricatures of the vodka- swilling, fatalistic Roo-skies.
From the claustrophobic cone of Hell, Dante and Virgil move up through the terraces of Purgatory, where the torments are equally graphic and inventive -- the envious have their eyes sewn shut, the proud are weighed down with huge boulders -- but here at least there is the prospect of redemption.
Hettie MacDonald's adorable 1996 film Beautiful Thing introduced Americans to British playwright Jonathan Harvey's long-running hit about two teenage boys coming of age and coming out in the claustrophobic environment of a London housing project.
The patient-friendly MRI scanner provides dynamic image quality to ensure accurate diagnosis for physicians and alleviates patients' claustrophobic reactions from the conventional tubular MRI scanners.
A centrally located but otherwise thankless storefront gallery, Espace Ecureuil, for instance, became the ideal setting for disparate works evoking war: On the street level, Paul Seawright's large-format photos of barren postwar Afghan landscapes (Hidden, 2002) had maximum visibility for passersby, while the low-ceilinged, claustrophobic basement was fully exploited for Omer Fast's video installation A Tank Translated, 2002, with its true-false interviews of young Israeli soldiers who had served together cooped up in a tank, and Florence Lazar's equally claustrophobic videos of the ex-Yugoslavia, Femmes en noir (Women in Black), 2002.