effluvium


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Related to effluvium: anagen effluvium, Telogen effluvium

effluvium

[ə′flü·vē·əm]
(industrial engineering)
By-products of food and chemical processes, in the form of wastes.
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Clinical Investigation of the effects of topical lotion and shampoo containing synthetic thymus peptides on androgenetic and chronic telogen effluvium in women.
Her depiction of writing as "embalming blotting from the breathable air the poisonous secret effluvium of lusting and hating and killing" does not suggest idealizing verse.
of the scalp in women Telogen * Recent traumatic event * Diffuse thinning effluvium (childbirth, weight * Increased shedding loss, psychological (greater than the normal stress) 50 to 100 hairs per day) * Medications * Hair pull: increased (beta-blockers, telogen hairs angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, anticonvulsants, antipsychotics [lithium]) Alopecia * Well-defined patches of * Smooth epidermis with areata hair loss, which resolve visible hair follicles spontaneously * Hairs that have regrown white * "Exclamation point" hairs, in which the hair is broader at the end than at the scalp level * Nail pits Traction * History of tight * Symmetrical thinning at alopecia hairstyling, including sites of greatest braids or ponytails worn tension on the hair the same way for days, (e.
By and by, the cart comes to the dead pit at Mountmill and the carter, his face all muffled against the effluvium, lays hold of him to throw him in; and he wakes up and struggles in his bewilderment.
As one irate letter to the Diamond Field (1872, May 2) put it, "the liberty and equality principle is repudiated as chartist at home, but is recognized as the `man and the brudder' when it stands in the peppercorn wig and the offensive effluvium which distinguishes the Negro and Kaffir races.
Either of these reasons are thought sufficient to prop up the view that we are in a special moral category; but Rachels asserts that such a notion is nothing more than 'the moral effluvium of a discredited metaphysics'.
Women who notice their hair thinning or falling out in clumps shortly after delivery, for example, need to be reassured that telogen effluvium is a common but self-resolving response to the build-up of hair during pregnancy.
In both, a metal-tipped stylus is placed through a circular hole in a clear molded polycarbonate sheet over a position on a punch card ballot, presumably corresponding to the voter's choice, driven through a partially incised rectangle in the card, carrying this effluvium, the "chad," through a slot formed by strips of rubber lying directly beneath the punch card.
Horace Mann, Massachusetts's secretary of education in the mid-1800s, wrote: "it is upon this emptiness, blankness, silence and death, that we compel children to fasten their eyes; the odor and fungeousness of spelling book paper; a soporific effluvium seems to emanate from the page, steeping all their faculties in lethargy.
On the Naomi, said Douglas, "the filth and dirt in this vessel's hold creates such an effluvium as to make it difficult to breathe.
I've noted, since that time, that cows are generally a gassy lot, and each of these managed to pass some of that alfalfa-tainted effluvium directly into the right ear (since he was right handed) of the vet while he was at Full Plunge.
Traction alopecia, telogen effluvium, mycotic infections, alopecia areata, hypothyroidism and sebaceous cysts, pregnancy, trichotillomania and so on have all been cited as causes of hair loss - conditions that may be brought about by illness, stress, hormonal changes, certain drugs and medications and even behaviour (significant damage can be caused to hair follicles by particular hair styles and treatments).