peripheral initiation

peripheral initiation

[pə′rif·ə·rəl ə‚nish·ē′ā·shən]
(ordnance)
Simultaneous initiation of detonation around the entire periphery of a cylindrical explosive charge; it may be accomplished from point initiation by inserting a disk of inert material, of proper dimensions, in the explosive column.
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The effect of medications that act as central and peripheral initiation blockers, and central and peripheral conditioner blockers are discussed in relation to their potential effects on erectile function.
PERIPHERAL INITIATION BLOCKERS -- DRUGS WHICH INTERFERE WITH PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM OR LOCAL CAVERNOSAL TISSUE IN INDUCTION OF THE ERECTION
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