Relieve


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Relieve

To assist any overloaded member by any construction device, such as a discharging arch placed above an opening.

relieve

To lighten a color in order to reduce its intensity.
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Thyme contains powerful volatile oils with anti-bacterial properties that help break up respiratory congestion, Thyme has been used since ancient times to relieve coughs, sore throats, and chest congestion.
To relieve diarrhea or other bowel problems, the doctor may prescribe an antibiotic such as tetracycline, or other medications as appropriate.
They suggest that, when medical treatment which is foreseeably fatal kills a terminally ill patient, it makes no moral difference whether the intention was to relieve pain or cause death.
In a small number of cases, the doctor may prescribe corticosteroids, such as prednisone or cortisone, if NSAIDs do not relieve pain.
The advance notice by the agencies observes that a large number of community banks and thrift institutions might benefit from a simpler capital framework that relieves some of the regulatory burden associated with regulatory capital calculations.
RinoFlow is designed to relieve the painful symptoms commonly associated with nasal or sinus congestion caused by a cold, sinusitis or allergies.
Double-effect thinking is ethically risky as well if it ever leads physicians to believe that they can engage in this type of action without the safeguards of informed consent because their intent is, after all, just to relieve the distress.
Relaxes tight muscles to relieve pain in other areas of the body
A placebo given to relieve anxiety can also increase activity in the part of the brain which is active when placebos relieve pain.
One favorite synergistic oil blend for helping relieve PMS symptoms and headaches caused from hormonal imbalances is thirty drops clary sage (Salvia sclarea), twenty drops fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), twenty drops marjoram (Origanum majorana), five drops jasmine (Jasminum officinale) and eight drops sage (Salvia officinalis).
The only permanent solution is surgery," Gerber notes, in the most common procedure, called trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP), surgeons "shave" the gland, which helps relieve pressure on the urethra.