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cold

1. (of a colour) having violet, blue, or green predominating; giving no sensation of warmth
2. Metallurgy denoting or relating to a process in which work-hardening occurs as a result of the plastic deformation of a metal at too low a temperature for annealing to take place
3. (of a process) not involving heat, in contrast with traditional methods
4. an acute viral infection of the upper respiratory passages characterized by discharge of watery mucus from the nose, sneezing, etc.
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Cold

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The signs are numbered from 1 to 12 according to their order in the zodiac (i.e., Aries = 1, Taurus = 2, etc.). Cold and hot was one of the sets of categories used in premodern physics, and the ancients classified all even-numbered signs (all water and earth signs) as cold. Traditionally, the Moon and Saturn, and sometimes other planets, were also considered to be cold. The terms hot and cold are infrequently used in modern astrology.

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cold

[kōld]
(electricity)
Pertaining to electrical circuits that are disconnected from voltage supplies and at ground potential; opposed to hot, pertaining to carrying an electrical charge.
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COLD

(language)
A sugared version of COLD-K.

COLD

(storage)
Computer Output to Laser Disk - see Enterprise Report Management.
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cold

(1) Inactive; unused; idle. See cold backup, cold boot and cold swap.

(2) (COLD) (Computer Output to LaserDisc) Archiving large volumes of transactions on a LaserDisc (LD). This early technology was superseded by other forms of optical media (see WORM, magneto-optic disk and DVD-R). See LaserDisc, ERM and computer output microfilm.
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In addition, children who are given intranasal steroids for upper respiratory infections are more likely to develop ear infections.
A total of 11 of the 31 (35%) patients met AAP criteria for AOM during the colds, with 10 of them meeting the criteria in the first week of the upper respiratory infection. In all, the AAP criteria were met during 14% of 200 study visits.
The combination of acute severe exertion, poor nutrition, and grueling work could increase susceptibility for upper respiratory infection (20).
Upper respiratory infection symptoms in the week following flights were compared in 1,100 passengers: 47% flew on jets that used 100% fresh air for ventilation, and 53% flew on jets that used up to 50% recirculated air.
Nearly 80% of the children developed an acute upper respiratory infection (i.e., a "cold") during the study period.
If despite what you think is a healthy lifestyle, you seem to have one upper respiratory infection after another, you might consider the following strategies.
An Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) case was discovered.
The common clinical signs of feline upper respiratory infection may vary from very mild to severe and are, in themselves, usually self-limiting and ultimately harmless, says Dr.
While nearly two-thirds were fully immunized with the pneumococcal conjugate (PCV7) vaccine, the investigators found no difference in the rates of AOM or sinusitis after upper respiratory infection when they compared children who were fully immunized with those who were not.
In some infants, the stridor does not manifest until the child becomes more active at approximately 3 months of age; in other cases, the stridor is precipitated by an upper respiratory infection. (9) Sometimes vibrations can be felt by placing a hand on the infant's chest.
As the definition of SARS is nonspecific, patients with upper respiratory infection or community-acquired pneumonia could be mislabeled as having SARS.
The virus was also modified to prevent it from replicating and thus causing the upper respiratory infection that it might otherwise bring about.

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