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acid

1. any substance that dissociates in water to yield a sour corrosive solution containing hydrogen ions, having a pH of less than 7, and turning litmus red
2. a slang name for LSD
3. Chem
a. of, derived from, or containing acid
b. being or having the properties of an acid
4. (of rain, snow, etc.) containing pollutant acids in solution
5. (of igneous rocks) having a silica content of more than 60% of the total and containing at least one tenth quartz
6. Metallurgy of or made by a process in which the furnace or converter is lined with an acid material
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What does it mean when you dream about acid?

Can refer to something eating away at one’s insides. Alternatively, maybe an idea, a relationship, or a product is going through the “acid test.” Might also allude to an “acid tongue.”

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acid

[′as·əd]
(chemistry)
Any of a class of chemical compounds whose aqueous solutions turn blue litmus paper red, react with and dissolve certain metals to form salts, and react with bases to form salts.
A compound capable of transferring a hydrogen ion in solution.
A substance that ionizes in solution to yield the positive ion of the solvent.
A molecule or ion that combines with another molecule or ion by forming a covalent bond with two electrons from the other species.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ACID

(programming)
A mnemonic for the properties a transaction should have to satisfy the Object Management Group Transaction Service specifications. A transaction should be Atomic, its result should be Consistent, Isolated (independent of other transactions) and Durable (its effect should be permanent).

The Transaction Service specifications which part of the Object Services, an adjunct to the CORBA specifications.
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ACID

(Atomic, Consistent, Isolated, Durable) The properties of a transaction in a well-designed database management system (DBMS). The transaction must be ATOMIC (all updating tasks must be completed or nothing is done), CONSISTENT (it cannot leave the database in a state that violates any integrity rules), ISOLATED (remain invisible to other operations until completed) and DURABLE (will complete or be reversed if the system fails in the interim).
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"Most notable, valproic acid use during pregnancy has been associated with a higher risk for lower IQ, autism and autism spectrum disorder, and the need for special education in the children who were exposed during pregnancy.
Valproic acid is FDA-approved for treating bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and migraine headaches (1) (Table 2, (1) page 48).
Acute pancreatitis induced by valproic acid is not dose-dependent and is the result of an idiosyncratic reaction (4,7,9)- The mechanism of acute pancreatitis induced by valproic acid overdose is not yet elucidated (4,7).
That's also true for valproic acid. Many bipolar patients are now prescribed only antidepressants, even though all the guidelines advise against it due to the risk of hypomania.
(32-34) Thus, valproic acid has the ability to help determine a cell's fate.
Buckley, "Stevens- Johnson syndrome induced by combination of lamotrigine and valproic acid in a 9-year-old boy," Irish Medical Journal, vol.
Valproic acid treatment was initiated in a 23-month old male patient when a generalized spike wave pattern was observed on electroencephalogram that was performed because of a total number of three afebrile convulsions.
Valproic acid is available in multiple oral dosage forms and is well absorbed.
Conclusion: Prenatal exposure of chick embryos to valproic acid increased the incidence of different gross deformities.
One such method involves the use of valproic acid (16), a compound which, in the commercial form, was used to treat seizures, migraine headaches, or epilepsy.