Swelling can also mean:
- Die swell, the increase of volume of material due to absorption of a solvent, common for plastic polymers
- Neutron-induced swelling caused by neutron radiation.
Other articles related to "swelling, swellings":
... Swelling of the stamp may also occur ... Most organic solvents induce swelling of the PDMS stamp ... Ethanol in particular has a very small swelling effect, but many other solvents cannot be used for wet inking because of high swelling ...
... of edema, referred to as 'diffuse cerebral swelling' may be the real reason for the collapse which young people sometimes experience and which is commonly thought to be due ... cite the finding that diffuse cerebral swelling is more common in children and adolescents as an explanation for the greater frequency of SIS diagnoses in young people ... Whether a second impact is really involved in the diffuse cerebral swelling that occurs on rare occasions after a mild traumatic brain injury is controversial ...
... In medical parlance, swelling, turgescence or tumefaction is a transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area not caused by proliferation of cells ... Swelling is considered one of the five characteristics of inflammation along with pain, heat, redness, and loss of function ... Swelling, especially of the ankle, can occur if the body is not circulating fluid well ...
... practice was the use of pigeons when treating swellings ... Swellings which were white in appearance and deep were unlikely to break and must be anointed with Oil of Lillies or Camomil ... Once the swelling rises to a head and is red in appearance and not deep in the flesh, it can be broken with the use of a feather from a young pigeon's tail ...
Famous quotes containing the word swelling:
“Things out of perfection sail
And all their swelling canvas wear....”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“Civilization, for every advantage she imparts, holds a hundred evils in reserve;Mthe heart burnings, the jealousies, the social rivalries, the family dissensions, and the thousand self-inflicted discomforts of refined life, which make up in units the swelling aggregate of human misery.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“The man possessed of a dollar, feels himself to be not merely one hundred cents richer, but also one hundred cents better, than the man who is penniless; so on through all the gradations of earthly possessionsthe estimate of our own moral and political importance swelling always in a ratio exactly proportionate to the growth of our purse.”
—Frances Wright (17951852)