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decompression sickness, aeroembolism, air embolism, gas embolism, caisson disease, bendsnoun
pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
A condition of bubbles in the blood which sometimes occurs during ascent.
The thickest and strongest planks in a wooden ship's side, wales.
"The bends" is a colloquialism for decompression sickness.
Bends can refer to several different concepts depending on the context, but generally, it means to curve or twist something out of its original straight form. Bends can refer to a curve in a road, river, or path. In terms of physical objects, it means to force an object into a curved or angled shape. In a physiological context, "the bends" refer to a decompression sickness that affects scuba divers who ascend too quickly.
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The thickest and strongest planks on the outward part of a ship's side, between the plank-streaks on which men set their feet in climbing up. They are more properly called wales, or wails. They are reckoned from the water, and are distinguished by the titles of first, second, or third bend. They are the chief strength of a ship's sides, and have the beams, knees, and foot-hooks bolted to them. Bends are also the frames or ribs that form the ship's body from the keel to the top of the side, individualized by each particular station. That at the broadest part of the ship is denominated the midship-bend or dead-flat.
The numerical value of bends in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of bends in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Are we going to immediately get to the same standards that everyone else is at? Probably not, but what we need to do is put together a credible, science-based plan that will sustain the review of experts, that bends the curve and sets Alberta on the right path.
Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, Grow, Grow
The good devout man first makes inner preparation for the actions he has later to perform. His outward actions do not draw him into lust and vice; rather it is he who bends them into the shape of reason and right judgement. Who has a stiffer battle to fight than the man who is striving to conquer himself.
When you walk, your hip bends at about half of the range that your knee bends— people don’t realize that. Your hip works a lot less than your knee from the perspective of movement … because they’re carrying the whole load of the hip muscles, they have to work harder.
The good devout man first makes inner preparation for the actions he has later to perform. His outward actions do not draw him into lust and vice rather it is he who bends them into the shape of reason and right judgement. Who has a stiffer battle to fight than the man who is striving to conquer himself.
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