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flash

1. n. something suddenly remembered; something suddenly thought of. I had a flash and quickly wrote it down.
2. n. a very short period of time; an instant. (see also in a flash.) I’ll be there in a flash.
3. tv. to display something briefly. You’d better not flash a wad like that around here. You won’t have it long.
4. in. to display one’s private parts briefly. She flashed briefly, providing the show that people came to see, and left the stage.
5. n. a drink of liquor. Here, have a little flash, and let’s chat a little longer.
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The Michigan researchers found clonidine indeed decreased the number of hot flashes experienced among these women -- from eight during the saline-only infusion to just two among women receiving clonidine treatment.
These findings suggest yohimbine triggers hot flashes among susceptible women by spurring neurons in the hypothalamus to release norepinephrine, Freedman says.
Pelzel continued, "The market for hot flashes is sizeable and characterized by a significant unmet need because women and their doctors have increasingly shied away from traditional hormonal, or estrogen, therapies.
The use of estrogen for hot flashes was challenged when results of an NIH-sponsored Women's Health Initiative trial were published in the July 2002 issue of JAMA, demonstrating that hormone replacement therapy significantly increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
But a magnetic mechanism might not provide enough energy to account for the biggest flashes Schaefer lists.
Canadian researchers recorded some spectacular flashes in the direction of the constellation Perseus several years ago.
Similar to the wireless system in the EOS-3, the strategically placed off-camera 550EX flashes are fired in sync with the Macro Ring Lite with no need for connecting cords.
The MR-14EX requires 4 AA-size batteries and is equipped with a socket for optional external power supplies such as the Canon Compact Battery Pack CP-E2 to reduce recycling time and increase the number of flashes per set of batteries.
Tripod's Info Flashes turn homepages into personal information centers, offering a wide range of customizable and frequently updated content from Reuters and other sources.
Tripods new dynamic Info Flashes is the first such service that gives homepage builders the flexibility to choose, personalize and publish news and content in a homepage they design themselves," said Scott Walker, Tripod's vice president of marketing.