a spirometer is the main piece of equipment used for basic pulmonary function tests pfts . lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema can be ruled out from the tests. in addition, a spirometer is often used for finding the cause of shortness of breath, assessing the effect of contaminants on lung function, the effect of medication, and evaluating progress for disease treatment.
woodblock printing: the earliest specimen of woodblock printing is a single-sheet dharani sutra in sanskrit that was printed on hemp paper between 650 and 670 ad; it was unearthed in 1974 from a tang tomb near xi'an. a korean miniature dharani buddhist sutra discovered in 1966, bearing extinct chinese writing characters used only during the reign of china's only self-ruling empress, wu zetian .
prunus laurocerasus is a widely cultivated ornamental plant, used for planting in gardens and parks in temperate regions worldwide. it is often used for hedges, as a screening plant, and as a massed landscape plant. most cultivars are tough shrubs that can cope with difficult growing conditions, including shaded and dry conditions, and which respond well to pruning.
in military munitions, a fuze sometimes fuse is the part of the device that initiates function. in some applications, such as torpedoes, a fuze may be identified by function as the exploder. the relative complexity of even the earliest fuze designs can be seen in cutaway diagrams.
a small reminder of woodcliff lake's rural history is fusco's market, located on the corner of werimus and saddle river roads. nearby is the old mill pond, which was established as the town's swimming pool around 1950 when the borough acquired the small, nearly silted-up mill pond near the headwaters of the musquapsink brook. old mill pond has .
prostate massage is the massage or stimulation of the male prostate gland for medical purposes or sexual stimulation.. the prostate takes part in the sexual response cycle, and is essential for the production of semen.due to its proximity to the anterior rectal wall, it can be stimulated from the anterior wall of the rectum or externally via the perineum
fountain hills is a town in maricopa county, arizona, united states.known for its impressive fountain, once the tallest in the world, it borders on the fort mcdowell yavapai nation, salt river pima-maricopa indian community, and scottsdale, arizona.the population is 22,489, as of the 2010 census. between the 1990 and 2000 censuses it was the eighth-fastest-growing place among cities and towns .
the crew of the rms titanic were among the estimated 2,208 people who sailed on the maiden voyage of the second of the white star line's olympic class ocean sea liners, from southampton, england to new york city in the us. halfway through the voyage, the ship struck an iceberg and sank in the early morning of 15 april 1912, resulting in the deaths of over 1,500 people, including approximately .
beginning in 1963, at least one cbs show, the lucy show, began filming in color at the insistence of its star and producer lucille ball; she realized that color episodes would command more money when they were eventually sold into syndication, but even it was broadcast in black and white through the end of the 1964–65 season.
in chemistry, alcohol is an organic compound that carries at least one hydroxyl functional group −oh bound to a saturated carbon atom. the term alcohol originally referred to the primary alcohol ethanol ethyl alcohol , which is used as a drug and is the main alcohol present in alcoholic beverages.an important class of alcohols, of which methanol and ethanol are the simplest members .
littlest pet shop is a toy franchise and cartoon series owned by hasbro.the original toy series was produced by kenner in the early 1990s. an animated television series was made in 1995 by sunbow productions and jean chalopin creativite et developpement, based on the franchise.. the franchise was relaunched in 2005 and there are currently over 3,000 different pet toys that have been created since.
a diaper american and canadian english or a nappy australian english, british english, and hiberno-english is a type of underwear that allows the wearer to urinate or defecate without the use of a toilet, by absorbing or containing waste products to prevent soiling of outer clothing or the external environment.when diapers become wet or soiled, they require changing, generally by a second .
a discussion above has revealed a deficiency in chembox.it relates to the chemical image in section 0. when the substance is a salt many articles show nonsense images as with sodium orthovanadate.this results from the way chembox is coded, which is suitable for molecules and crystal structures, but is not suited for salts containing polyatomic ions.
her majesty's naval base, devonport hmnb devonport is one of three operating bases in the united kingdom for the royal navy the others being hmnb clyde and hmnb portsmouth and is the sole nuclear repair and refuelling facility for the royal navy.the largest naval base in western europe, hmnb devonport is located in devonport, in the west of the city of plymouth, england.