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  Raynaud's Phenomenon
Raynaud's phenomenon is a disorder that affects the blood vessels in the fingers, toes, ears, and nose.
For people who have Raynaud's phenomenon, this normal body response is intensified by the sudden spasmodic contractions of the small blood vessels (arterioles) that supply blood to the fingers and toes.
Raynaud's phenomenon is seen in approximately 85 to 95 percent of patients with scleroderma and mixed connective tissue disease, and it is present in about one-third of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/926055412.html   (0 words)

  
 OSH Answers: Raynaud's Phenomenon
Although Raynaud's phenomenon is not life threatening, severe cases cause disability and may force workers to leave their jobs.
This is called "primary Raynaud's phenomenon," "Raynaud's disease" or "constitutional white finger." It usually affects both hands equally, and attacks of white finger occur in response to stress as well as cold.
Raynaud's phenomenon is primarily a concern for workers who handle vibrating tools or equipment such as pneumatic drills, jackhammers, chipping hammers, riveting tools, impact wrenches, pavement-breakers, gasoline-powered chain saws, electric tools and grinding wheels, especially in pedestal grinders.
www.ccohs.ca /oshanswers/diseases/raynaud.html   (0 words)

  
 electronic voice phenomenon (EVP)
Electronic voice phenomenon is the alleged communication by spirits through tape recorders and other electronic devices.
And now that the phenomenon has a number of devoted followers (thanks in part to the movie "White Noise"), some hoaxers have probably entered the fray.
Despite widespread belief in EVP, scientists have shown about as much interest in the phenomenon as they have in John Oates's reverse speech theory, and probably for the same reason.
www.skepdic.com /evp.html   (1071 words)

  
 Questions and Answers about Raynaud's Phenomenon
Raynaud’s phenomenon is a condition that affects the blood vessels in the extremities—generally, the fingers and toes.
When Raynaud’s phenomenon is caused by or associated with an underlying disease, it is referred to as secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon.
In Raynaud’s phenomenon, redness is caused by an increase in size of the small blood vessels of the affected extremities.
www.niams.nih.gov /hi/topics/raynaud/ar125fs.htm   (0 words)

  
 CHANNELING AND THE PRESENCE PHENOMENON. Psychology or parapsychology?
In it a presence may manifest itself in such a strong manner that it is not recognised anymore as being part of the participants.
The ability of the subconsciousness to dramatize is another aspect that is to be taken into account when this phenomenon is explored.
On a subject like this many areas remain to be explored, as the relationship with the psychological phenomenon of multiple personalities.
www.xs4all.nl /~wichm/presence.html   (0 words)

  
 Teilhard De Chardin - The Human Phenomenon
The coalescence of elments and the coalescence of stems, the spherical gemometry of the earth and psychical curvature of the mind harmonising to counterbalance the inidividual and collective forces of dispersion in the world and to impose unification--there at last we find the spring and secret of hominsation.
And now, as a germination of planetary dimensions, comes the thinking layer which over its full extent develops and intertwines its fibres, not to confuse and neutralise them but to reinforce them in the living unity of a single tissue.
In order to avoid disturbing our habits we seek in vain to settle international disputes by adjustments of frontiers--or we treat as 'liesure' (to be whiled away) the activities at the disposal of mankind.
www.webcom.com /gaia/tdc.html   (0 words)

  
 the hundredth monkey phenomenom
The hundredth monkey phenomenon refers to a sudden spontaneous and mysterious leap of consciousness achieved when an allegedly "critical mass" point is reached.
In 1986, in a response to Amundson's critique of the hundredth monkey claim, Watson said his data came from "off-the-record conversations with those familiar with the potato-washing work." Markus Pössel contacted Masao Kawai, one of the senior researchers working on the original macaque project, and asked him about Watson's claims.
Even though there is no evidence for the hundredth monkey phenomenon, Rupert Sheldrake has claimed that his theory of morphic resonance explains "the increasing ease with which new skills are learned as greater quantities of a population acquire them.
www.skepdic.com /monkey.html   (0 words)

  
 The Zarqawi Phenomenon by Tom Engelhardt and Dahr Jamail
And yet, as far as anyone can tell, Zarqawi's actual organization or network is, at best, modest in nature and no one writing about it or him even really knows whether the man is alive or dead, in or out of Iraq.
For anyone trying to assess the Zarqawi phenomenon from neighboring Jordan, complicating matters further are the contradictory statements Jordanians regularly offer up about almost any aspect of Zarqawi's life, history, present activities, or even his very existence.
It was the sort of story where, from beginning to end, no one I met ever seemed willing to offer his or her real name (or certainly let a real name be used in an article).
www.lewrockwell.com /engelhardt/engelhardt92.html   (0 words)

  
 UFO Phenomenon CD
Up until their 1974 album, PHENOMENON, England's UFO had issued several albums that did little to expand their cult fan base at home, let alone worldwide.
Schenker's stellar playing seems to have lit a fire under the compositions, many of which rank amongst UFO's all-time best--namely the soon-to-be live show-stoppers "Doctor Doctor," and "Rock Bottom" (as evidenced on UFO's classic STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT live set).
PHENOMENON set the stage perfectly for such future hit UFO releases as LIGHTS OUT and OBSESSION.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/1436400/a/Phenomenon.htm   (519 words)

  
  Raynaud's Phenomenon Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment on MedicineNet.com
Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is a condition resulting in discoloration of the fingers and/or the toes after exposure to changes in temperature (cold or hot) or emotional events.
Raynaud's phenomenon most frequently affects women, especially in the second, third or fourth decades of life.
When it occurs alone it is referred to as "Raynaud's disease" or primary Raynaud's phenomenon.
www.medicinenet.com /raynauds_phenomenon/article.htm   (377 words)

  
  raynauds   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Raynaud's phenomenon is a condition that results from a reversible decrease in the blood supply to the ends of the fingers.
Osteoarthritis, gout, pseudogout, bursitis and tendinitis are not causes of Raynaud's phenomenon.
Raynaud's phenomenon may occur at the same time as the connective tissue disease or it can start after the connective tissue disease is already present.
www.midwestarthritis.com /html/raynauds.htm   (1969 words)

  
  Phenomenon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Phenomenon has a specialized meaning in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant who contrasted the term 'Phenomenon' with 'Noumenon'.
Phenomenon is also the name of a 1996 film starring John Travolta and Forest Whitaker.
Phenomenon is also the name of a 1997 album by rapper LL Cool J.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Phenomenon   (527 words)

  
 Small world phenomenon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The small world phenomenon (also known as the small world effect) is the hypothesis that everyone in the world can be reached through a short chain of social acquaintances.
In it Gladwell argues that the six-degrees phenomenon is dependent on a few extraordinary people ("connectors") with large networks of contacts and friends: these hubs then mediate the connections between the vast majority of otherwise weakly-connected individuals.
Recent work in the effects of the small world phenomenon on disease transmission, however, have indicated that due to the strongly-connected nature of social networks as a whole, removing these hubs from a population usually has little effect on the average path length through the graph (Barrett et al., 2005).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Small_world_phenomenon   (1505 words)

  
 Raynaud's phenomenon - WrongDiagnosis.com
Raynaud's phenomenon is paroxysmal ischemia of the digits that manifests as changing color of the fingers, and pain and/or numbness.
Raynaud's Phenomenon: the paroxysmal constriction of the small arteries and arterioles of the hands or feet, usually precipitated by cold or emotional upset, resulting in pallor and cyanosis of the fingers or toes following a characteristic pattern.
The prognosis of Raynaud's phenomenon may include the duration of Raynaud's phenomenon, chances of complications of Raynaud's phenomenon, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Raynaud's phenomenon, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Raynaud's phenomenon.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /r/raynauds_phenomenon/intro.htm   (1600 words)

  
 Raynaud's Phenomenon- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Raynaud's phenomenon is a disorder of small blood vessels that respond excessively to stimuli which causes poor blood flow, usually in the fingers.
When it occurs along with other diseases, such as scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, Sjogren's syndrome, or mixed connective tissue disease, it is called Secondary Raynaud's phenomenon.
It tends to be progressive, and unlike Raynaud's phenomenon, symmetric involvement of the fingers of both hands is typical.
www.healthcentral.com /encyclopedia/408/273/Raynauds_Phenomenon.html   (596 words)

  
 Scleroderma Program: Raynaud Phenomenon
Raynaud phenomenon refers to episodic color changes of the fingers and toes in response to cold and in some cases emotional stress.
Raynaud phenomenon is known to occur in around 10% of the healthy female population and in around 5% of men.
Raynaud phenomenon is also the most common first symptom of scleroderma and is an important feature in other rheumatologic illnesses such as lupus.
www.med.umich.edu /scleroderma/patients/raynauds.htm   (655 words)

  
 Raynaud’s Phenomenon
Although estimates vary, recent surveys show that Raynaud's phenomenon might affect 5 percent to 10 percent of the general population in the United States.
About 75 percent of all cases of primary Raynaud’s phenomenon are diagnosed in women between ages 15 and 40.
Raynaud's phenomenon occurs in about 85 percent to 95 percent of patients with scleroderma, and it is present in about one-third of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus).
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/3100/3132.asp?index=9849&src=news   (1501 words)

  
 More Than A Tingle: Raynaud's Phenomenon
A disease of the small blood vessels, Raynaud's Phenomenon, is characterized by spasms of these blood vessels limiting blood flow to our fingers and toes.
Primary Raynaud's Phenomenon is more common and it indicates that the person has no underlying or associated disease.
Trauma can also cause the phenomenon, such as frostbite and surgery, as well as repetitive activities, as in playing the piano or using vibrating machinery.
www.personalmd.com /news/reynauds_10192000.shtml   (519 words)

  
 Raynauds Phenomenon - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Raynaud's phenomenon can occur on its own, or it can be secondary to another condition such as scleroderma or lupus.
They are also evaluating the use of new drugs to improve blood flow in Raynaud's phenomenon; for example, the prostaglandins iloprost and alprostadil, the high blood pressure drug losartan, and a substance applied to the skin that generates the blood vessel dilating gas nitric oxide.
Basic investigators are studying the molecular mechanisms behind Raynaud's phenomenon, the anatomy of blood vessels, and possible genetic associations.
www.healthnewsflash.com /conditions/raynauds_phenomenon.php   (2320 words)

  
 CIGNA - Raynaud's Phenomenon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Raynaud's (say "ray-NOHZ") phenomenon is a condition in which blood flow to the surface tissue of the hands and feet is temporarily decreased, usually as an overresponse to cold temperatures.
Medications such as calcium channel blockers (including nifedipine), sildenafil, angiotensin II receptor antagonists (such as losartan), vasodilators (such as nitroglycerin and hydralazine), which are used to treat high blood pressure, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (such as fluoxetine) may help increase blood flow to your hands and feet and relieve symptoms.
Raynaud's phenomenon of the nipple: A treatable cause of painful breastfeeding.
www.cigna.com /healthinfo/hw180981.html   (1689 words)

  
 phenomenon
In The Phenomenon of Man (Teilhard de Chardin) has effected a threefold synthesis-of the material and physical world with the world of mind and spirit; of the past with the future; and of variety with unity, the many with the one.
The social phenomenon is the cultnination and not the attenuation of the biological phenomenon.
Here, however, because the phenomenon takes place in ourselves with its procedure in full view, we cannot be mistaken : we clan see that in interpreting the progressive leaps of life in an active and finalist way we are not in error.
perso.wanadoo.fr /jacques.abbatucci/thephenomenon.htm   (17239 words)

  
 Your Health: Trover Foundation
In medical literature, "primary Raynaud's phenomenon" may also be called Raynaud's disease, idiopathic Raynaud's phenomenon or primary Raynaud's syndrome.
NIAMS says secondary Raynaud's phenomenon is less common than the primary form, but it is often a more complex and serious disorder.
Possible causes of secondary Raynaud's phenomenon, other than connective tissue diseases, are carpal tunnel syndrome (Read about "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome") and obstructive arterial disease (Read about "Coronary Heart Disease" and "Peripheral Arterial Disease").
www.stayinginshape.com /4troverfoundation/libv/i72.shtml   (1933 words)

  
 phenomenon definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
(plural phe·nom·e·nons) extraordinary person or thing: somebody or something that is, or is considered to be, truly extraordinary and marvelous
For phenomenon never use the false singular phenomena as in This phenomena occurs only in the southern hemisphere; write instead This phenomenon occurs...
The variant plural phenomenons is appropriate only outside scientific and philosophical contexts with the meaning "extraordinary people, events, or things," as in The dot-coms are one of the most interesting 21st-century phenomenons.
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_/phenomenon.html   (250 words)

  
 Adult Health Advisor 2005.4: Raynaud's Phenomenon
Raynaud's phenomenon is a disorder of the small blood vessels that feed the skin.
Secondary Raynaud's phenomenon is caused by another disease or condition and is a more serious disorder.
Raynaud's phenomenon is seen in approximately 85 to 95% of people with scleroderma.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/aha/aha_raynauds_crs.htm   (837 words)

  
 p h e n o m e n o n by chris marker   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As far as Loewen was concerned, the first sign of the phenomenon manifested itself to him as he sat calmly watching the France-Hungary soccer final on his television.
And yet someone inside of him already knew that it was the phenomenon, the famous phenomenon, which was about to appear to him under a new guise.
Certainly each home was taking stock of the phenomenon's impact relative to the scale of its particular universe, like the professors in the room behind him with their exam results.
www.silcom.com /~dlp/cm/cm_phenomenon.htm   (3354 words)

  
 University of Chicago Hospitals: Raynaud's Phenomenon
Raynaud's phenomenon or, simply, Raynaud's, is a disorder characterized by decreased blood flow - usually to the fingers, and less frequently to the ears, toes, nipples, knees, or nose.
Although there is no cure for Raynaud's phenomenon, the disorder can often be successfully managed with proper treatment.
Individuals who first experience Raynaud's phenomenon in their 40s should be tested for an underlying disease.
www.uchospitals.edu /online-library/content=P08256   (548 words)

  
 World Wide Words: Phenomenon
In a recent review in the Guardian newspaper of a biography of Marie Corelli, the reviewer remarked that “She was in effect the first of the lady novelist bestsellers, her books read by everyone from Queen Victoria to shop assistants.
phenomenon, all right, but that was surely something about which no special note needed to be taken.
There it is grandly defined as “a thing that appears, or is perceived or observed; an individual fact, occurrence, or change as perceived by any of the senses, or by the mind”.
www.worldwidewords.org /topicalwords/tw-phe1.htm   (458 words)

  
 Arthritis Research Campaign | Raynaud's Phenomenon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Secondary Raynaud's phenomenon occurs as part of a number of conditions which are treated by specialist doctors known as rheumatologists, for example scleroderma (also called systemic sclerosis) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or lupus.
Raynaud's phenomenon can also occur as a result of using vibrating machinery, when it is called 'vibration white finger' or 'hand-arm vibration syndrome'.
Raynaud's phenomenon can be primary, where it occurs on its own, or secondary to another disease or condition.
www.arc.org.uk /about_arth/booklets/6052/6052.htm   (1623 words)

  
 Phenomenon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is the sense in which 'seeming' is a privative modification of 'phenomenon'.
These various senses of 'phenomenon' are exhibited in order to bring to light the distinguishing characteristics of the 'phenomena' of phenomenology [in view of the traditional interpretations].
The phenomenological concept of phenomenon is more akin to the Kantian forms of intuition than to 'filled in', concrete intuition.
caae.phil.cmu.edu /Cavalier/80254/Heidegger/Introductions/Phenomen.html   (770 words)

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