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  • n. Plural form of narrowing.


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  • It is not known whether narrowed veins are more common in people with multiple sclerosis than in others, and even if they are, whether the narrowings are a cause, or an effect, of the disease.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Her lungs started to collapse and she developed this kind of narrowings as you see right here which is a problem.

    CNN Transcript Nov 19, 2008

  • In addition to bleeding within the head, blood vessel problems such as aneurysms (dilatations) and stenoses (narrowings) can also be seen elsewhere in the body, such as kidney vessels and the aorta.

    Vascular Problems and Alagille Syndrome

  • Many foreign bodies can get stuck in these narrowings of the esophagus, often without any initial symptoms or discomfort.

    Foreign Objects

  • And those narrowings can oftentimes be treated with catheter-type techniques, or sometimes they may even require placement of a stent through a catheter.

    Tetralogy of Fallot — Life After TOF Surgery

  • It was the what, the dismantling of desire into a thousand subspecialties, into spin-offs and narrowings, edgewise whispers of self.


  • If his blood pressure is still high after a few days, then his doctor should examine him to look for other causes of high blood pressure, such as kidney disease, narrowings of the aorta or arteries supplying the kidneys, or hyperthyroidism.

    How to Help Your Heart

  • Stress testing is susceptible to both false negative test results (in which people with significant narrowings have a normal test) and false positive test results (in which people with no significant narrowings have abnormal test results).

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Stress tests can identify flow-limiting narrowing of the coronary arteries, usually those obstructing at least 70 percent of the blood vessel, but are unlikely to detect less severe narrowings.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • He remained submissive and polite, and she would find herself practising in private all the narrowings of the eyes and hard pursings of the lips that would eventually accompany the hypothetical tempest of recrimination and contempt that every day she looked forward to heaping upon his head.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin


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