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strangle/strangulate #103023
05/09/03 10:11 PM
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A story appeared in the local paper (Honolulu Advertiser) using the term "strangulate" to describe what the accused had done to the victim (i.e., he "strangulated" her). I believe strangulated has a medical connotation and cannot be used interchangeably with strangled. On the other hand, "she died of strangulation" sounds all right to me (clearly a medical condition). and I can't think of a different noun equivalent of strangle. So, do we have a case where the two words, strangle and strangulate, have different connotations as verbs, but share a single noun form meaning?


Re: strangle/strangulate #103024
05/09/03 10:33 PM
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For a medical usage of "strangulate" where "strangle"
would not fit, a hernia of the bowel through the
inguinal canal may have arterial input continue
after lower pressure venous flow becomes impossible.
The extruded portionfinally develops enough pressure
than arterial input ceases, and lack of oxygen causes necrosis of the contents of the hernia. Such an
inteference with circulation is called "strangulation".

Edit: I edited the damned thing, but the corrections did
not appear. Sorry about screen going wide.

"Strangury" is the agony caused by a kidney stone too
big to be passed.


Kidney Stones #103025
05/10/03 02:04 AM
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WWH sez: ""Strangury" is the agony caused by a kidney stone too big to be passed.

On the contrary, unimaginable is the agony caused by a kidney stone too big to be passed.



unimaginable agony #103026
05/10/03 04:51 AM
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unimaginable agony can only be imagined by someone who has experienced it.


Re: unimaginable agony #103027
05/14/03 04:52 AM
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[playing my little violin, boys]Try passing a 7lb 6ozer or even a 4lb 4ozer from a little higher up.


Re: Aw diddums #103028
05/14/03 10:17 AM
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from a little higher up

Through a hole designed for the job.


Re: Aw diddums #103029
05/14/03 10:28 AM
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In reply to:

Through a hole designed for the job.


With the whole belly and back convulsing, and legs trembling for hours and a Doc with size 11 hands.



Re: unimaginable agony #103030
05/14/03 12:36 PM
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had little babies did you, consuelo?

my small baby was 9 lb, the larger, 9lb 15oz, 23 inch long babies, with 21 skull circumferance.

Actually, i found labor to be well named, it was hard work, but not especailly painful-- (well, my daughter was painful, but that was because of medical problems (the placenta was slow to detach, -- the standard medical approach is to externaly 'kneed' the uterus.. and if needed, gently "pummel"-- as i hemoraged, the gentle part of the pummeling got forgotten..
i lived to complain about it.



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