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Bainbridge, John

A. J. Apt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1026 words.

Bainbridge, John (1582–1643), astronomer and physician, was born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, the son of Robert Bainbridge and his wife, Anne, daughter of Richard Everard. He was...

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bends

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Syn: barotrauma. So named by those exposed to this occupational risk of working for long periods under increased atmospheric pressure because if the pressure is reduced too rapidly, gases,...

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Bevis, John

A. M. Clerke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1094 words.

Bevis, John (1695–1771), physician and astronomer, was born on 31 October 1695, the son of George Bevis of West Harnham, near Salisbury, Wiltshire. His father was a prominent figure during...

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biconvex

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

adj. having a surface on each side that curves outwards. Biconvex lenses are used to correct long-sightedness. Compare biconcave.

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Bredon, Simon

George Molland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1049 words.

Bredon, Simon (d. 1372), physician and astronomer, came from Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, and by 1330 was a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, where he remained probably until 1348. In 1333...

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Caerleon, Lewis

Keith Snedegar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 779 words.

Caerleon, Lewis (d. in or after 1495), physician and astronomer, was a native of Wales. He is first recorded in 1465–6, when he was admitted bachelor of medicine of Cambridge University....

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collimation

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Dentistry.

The elimination of divergent x-rays by using a metal tube, cone, or diaphragm (collimator) to produce a narrow beam directed specifically at the radiograph. Collimation gives the final...

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deferent

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Medicine and Health.

adj. 1. carrying away from or down from. 2. relating to the vas deferens.

1. carrying away from or down from. 2. relating to the vas deferens.

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distance

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A scalar measurement of the extent of a body's motion, irrespective of the direction in which it has travelled. Thus, when a body moves from one location to another, the distance through...

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drag

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The braking effect of friction, imparted by a fluid on bodies passing through it.

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