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Film

1. A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity; hence, any thin, slight covering. He from thick films shall purge the visual ray. (Pope)

2. A slender thread, as that of a cobweb. Her whip of cricket's bone, the lash of film. (Shak)

Origin: as. Film skin, fr. Fell skin; akin to fylmen membrane, OFries. Filmene skin. See fell skin.

to cover with a thin skin or pellicle. It will but skin and film the ulcerous place. (Shak)


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"intensity of emotion increases with a decrease in speed" (of the film.) This does not make physiological sense to me. Strong emotions are immediate, accompanied by an adrenalin rush. Think of horror films. In every field there is easy work/activity ...

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Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:20 am
 
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"intensity of emotion increases with a decrease in speed" (of the film.) This does not make physiological sense to me. Strong emotions are immediate, accompanied by an adrenalin rush. Think of horror films. They always work best if the shock is unexpected ...

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by animartco
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:58 pm
 
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... suitable antibiotics might be in order. So in a nutshell: I cannot rule out the presence of bacteria for certain, but the findings in your blood film can also be staining artifacts or (bacterial) contamination. This is important to note, since especially some species of Bartonella can indeed ...

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by snowathlete
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:08 pm
 
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Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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... that 'seep' bacteria into the blood stream. But I guess in these cases their numbers would be so few that they do not show up on the blood film. And in any case, bacteremia rarely is a stable condition: you either get better (as I believe is normally the case with bartonellosis) or your ...

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by biohazard
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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... out as the blood cells die, could that allow their presence without being bacteremia? I suppose that could allow their presence in the blood film, although technically that is bacteremia then. Nevertheless, those dots in the smear still don't quite seem like bacteria in my opinion, but I ...

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by biohazard
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:02 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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