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  2. Slide rule - Wikipedia

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    Before the advent of the electronic calculator, it was the most commonly used calculation tool in science and engineering. The slide rule's ease of use, ready availability, and low cost caused its use to continue to grow through the 1950s and 1960s, even as electronic computers were being gradually introduced.

  3. Provisions of the Affordable Care Act - Wikipedia

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    Provisions by effective date Effective at enactment, March 23, 2010. The Food and Drug Administration is now authorized to approve generic versions of biologic drugs and grant biologics manufacturers 12 years of exclusive use before generics can be developed.

  4. Electroshock weapon - Wikipedia

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    Compact stun guns. The compact handheld stun guns are about the size of a TV remote or calculator, and they must touch the subject when used. The original XR-5000 design in 1983 had the electrodes spread farther apart to make the noisy electric arc between the electrodes as a more visible warning.

  5. Type 1 diabetes - Wikipedia

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    The mainstay of type 1 diabetes treatment is the regular injection of insulin to manage hyperglycemia. Injections of insulin – via subcutaneous injection using either a syringe or an insulin pump – are necessary multiple times per day, adjusting dosages to account for food intake, blood glucose levels and physical activity.

  6. Hemoglobin - Wikipedia

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    Hemoglobin (haemoglobin BrE) (from the Greek word αἷμα, haîma 'blood' + Latin globus 'ball, sphere' + -in) (/ ˌ h iː m ə ˈ ɡ l oʊ b ɪ n, ˈ h ɛ m oʊ ˌ-/), abbreviated Hb or Hgb, is the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein present in red blood cells (erythrocytes) of almost all vertebrates (the exception being the fish family Channichthyidae) as well as the tissues of ...

  7. Underweight - Wikipedia

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    In women, being severely underweight, as a result of an eating disorder or due to excessive strenuous exercise, can result in amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), infertility or complications during pregnancy if gestational weight gain is too low. [citation needed] Malnourishment can also cause anemia and hair loss.

  8. Human height - Wikipedia

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    Human height or stature is the distance from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head in a human body, standing erect.It is measured using a stadiometer, in centimetres when using the metric system or SI system, or feet and inches when using United States customary units or the imperial system.

  9. Steve Jobs - Wikipedia

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    Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur, industrial designer, media proprietor, and investor.He was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple; the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar; a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT.