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Battery (Definition)

Battery is a term for a physical attack on one person from another person. Battery can also mean a device for storing electricity.

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What toxins do you get if you chew on a battery?

What toxins do you get if you chew on a battery?

Batteries Toxins: Regular batteries contain mercury & cadmium. Car batteries contain lead & sulfuric acid. ...Read more

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I was opening a remote to change the batteries and battery acid got on my skin. Should I be concerned?

I was opening a remote to change the batteries and  battery acid got on my skin. Should I be concerned?

Battery acid: Battery acid is often super-concentrated and can have a pH of 2.0 or lower, so it's critical to use a copious amount of water to flush the affected burn region and dilute the chemical reactivity of the acid. Use plenty of water. If you spritz just a small amount of water on the burn, that can actually make the situation worse by spreading the acid around without reducing its potency. Doc if needed. ...Read more

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Wilderness medicine (Tip)

Wilderness medicine

Take a whistle, extra batteries for your flashlight, and a friend. ...See more

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Can battery acid be dangerous?

Can battery acid be dangerous?

Very dangerous: Battery acid is extremely corrosive and can cause major burns to the skin. ...Read more

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I'm a very busy guy, I only sleep 4hrs a day...Can I do any thing to help me continue the day on such low batteries?

I'm a very busy guy, I only sleep 4hrs a day...Can I do any thing to help me continue the day on such low batteries?

Reality Check: Why are you a very busy guy? It is usually by choice. Insight into why you are very busy, making choices that are necessary vs optional & lifestyle choices are important. The body needs what the body needs and the brain needs rest. 4 hours is not enough for most people. 7-8 hours is optimum. See what happens to low batteries, they run out, die & leak gooey stuff on everything around. Stop it! ...Read more

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How often do I need to get my smoke detectors checked for batteries?

How often do I need to get my smoke detectors checked for batteries?

6 months: The rule of thumb is to check when the clocks change for daylight savings time. ...Read more

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Can small BP cuff cause high readings. I have normal bp, machine reads error then high readings after new batteries or cuff i get normal readings.

Can small BP cuff cause high readings. I have normal bp, machine reads error then high readings after new batteries or cuff i get normal readings.

Absolutely: If the blood pressure cuff is too small/tight around your arm it will cause a falsely elevated blood pressure. Conversely if the cuff is to large and loose around the arm a falsely low blood pressure will result. ...Read more

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Do battery toothbrushes work better than regular?

Do battery toothbrushes work better than regular?

Depends: Any toothbrush that you use 3 times a day is the best toothbrush. Having said that, phillips sonicare power toothbrush is the best electric toothbrush on the market. The ultrasonic technology is amazing. I use one myself once a day and use my regular toothbrush the other two times. ...Read more

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Are battery powered blade razors better than sharp ones?

Are battery powered blade razors better than sharp ones?

Probably not, but: I use them anyway. It feels like i'm getting a closer shave. Yes, i know that's not a scientific answer, but in general we do or choose things that make us feel better; doctors are not much different when it comes to their own habits and cares. ...Read more

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What happens if you accidentally lick battery acid ?

What happens if you accidentally lick battery acid ?

Very bad effect: Battery acid poisoning; hydrogen sulfate poisoning; oil of vitriol poisoning; matting acid poisoning; vitriol brown oil poisoning sulfuric acid is a very strong chemical that is corrosive. Corrosive means it can cause severe burns and tissue damage when it comes into contact with the skin or mucous membranes. ...Read more

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