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AIR. That fluid transparent substance which surrounds our globe.
     2. No property can be had in the air it belongs equally to all men, being indispensable to their existence. To poison or materially to change the air, to the annoyance of the public, is a nuisance. Cro. Cr. 610; 2 Ld. Raym 1163; I Burr. 333; 1 Str. 686 Hawk. B. 1, c. 75, s. 10; Dane's Ab. Index h.t. But this must be understood with this qualification, that no one has a right to use the air over another man's land, in such a manner as to be injurious to him. See 4 Campb. 219; Bowy. Mod. Civ. Law, 62; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 36 1; Grot. Droit de la Guerre et de la Paix, liv. 2, c. 2, Sec. 3, note, 3 et 4.
     3. It is the right of the proprietor of an estate to enjoy the light and air that will come to him, and, in general, no one has a right to deprive him of them; but sometimes in building, a man opens windows over his neighbor's ground, and the latter, desirous of building on his own ground, necessarily stops the windows already built, and deprives the first builder of light and air; this he has the right to do, unless the windows are ancient lights, (q.v.) or the proprietor has acquired a right by grant or prescription to have such windows open. See Crabb on R. P. Sec. 444 to 479 and Plan. Vide Nuisance.

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Inadvertent violation of an air cell during eminectomy, producing communication with the infratemporal or middle cranial fossa poses the genuine danger of intracranial infection and/or hemorrhage.
Assessment of the size of mastoid air cell system: The area of the cell system was determined by planimetry of the X-ray picture of the ear in a lateral projection.
Interface shear stress was significantly different for all materials of construction, except air cell and elastic/VE foam at 10 and 15 mm, and increased significantly with increased displacement.
1,2,9,10) For example, paragangliomas characteristically present as isointense lesions on T1-weighted MRI and isointense to hyperintense lesions on T2-weighted MRI; they show opacification with destruction of air cells on CT.
Opponents of mastoidectomy argue that the mastoid air cell system is thought to function, at least in part, as a buffer to the changes in pressure within the middle ear.
Contract notice: Rent an air cell for application of insecticides on the action area of eid mditerrane for mosquito control campaign.
Diamont, Flisberg and Zigmont documented in their studies that clinical ear disease is associated with small air cell systems.
The development of the mastoid air cell system begins in utero.
Sapphire 1100 is a one-in-three alternating air support surface with multiple air cell heights that create an optimal pressure reduction profile for the patient.
The initial unit - an operating theater module housed in an expandable shelter - will be readied for integration at a future EADS North America facility in the United States, and will be followed by the support ward module with an inflatable tent using air cell technology.
INTRODUCTION: The mastoid air cell system forms an important contribution to the middle ear ventilation and acts as a surgitank of air.