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Shin splints is an umbrella term for medial shin pain which develops gradually. A better term for true shin splints is medial tibial traction periostitis


Cyclogenesis is the development or strengthening of cyclonic circulation in the atmosphere (a low pressure area). Cyclogenesis is an umbrella term for at least three different processes (tropical cyclones, extratropical cyclones, and mesocyclones), all of which result in the development of some sort of cyclone, and at any size from the microscale to the synoptic scale.

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This is an umbrella term used to describe any problem or injury to the common extensor tendon of the forearm where it attaches onto the outer side of the elbow joint.

Placenta accreta is an abnormally firm and deep attachment of the placenta to the uterine wall. It's actually an umbrella term for three variants, depending on how deeply the placental cells invade: placenta accreta, placenta increta and placenta percreta


Geo-engineering is an umbrella term for deliberate climate intervention that includes spraying the sky with aerosols to reflect solar radiat...


Dysautonomia: (or autonomic dysfunction, autonomic neuropathy) is a condition in which the autonomic nervous system (ANS) malfunctions. It is an umbrella term for various forms of ANS malfunction.

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With so many protesters using umbrellas to shield themselves from police tear gas attacks, the term “Umbrella Revolution” took off on global social media to describe the occupation. The phrase has also been censored. | You Can't Say "Hong Kong Police" Or "Umbrella" In China Today