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erg 1

 (ûrg)
n.
The centimeter-gram-second unit of energy or work equal to the work done by a force of one dyne acting over a distance of one centimeter.

[From Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]

erg 2

 (ûrg)
n.
An extensive area of desert covered with shifting sand dunes.

[Colloquial Arabic (Maghrebi dialect) 'arq, 'arg, from Arabic 'irq, vein, small mountain, thin tract of sand extending along the ground (in reference to the veinlike appearance of the dunes); see ʕrq in Semitic roots.]
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erg

(ɜːɡ)
n
(Units) the cgs unit of work or energy. 1 erg is equivalent to 10–7 joule
[C19: from Greek ergon work]

erg

(ɜːɡ)
n, pl ergs or areg
(Physical Geography) an area of shifting sand dunes in a desert, esp the Sahara
[C19: from Arabic `irj]

erg

(ɜːɡ)
n
(Rowing) informal short for ergometer2
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erg

(ɜrg)

n.
the centimeter-gram-second unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by a force of one dyne when its point of application moves through a distance of one centimeter in the direction of the force; 10−7 joule.
[1870–75; < Greek érgon work]

erg-

var. of ergo- 1 before a vowel: ergodic.
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erg

(ûrg)
A unit used to measure energy or work, equal to the force of one dyne over a distance of one centimeter. This unit has been mostly replaced by the joule.
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erg

1. An area in a desert where there are shifting sand dunes, for example in the Sahara.
2. A unit of energy equal to the energy produced by a force of 1 dyne acting through a distance of 1 cm. Replaced in the inernational system by the joule (J): 1 erg = 10-7 J.
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Noun1.erg - a cgs unit of work or energy; the work done by a force of one dyne acting over a distance of one centimeter
energy unit, heat unit, work unit - a unit of measurement for work
J, joule, watt second - a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second
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Translations
エルグ

erg

[ɜːg] Nergio m, erg m
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erg

nErg nt
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Protein distribution of Kcnq1, Kcnh2, and Kcne3 potassium channel subunits during mouse embryonic development.
When combining all four major cardiac channelopathy genes (KCNQ1, KCNH2, SCN5A, and RYR2), ultra-rare, nonsynonymous variants were significantly overrepresented in European SIDS cases versus European control subjects (P = 0.013).
Davis et al., "Isogenic human pluripotent stem cell pairs reveal the role of a KCNH2 mutation in long-QT syndrome," The EMBO Journal, vol.
Kcnh2, the gene that encodes expression of KCNH2 protein (also known as hERG1) that encodes the hERG channel, was not significantly altered in diabetic SAN.
Association of KCNQ1, KCNE1, KCNH2 and SCN5A polymorphisms with QTc interval length in a healthy population.
Some studies showed that cervical SCI promote shortening of QT interval and increases in QT dispersion (Bartholdy et al., 2014; Saunders et al., 2015).The short QT interval shows uniformity in time and space in the ventricle, producing an exaggerated heterogeneity of repolarization, hastens recovery and reduced refractoriness in the ventricle (Patel et al., 2010).The ion channelopathies that cause SQTS (mutation in KCNH2, KCNQ1, KCNJ2 that encodes cardiac [K.sup.+] channel or mutation in CACNA1c, CACNB2b that encodes cardiac [Ca.sup.2+] channel) not only abbreviate repolarization but they significantly increase dispersion of repolarization, thus creating the cellular basis for both the substrate and trigger necessary for the initiation of reentry (Patel et al., 2010).
The congenital forms--Jervell-Lange-Nielsen syndrome and Romano-Ward syndrome--are caused by inherited channelopathies, most frequently due to mutations of the KCNQ1, KCNH2 and SCN5A genes.
Variants in 3 ion channel genes account for over 70% of patients with a definitive diagnosis of LQTS (13, 14) [although the yield is substantially less for all referral cases (15)]: loss of function variants in the potassium ion channel genes potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily Q member 1 (KCNQ1) and potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily H member 2 (KCNH2; LQT1 and LQT2 respectively) and gain of function variants in the sodium ion channel gene sodium voltage-gated channel alpha a subunit 5 (SCN5A; LQT3).
Pezzella et al., "Loss-of-function KCNH2 mutation in a family with long QT syndrome, epilepsy, and sudden death," Epilepsia, vol.
This phenomenon is often associated with the direct block or interruption in the maturation process of the potassium channels hERG (alpha subunit Kv11.1) (55) that are channels of delayed rectification type rapid codified by hERG gene type KCNH2 (56).
HTR2C, CHRM2, ADRA2B, HTR6, HTR5A, ADRA2C, HTR7, DRD2, and DRD4; SLC6A4, ADRA1A, HTR1A, ADRA1B, HTR2A, and DRD1; OPRL1, CHRM5, CHRM1, ADRB1, ADRA2A, and HRH1; and CHRM4, CHRM3, KCNH2, SLC6A4, CYP2D6, SCN1A: four clusters of neuronal GPCRs (G-proteincoupled receptors: adrenergic, cholinergic, histamine, and serotonin receptors).
Patient-specific iPSCs carrying different mutations in KCNH2 that encodes alpha-subunit of [I.sub.Kr] channels have been generated.