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taps

 (tăps)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A bugle call or drum signal sounded at night, as at a military camp, as an order to put out lights and also sounded at military funerals and memorial services.

[Perhaps alteration of taptoo, tattoo, variant of tattoo.]
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taps

(tæps)
n (functioning as singular)
1. (Military) chiefly
a. (in army camps, etc) a signal given on a bugle, drum, etc, indicating that lights are to be put out
b. any similar signal, as at a military funeral
2. (Other Non-sporting Hobbies) (in the Guide movement) a closing song sung at an evening camp fire or at the end of a meeting
[C19: from tap1]
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taps

(tæps)

n.
(used with a sing. or pl. v.) a bugle signal sounded in a camp or military post at night as an order to extinguish all lights.
[1815–25, Amer.; probably tap(too), variant of tattoo1 + -s3]
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taps

, last post - Taps, the bugle call for lights out, was originally a drum roll and got its name from the tapping of the drums; taps are also called last post.
See also related terms for lights.
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Noun1.taps - (military) signal to turn the lights outtaps - (military) signal to turn the lights out
bugle call - a signal broadcast by the sound of a bugle
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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demonstrated, in a comparative investigation using cardiac magnetic resonance as a reference method, that all conventional echocardiographic parameters for right ventricular assessment studied, including TAPSE, S' of tricuspid annulus, fractional area change, and right ventricular index of myocardial performance, have a very low sensitivity to detect right ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with CD.
Parameters Baseline Short term LV EF (%) 22 [+ or -] 5.68 26.8 [+ or -] 7.93 LV EDD (mm) 66.0 [+ or -] 8.60 64.8 [+ or -] 8.10 LV ESD (mm) 58.7 [+ or -] 9.74 56.1 [+ or -] 9.79 TAPSE 1.3 [+ or -] 0.41 1.5 [+ or -] 0.42 Parameters Long term p value p value (baseline to (baseline to short term) long term) LV EF (%) 26.9 [+ or -] 10.72 <0.001 0.014 LV EDD (mm) 66.0 [+ or -] 9.28 0.331 0.975 LV ESD (mm) 57.4 [+ or -] 18.76 0.079 0.408 TAPSE 1.6 [+ or -] 0.44 0.018 <0.001 Parameters p value (short to long term) LV EF (%) 0.983 LV EDD (mm) 0.302 LV ESD (mm) 0.373 TAPSE 0.019 LV: left ventricle, EF: ejection fraction, EDD: end diastolic dimension, ESD: end systolic dimension, EDV: end diastolic volume, ESV: end systolic volume, and TAPSE: tricuspid annular presystolic excursion.
No differences were observed in SPAP levels at baseline, 1 year, and 2 year between two groups or in TAPSE and LV eccentricity index (P > 0.05) (Table 4).
TAPSE is a good marker of the right ventricular systolic function.[sup][25],[26] Singh et al.
Basal TAPSE was slightly greater in traditional surgery (25.8 mm versus 23.5 mm) but the difference was not significant (p = 0.12).
TAPSE less than 16mm and s' less than 11cm/s were considered as mild RV systolic dysfunction while TAPSE less than 12 mm and s' less than 8cm/s were defined as moderate RV systolic dysfunction.
Among these, Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (TAPSE), Doppler tissue imaging for assessment of peak systolic velocity of tricuspid lateral annulus (Sa) and Right Ventricular Fractional Area Change (RV FAC) are simple, rapid and feasible methods which were correlated with the standard methods of RV functional evaluation.
Echocardiography on these patients is technically challenging because suboptimal images are frequently encountered [96, 112] and conventional techniques of RV longitudinal function, such as tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), a parameter of global RV function and tissue Doppler systolic peak velocity, are prone to error and may not adequately reflect RV dysfunction [113].
Guidelines for the Echocardiographic Assessment of the Right Heart in Adults published by the American Society of Echocardiography in 2010, [sup][19] define impaired right systolic function as a fractional area of change (FAC) < 0.35, S' <10 cm/s, tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) <16 mm, or tissue myocardial performance index (MPI) > 0.55.
The RV diastolic anterior wall thickness was measured from subcostal imaging and The RV base-to-apex shortening during systole was measured as the systolic displacement of the lateral portion of the tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE).