(Latin: to bubble, a bubble; to blister, a blister)
Additional words related to this unit are available at this "bubble" unit.
"Jane asked Nick if he would try to open the jar lid for her because she couldn't budge it."2. To change or to make someone change his or her opinion: "No matter how much Sebastian tried to get Jayne to work in his store, she wouldn't budge."
"Sheena tried to change Barney's mind about who to vote for, but she couldn't budge him."3. Etymology: from French bouger, "to stir", based on Latin buillire, "to boil".
"In later life, bullae develop in patients with the over distention (stretching) and coalescence (growing together) of the alveoli (tiny air sacs) in the lungs."2. A large blister or skin vesicle filled with fluid: "A bulla in the skin is simply a large blister."
"Blisters on the skin are called bullae while bullae on the pleura (the membrane covering the lung) are also called blebs."3. Etymology: from Medieval Latin which came from Latin, "bubble, seal". It referred to any rounded protrusion, particularly one that was hollow or cystic (an abnormal sac in the body, filled with a fluid or semisolid and enclosed in a membrane).
"Although most cases of bullous pemphigoids are in older people, the disease can affect younger people, and even babies."
"The diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid can be confirmed by a skin biopsy showing the abnormal antibodies deposited in the skin layer and treatment is with topical cortisone creams; however, severe cases may sometimes require high doses of cortisone-like drugs (steroids) or immune suppression drugs; such as, azathioprine (Imuran). Azathioprine attacks proteins that the immune system considers to be foreign."