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Tapentadol is a centrally acting analgesic with a dual mode of action as an agonist at the μ-opioid receptor and as a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. While its analgesic actions have been compared to tramadol and oxycodone, its general potency is somewhere between tramadol and morphine in effectiveness

In cymbal making, taper refers to the gradual change in thickness from the bell to the rim of the cymbal. It is one of the key features that determines the tone of the cymbal.

In the context of sports, tapering refers to the practice of reducing exercise in the days just before an important competition. Tapering is customary in many endurance sports, such as the marathon, athletics and swimming. For many athletes, a significant period of tapering is essential for optimal performance

Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom, however it can also be woven on a floor loom as well. It is composed of two sets of interlaced threads, those running parallel to the length and those parallel to the width ; the warp threads are set up under tension on a loom, and the weft thread is passed back and forth

Tapestry (Don McLean album)
-Personnel:* Don McLean – Vocals, Guitar, Banjo* Rick Turner – Guitar, Bass Guitar* Peter Childs – Dobro, Bass Guitar* Jerry Corbitt – Bass Guitar* Gregory Dewey, Jeff Meyer – Drums* Scott Lawrence, Edward Bogas – Piano-Release history:

Taping is a form of strapping. It is a procedure that uses tape, attached to the skin, to physically keep in place muscles or bones at a certain position. This reduces pain and aids recovery

Tapio (spirit)
Tapio is an East Finnish forest spirit or god, who figured prominently in the Kalevala. Hunters prayed to him before a hunt. His wife is the goddess of the forest, Mielikki. He was the father of Annikki, Tellervo, Nyyrikki , and Tuulikki

Tapioca pudding
Tapioca pudding is a sweet pudding made with tapioca and either milk, or for lactose intolerant individuals, coconut milk. Coconut milk is also used in cases in which the flavor is preferred or in areas in which it is a commonplace ingredient for cooking

A Tapir is a large browsing mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile snout. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia. There are four species of Tapirs: the Brazilian Tapir, the Malayan Tapir, Baird's Tapir and the Mountain Tapir. All four species of tapir are classified as endangered or vulnerable

Among cultures in the Philippines, Tapis may generally refer to a single rectangular piece of cloth one wraps around oneself as clothing, but usually specifically applies to a colorful hand-woven wraparound skirt which was commonly used by women throughout the Philippines before the arrival of European colonizers, and which is used by some indigenous tribes today.The tapis worn by the

Tapis may refer to:* Tapis , a piece of cloth worn as garment or the act of putting this on* Tapis , a traditional style of weaving* Tapis crude, a crude oil from Malaysia

Tashkent Aviation Production Association named after V. P. Chkalov or TAPO/TAPOiCh for short is a leading high-technology company of Uzbekistan, which was originally moved from Russia to the rear of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan in 1941 during the World War II.-Origins:During the first and the second five-year plans, the government tried to supply the aviation sector with

Tappen may refer to:*Tappen , an indigestible mass found in the intestines of bears after hibernation*Tappen Park, a park on Staten Island in New York City*Tappen, North Dakota, a small city in North Dakota

A tappet is the noise made by a worn cam follower, however the term is widely used to represent the cam follower itself. In mechanical engineering it is a projection which imparts a linear motion to some other component within an assembly

TAPPI is a registered not-for-profit, international Non-Governmental Organization of about 14,000 member engineers, scientists, managers, academics and others involved in the areas of pulp, and paper

Tapping is a guitar playing technique, where a string is fretted and set into vibration as part of a single motion of being pushed onto the fretboard, as opposed to the standard technique being fretted with one hand and picked with the other

Taproot (disambiguation)
A taproot is a type of plant root.Taproot may also refer to:*Taproot , an American rock band*Taproot , a 1990 album by Michael Hedges*Taproot Foundation, an American nonprofit organization

Taproot (Michael Hedges album)
Taproot is a recording by guitarist Michael Hedges released on the Windham Hill label. It was a Grammy nominee for Best New Age Album.-Track listing:*All compositions by Michael Hedges except as noted.

"Taps" is a musical piece sounded by the U.S. military nightly to indicate that it is "lights out". The tune is also sometimes known as "Butterfields Lullaby", or by the lyrics of its second verse, "Day is Done". It is also played during flag ceremonies and funerals, generally on bugle or trumpet

Taps (2006 film)
Taps is a short Film. The film was screened at the 2006 Rhode Island Film Festival. It was directed by Vincent Versace and starred Ben Kurland, Karim Muasher, Ina Marie Smith, and Vincent Versace

Taps (disambiguation)
"Taps" is a famous musical piece, played in the U.S. military during flag ceremonies and funerals.Taps may also refer to:* Taps , a 1981 film starring George C

Tapu may refer to:*Tapu , a concept of sacredness from which the word taboo is derived*Tapu , a form of land tenure in the Ottoman Empire*Tapu, New Zealand, a settlement on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

Tapu (Ottoman history)
In the Ottoman Empire, tapu was a permanent lease of state-owned arable land to a peasant family. The family head acquired the usufruct of the land and was able to transmit this right to his male descendants upon his death

Tar is modified pitch produced primarily from the wood and roots of pine by destructive distillation under pyrolysis. Production and trade in tar was a major contributor in the economies of Northern Europe and Colonial America. Its main use was in preserving wooden vessels against rot. The largest user was the Royal Navy

Tar (band)
Tar was an American post-hardcore band, formed in 1988 in Chicago, Illinois.-History:The precursor to Tar was a hardcore punk outfit called Blatant Dissent, which formed in DeKalb, Illinois where singer/guitarist John Mohr and drummer Mike Greenlees were attending Northern Illinois University

-Religions and deities:*Tara , is a tantric meditation deity in Tibetan Buddhism, actually the generic name for a set of similar bodhisattvas*In Hinduism:*Tara , a Mahavidya of Mahadevi, Kali or Parvati

Tara (actress)
Tara is an Assamese film actress, who has worked in Assamese, Manipuri, Punjabi and Hindi films in a career extending more than 50 years

Tara (album)
Tara is the fourth album by black/thrash metal band Absu.It was released on May 23rd, 2001 by Osmose Productions. A remastered edition was supposed to come out in September 2007 but was delayed until March of 2009

Tara (ramayana)
In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Tara is the Queen of Kishkindha and wife of the monkey King Vali. After being widowed, she becomes the Queen of Sugriva, Vali's brother. Tara's intelligence, presence of mind, courage, and devotion to her husband is praised

In geography, Tarakan may refer to:* Tarakan in Halmahera islands* Tarakan Island in the east of Borneo* Tarakan, East Kalimantan, a city on Tarakan IslandTwo battles during World War II:* Battle of Tarakan * Battle of Tarakan

The term tarantella groups a number of different southern Italian couple folk dances characterized by a fast upbeat tempo, usually in 6/8 time , accompanied by tambourines. It is among the most recognized of traditional Italian music. The specific dance name varies with every region, for instance tammuriata in Campania, pizzica in the Salento region

Tarantella (ballet)
Tarantella is a ballet made by New York City Ballet co-founder and balletmaster George Balanchine to Louis Moreau Gottschalk's Grand Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 67 , reconstructed and orchestrated by Hershy Kay

Tarantella (disambiguation)
The tarantella is a traditional southern Italian dance.Tarantella may also refer to:* Tarantella , a 1964 ballet by George Balanchine* Tarantella , a character in The Illuminatus! Trilogy

Tarantulas comprise a group of often hairy and often very large arachnids belonging to the family Theraphosidae, of which approximately 900 species have been identified. Some members of the same Suborder may also be called "tarantulas" in the common parlance. This article will restrict itself to describing members of Theraphosidae

Tarantula (album)
Tarantula is the fourth and final album by British band Ride, released in March 1996 shortly after the band split.-Track listing:All songs written by Andy Bell unless otherwise stated.#"Black Nite Crash"#"Sunshine/Nowhere to Run"#"Dead Man"

Tarantula (band)
Tarantula is a Portuguese power metal band established in 1981 and ranked as one of the very first power metal bands, that has played concerts in Portugal and Germany

Tarantula (disambiguation)
Tarantulas are a group of hairy and often very large spiders belonging to the family Theraphosidae.Tarantula may also refer to:-Fiction:* Tarantulas , a character in Beast Wars: Transformers

Tarantula (Mónica Naranjo album)
Tarantula is the sixth studio-album by Spanish popstar Mónica Naranjo. It was released on 22 April 2008 in Spain after the release of the debut-single "Europa", which reached #1 on the Spanish Singles Chart for 6 consecutive weeks.

Tarantula (The Smashing Pumpkins song)
"Tarantula" is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. It is the first single from their seventh album, Zeitgeist, and their first release since their 2006 revival.-Song info:

Tardes is a commune in the Creuse department in the Limousin region in central France.-Geography:A farming area comprising several small villages and hamlets situated by the banks of the river Tardes, some north of Aubusson, between the D993 and the D41.

Tardigrades form the phylum Tardigrada, part of the superphylum Ecdysozoa. They are microscopic, water-dwelling, segmented animals with eight legs. Tardigrades were first described by Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773

Tardy means to be late, slow, or sluggish.* A form of misconductAs a surname, Tardy may refer to:* Donald Tardy , American drummer* Gregory Tardy , American jazz saxophonist

Tare may refer to:* Tare , a leg and groin protector used in a number of Japanese martial arts* Tare, a colloquial name for the Common Vetch and some other species of vetches

Tarentum may refer to:* Taranto, Apulia, Italy; on the site of the ancient Roman city Tarentum; formerly the Greek colony Taras. See also: History of Taranto* Tarentum, Pennsylvania, United States** Tarentum Bridge, in the above place

Target may refer to:-Retail:* Target Corporation, an American retail chain** Target Canada, its Canadian subsidiary* Target Australia, an Australian retail chain similar to, but not associated with, Target Corporation

TARGET was an interbank payment system for the real-time processing of cross-border transfers throughout the European Union. It included 16 national real-time gross settlement systems and the ECB payment mechanism

Target (1952 film)
Target is a 1952 Western film starring Tim Holt.-Cast:*Tim Holt - Tim Holt*Mary Jo Tarola - Terry Moran *Walter Reed - Martin Conroy*Harry Harvey - Editor David Carson*John Hamilton - Rancher Bailey*Lane Bradford - Henchman Garrett

Target (1985 film)
Target is a 1985 film directed by Arthur Penn. It stars Matt Dillon and Gene Hackman.-Plot:In Dallas, Walter Lloyd runs a lumber business. After checking out at the office, Walter stops by the local racetrack, where his college-age son Chris works repairing stock cars

Target (1995 film)
Target is a 1995 drama film directed by Sandip Ray based on the novel Manushar Juddha written by Prafulla Chandra Roy. The film is centred around the relationship between Singh, a cruel, manipulative landowner and his workers that belong to a caste of pariahs.-Cast:*Mohan Agashe - Vindhyachal Singh*Barun Chakraborty - Chaupatial*Champa - Bljarl*Gyanesh Mukherjee - Rampear*Om

Target (2004 film)
-Plot:Charlie Snow was a highly decorated war hero, a sniper who never placed emotion before the mission. Except once. Providing cover for an undercover arms dealer sting operation, he was forced into a predicament, as through his scope he saw a hostage crisis unfold.The decision he made cost his fellow soldiers their lives

Target (magazine)
Target was a popular Indian children's magazine that was published monthly in English from 1980 to 1995. It featured a mix of reader contributions, stories from regular writers, do-it-yourself articles and several popular comic strips.-History:

Target (New Zealand TV series)
Target is a New Zealand consumer advice show. It's hosted by Jeanette Thomas and Brooke Howard-Smith. The show has run for 11 seasons and remains one of New Zealand's highest rated factual programs and has won 1 Qantas Media Award-Hidden Camera Trials:

Target (TV series)
-Characters:* Detective Superintendent Hackett – Patrick Mower* Detective Chief Superintendent Tate – Philip Madoc* Detective Sergeant Bonney – Brendan Price* Detective Sergeant Louise Colbert – Vivien Heilbron

Target cell
-Hematology:In hematology, target cells are very abnormal red blood cells, that have a bullseye appearance . These target cells are associated with Hemoglobin C disease, Asplenia, Liver Disease, Thalassemia and severe Iron deficiency anemia

Target language
Target language may refer to:*Target language, in applied linguistics and language education, the language which a person is learning, also called second language*Target language, in translation, the language to which a source text is translated

Target market
A target market is a group of customers that the business has decided to aim its marketing efforts and ultimately its merchandise. A well-defined target market is the first element to a marketing strategy

Targets is a thriller film written, produced and directed by Peter Bogdanovich.-Plot summary:The story concerns a quiet insurance agent / Vietnam veteran, played by Tim O'Kelly, who murders his young wife, his mother and a grocery delivery boy at home and then initiates an afternoon shooting rampage from atop a Los Angeles area oil refinery

Tarif is a surname and may refer to:*Mowafak Tarif*Salah Tarif*Salih ibn Tarif*Yemek tarifi

A tariff may be either tax on imports or exports , or a list or schedule of prices for such things as rail service, bus routes, and electrical usage .

Tarja (folk poetry contest)
Tarja is a form of folk poetry contest from Bengal with a long tradition. Historically it used to be performed in the village gathering around a chandimandap or altar for village god, mela and other social events, in streets, and marketplace religious festivals

Tarka (film)
Tarka is a 1988 Kannada movie by Sunil Kumar Desai starring Shankar Nag, Devraj, Vanita Vasu. Tarka was Sunil Kumar Desai's first movie as a director.-Plot details:[Plot fully revealed below. Better watch the movie!]

Tarka (flute)
The tarka is an indigenous flute of the Andes. Usually made of wood, it has 6 finger holes, fipple on mouth end and free hole on distant end.

Tarmac (company)
Tarmac is a company that is based in Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom and operates internationally. The company produces aggregates and road-surfacing materials, including tarmacadam, from which the company's name is derived

Tarmo (icebreaker 1907)
The Tarmo is an icebreaker that served Finland for many decades.Tarmo was built in 1907. She was armed and served in World War II. She is currently moored at a nautical museum in Kotka, Finland.

Tarn is a department of 5,758 km2 in the Midi-Pyrénées region in the southwest of France, named after the Tarn River. It was formed in 1790 of the three dioceses of Albi, Castres and Lavaur, belonging to the province of Languedoc. In 1906, the population was 330,533

- Geography and places :* Tarn, the local name for Barnsley, South Yorkshire, formed from different pronunciation of the word town* Tarn , a mountain lake or pool formed in a cirque excavated by a glacier* Tarn , a département in southwest France

Tarnation may refer to:* A colloquial euphemism for damnation, primarily used in the southeastern United States, part of the expression "What in tarnation?" used to indicate disbelief.* Tarnation , a San Francisco-based alt-country band