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Encyclopedia > Wegener

Wegener may refer to:

  • The disease Wegener's granulomatosis
  • Alfred Wegener, German geologist and meteorologist

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Wegener's Granulomatosis- Health Encyclopedia and Reference (654 words)
Wegener's granulomatosis is a disorder characterized by inflammation of small and middle-sized blood vessels.
Wegener's granulomatosis is a rare disorder that most commonly occurs in the 30s and 40s.
Wegener's granulomatosis is often treated with a combination of corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs.
Wegener, Alfred (3539 words)
Wegener began by demolishing the theory that large land bridges had once connected the continents and had since sunk into the sea as part of a general cooling and contraction of the Earth.
Wegener tentatively suggested two candidates: centrifugal force caused by the rotation of the Earth, and tidal-type waves in the Earth itself generated by the gravitational pull of the sun and moon.
Wegener is not only the father of the theory of continental drift, he was the first to describe the process (now called the Wegener-Bergeron-Findeisen procedure) by which most raindrops form, and he also explained two rare ice crystal halo arcs that bear his name as well.
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