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hardware

the electrical circuits and electromechanical devices that make up a COMPUTER system, including the CPU (central processing unit), DISK DRIVES, keyboard, and VDU (visual display unit).
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Hardware disease occurs when a sharp object penetrates the gut lining and damages some other organ or creates peritonitis (infection within the abdomen).
The most common signs of hardware disease are abdominal pain and discomfort.
Hardware Disease: Hardware disease is not a disease, per se, but rather damage to the digestive system caused by livestock consuming stray metal, normally wire or nails, during regular grazing or when being fed hay.