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business

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1 All forms of industrial and commercial profit-seeking activity. The business cycle refers to fluctuations in the aggregate level of economic activity, and the Business Expansion Scheme in the UK ...
diphtheria

diphtheria  

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n. an acute highly contagious infection, caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae, generally affecting the throat but occasionally other mucous membranes and the skin. The disease is ...
drugs

drugs  

Narcotics, stimulants, inebriants, and mind-altering substances have been used historically by peoples around the world to satisfy a variety of needs, including religious activities, public ...
gene therapy

gene therapy  

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Treatment of a genetic disorder by stable transfection of the cells of the organism with the normal gene. An extremely attractive idea, but the technical problems are considerable and only a few ...
heart Disease

heart Disease  

A general term that covers atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, hypertension, rheumatic heart disease, and congenital heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and it ...
pharmacy

pharmacy  

n.1. the preparation and dispensing of drugs. 2. premises registered to dispense medicines and sell poisons.1. the preparation and dispensing of drugs. 2. premises registered to dispense medicines ...
psychotherapy

psychotherapy  

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(sy-koh-th'e-răpi)psychological (as opposed to physical) methods for the treatment of mental disorders and psychological problems. There are many different approaches to psychotherapy, including ...
Pure Food and Drug Act

Pure Food and Drug Act  

The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 marked the beginning of effective U.S. federal regulation of food and drug labeling and assurance of a safe food supply. It prohibited ...
research institutes

research institutes  

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Independent medical research institutes emerged in several countries in the late 19th and early 20th century. The first such body, founded in 1888, was the Pasteur Institute in Paris, which ...
research misconduct

research misconduct  

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On 26 March 1974 Dr William Summerlin, an immunologist at the Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York, used a black felt-tip pen to darken a transplanted skin patch in two white mice. ...
surgery

surgery  

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n. the branch of medicine that treats injuries, deformities, or disease by operation or manipulation. See also cryosurgery, microsurgery. —surgical adj.
Weaponry, Nonnuclear.

Weaponry, Nonnuclear.  

The history of English conquest in America began with five native bowmen ambushing a scouting party of prospective Jamestown settlers, armed with matchlock muskets. Wounding two settlers before the ...

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