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Subject: Music

This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

p20

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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2019

...p20 1. p20-ARC One of the subunits of ARP2/3 . 2. p20-CGGBP (CGG-binding protein1) A protein that binds to the unmethylated form of the trinucleotide repeat in the 5′ UTR that is a feature of fragile X syndrome . 3. p20-CCAAT enhancer-binding protein β ‎ ( CEBP β ‎), a truncated C/EBP β ‎...

interleukin-20

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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...interleukin-20 ( IL-20 ) One of the IL-10 family of cytokines, produced by monocytes and keratinocytes, and an autocrine factor for keratinocytes. The receptor is up-regulated dramatically in psoriatic skin....

A20

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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...A20 A cytoplasmic zinc finger protein (790 aa) that inhibits NF κ ‎B activity and TNF-mediated programmed cell death. The expression of the A20 mRNA is upregulated by TNF α ‎. It is a dual function enzyme with deubiquitinating and ubiquitin ligase activity that triggers degradation of RIP ( receptor interacting protein kinase ) an essential mediator of the TNF receptor-1 signalling...

STE20 kinases

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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...STE20 kinases A group of serine/threonine kinases involved in regulating a range of processes including the cell cycle, apoptosis, and stress responses. Yeast Ste20p (sterile 20 protein) is a mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase kinase (MAP4K) involved in the mating pathway. The human homologues, of which there are 28, have a conserved kinase domain but a diversity of additional domains involved in interactions with signalling systems and cytoskeletal-regulatory proteins. The Ste20 group kinases are further divided into the p21-activated kinase (...

changing patterns of disease in the 20th century

changing patterns of disease in the 20th century   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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2006
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Medicine and health
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...patterns of disease in the 20th century In Britain and other industrial nations at the end of the 20th century, more people than ever survive to old age, and most lead healthier lives than they did at the beginning of the century. Diseases once prevalent and deadly have become uncommon or rare, or even disappeared; but new causes of disability and premature death have emerged. There were greater changes in the incidence, prevalence, severity, and mortality of many diseases and disabilities in the 20th century than in any previous century. Accounting for...

gestodene

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...gestodene [ jes -toh-deen] n. a progestogen used in oral contraceptives in combination with ethinylestradiol (an oestrogen). Trade names: Femodene , Femodette , Katya 30/75 , Millinette 20/75 , Sunya 20/75 , Triadene...

Guedel airway

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...Guedel airway [ gwed -ĕl] n. an oropharyngeal airway used in anaesthesia and resuscitation. [ A. E. Guedel (20th century), US...

wisdom tooth

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...wisdom tooth [ wiz -dŏm] n. the third molar tooth on each side of either jaw, which erupts normally around the age of 20...

Horton’s syndrome

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...Horton’s syndrome [ hor -t’nz] n. a severe headache caused by the release of histamine. [ B. T. Horton (20th century), US...

Chediak-Higashi syndrome

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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... [ ched -i-ak hi- gash -i] n. a rare fatal hereditary (autosomal recessive) condition causing enlargement of the liver and spleen, albinism, and abnormalities of the eye. It is thought to be due to a disorder of glycolipid metabolism. [ A. Chediak (20th century), Cuban physician; O. Higashi (20th century), Japanese...

Stein-Leventhal syndrome

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...Stein-Leventhal syndrome [styn- lev -ĕn-thal] n. see polycystic ovary syndrome . [ I. F. Stein (20th century) and M. L. Leventhal ( 1901–71 ), US...

Waterston’s operation

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...Waterston’s operation [ waw -ter-stŏnz] n. the operation of joining the right pulmonary artery to the ascending aorta, performed to relieve tetralogy of Fallot. [ D. Waterston (20th century), British...

antepartum

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...antepartum [anti- par -tŭm] adj. occurring before the onset of labour. a. haemorrhage ( APH ) bleeding from the genital tract after the 20th week of pregnancy until the birth of the...

Letterer-Siwe disease

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...Letterer-Siwe disease [ let -er-er sy -wĕ] n. see Langerhans cell histiocytosis . [ E. Letterer (20th century) and S. A. Siwe ( 1897–1966 ), German...

menthol

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...menthol [ men -thol] n. a compound extracted from peppermint oil, used in inhalants to relieve cold symptoms, in ointments and liniments, and to relieve itching. Formula: C 10 H 20...

Mobitz type I and type II

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...Mobitz type I and type II [ moh -bitz] pl. n. types of abnormality on an electrocardiogram ( ECG ) tracing that indicate forms of heart block. [ W. Mobitz (20th century), German...

Billings method

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...Billings method [ bil -ingz] n. a method of planning pregnancy involving the daily examination of cervical mucus, which varies in consistency and colour throughout the menstrual cycle. [J. and E. Billings (20th century), Australian...

Batchelor plaster

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...Batchelor plaster [ ba -chĕ-ler] n. a type of plaster that keeps both legs abducted and medially rotated, used to correct congenital dislocation of the hip. [ J. S. Batchelor (20th century), British orthopaedic...

sperm count

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...sperm count n. an estimate of the total number of spermatozoa in a specimen of ejaculated semen, which is used as a measure of male fertility. Normal values for sperm concentration are 20–200 million spermatozoa per ml ejaculate. See also seminal analysis...

Schedule for Assessment of Negative Symptoms

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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2017
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...Schedule for Assessment of Negative Symptoms ( SANS ) [ shed -yool] n. an assessment tool designed to identify 20 negative symptoms of schizophrenia (apathy, social withdrawal, lack of spontaneity, etc.), which are numerically graded on a scale from 0 to...

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