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A derivative of penicillin used in treating infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, and Haemophilus influenzae.
Where Did The Strange Expression “Hair Of The Dog” Come From?If you woke up on New Year’s Day feeling as if you had been hit by a truck, you may have sought a hangover remedy with an infamously odd name: the hair of the dog. A morning drink may be the last thing you want after a night of boozing. But that’s exactly what this quirky English expression means. Originally, the expression referred to a method of treating a …
Nutritional vs. HealthyYou’ll often see these two words in the same paragraph or even the same sentence, and at first glance, it seems natural that healthy and nutritional would go hand-in-hand. But, a closer examination reveals the true scope of each word, and a better understanding may help you make better food choices. (No judgment. Some of us are still holding on to our love of a certain breakfast cereal …
- azimuthal equidistant projection,
- azimuthal projection,
- azimuthal quantum number,
- azine dye,
- azo dye,
- azo group
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