Partially oxidized cellulose in the form of an absorbable gauze used to stanch blood flow during surgical procedures in which ligation is not feasible.
What’s the difference between green and black tea? And who is the “Earl” in “Earl Grey?” Whether you start your morning with coffee or tea — it’s part of who you are, but how much do you know about either caffeinated beverage? If you want to learn the mysterious origin of coffee’s name and more, click here. This is about the drink that comes from leaves, not beans. “Tea” comes from the Chinese d’a, and transformed into tea or ch’a depending on …
Who is the “Nobel” in “Nobel Prize” and what does he have to do with explosions?Each year in October, the Nobel Prize committee in Stockholm announces what has become a sort of gold medal for science, literature, and politics. This year’s laureates include Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa in literature and Robert G. Edwards, father of the test tube baby, in medicine. Winners receive a sum usually worth millions of dollars in addition to oodles of prestige. After you read this, you …
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.