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pearl

 [perl]
1. a smooth lustrous deposit found in certain mollusks, valued as a gem.
2. something resembling this structure, either because of being round and hard or because of being considered valuable.
3. a small medicated granule, or a glass globule with a single dose of volatile medicine, as amyl nitrite.
4. a rounded mass of tough sputum, as seen in the early stages of an attack of asthma.
clinical pearl a short, straightforward piece of clinical advice.
epidermic p's (epithelial p's) rounded concentric masses of epithelial cells found in certain papillomas and epitheliomas.
Laënnec's p's soft casts of the smaller bronchial tubes expectorated in bronchial asthma; see also Curschmann's spirals.

Pearl

(pĕrl),
Raymond, U.S. biologist, 1879-1940. See: Pearl index.

pearl

(pĕrl),
1. A concretion formed around a grain of sand or other foreign body within the shell of certain mollusks.
2. One of a number of small tough masses, for example, mucus occurring in the sputum in asthma.
3. Synonym(s): keratin pearl

pearl

(perl)
1. a small rounded mass or body.
2. a rounded mass of tough sputum as seen in the early stages of an attack of bronchial asthma.

epidermic pearls , epithelial pearls rounded concentric masses of epithelial cells found in squamous cell carcinomas.
Laënnec's pearls  soft casts of the smaller bronchial tubes expectorated in bronchial asthma.

PEARL

Medspeak-UK
Psychiatric Emergency, Assessment, and Referral & Liaison. A service developed by the Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust, which was designed to address the fragmented services received after-hours by patients needing emergency mental health services in Manchester (UK).

Metabolism
Postmenopausal Evaluation And Risk Reduction with Lasofoxifene. A study designed to assess:
Primary outcomes—safety and efficacy of lasofoxifene in reducing the risk of osteoporotic fractures; and
Secondary outcomes—incidence of breast cancer, coronary events and hospitalisations for cerebrovascular disease.
 
Conclusion
Long-term lasofoxifene treatment results in benign endometrial changes that do not increase the risk for endometrial cancer or hyperplasia in postmenopausal women.

Logistics
Randomised, international, double-blind, placebo-controlled; 7500 women.

PEARL

Physiologic Endometrial Ablation/Resection Loop A method for resection and ablation procedures using isotonic irrigation–eg, normal saline, eliminating complications associated with non-isotonic irrigation systems which may occur when the tissues absorb irrigation solutions

pearl

(pĕrl)
One of a number of small, tough masses (e.g., mucus occurring in the sputum in asthma).

e·nam·el·o·ma

(ĕ-nam'ĕl-ō'mă)
Developmental anomaly with small nodule of enamel below cementoenamel junction, usually at bifurcation of molar teeth.
Synonym(s): enamel drop, enamel nodule, enamel pearl, pearl.

pearl

1. a small medicated granule, or a glass globule with a single dose of volatile medicine, as amyl nitrite.
2. a rounded mass of tough sputum, as seen in the early stages of an attack of bronchial asthma.

pearl disease
calcification of the nodular lesions of pleural tuberculosis in cattle.
enamel pearl
small rounded masses of enamel adherent to the dentine of a tooth.
epidermic p's
rounded concentric masses of epithelial cells found in certain papillomas and epitheliomas and as epithelial remnants of the dental lamina in the gingiva and jaws where they may give rise to cysts and tumors. Called also epithelial pearls.
epithelial p's
see epidermic pearls (above).
pearl millet
see pennisetumamericanum.
squamous pearl
see horn pearls.
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First, the government places quality restrictions on the export of black pearls.
representatives blame these disappointing results on economic problems in Japan, the leading market for Tahitian black pearls, and assure everyone that in future auctions the price and quantity will be higher.
Nonetheless, this outlet for pearls provides a viable though tough market in which to sell one's black pearls.
Further, the next few harvests ended up being unproductive due to "pollution" that infected the atoll waters causing the oysters to die prior to reaching the maturity necessary to produce fine black pearls of sellable size.
According to myth, Oro, the Polynesian god of war, descended to Earth on a rainbow to present a Bora Bora princess with a black pearl.
Unlike the Japanese cultured white pearl, the Polynesian black pearl is formed only by the giant blacklipped oyster (Pinctada margaritifera), which thrives in the Tuamotu lagoons.
Then last year, when Lee changed his focus from designing gold jewelry to working with Tahitian black pearls, sales more than doubled.
In fact, growth in the mainland market for black pearls has shown up in the profit margins of more than a few Hawaii-based black pearl jewelry companies.
Tahitian black pearls have gone from being all but non-existent 20 years ago to their current place as a hot fashion item seen on haute couture runways.
This is called the primary market and it's the only place where money from the sale of Black Pearl shares actually goes to Black Pearl.
If we go for a much bigger launch and Black Pearl is seen as a good investment its shares might be listed on a major stock exchange.
The demand will depend on how well Black Pearl performs.