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Drug slang A regional street term for any dark abuse substance—opium, amphetamine, marijuana
Nutrition A comestible prepared from ground and roasted beans of the cacao plant, Theobroma cacao, native to South America; it is composed of cocoa butter, a substance high in stearic acid, which is converted in vivo to oleic acid, which may lower cholesterol; 1/3 of cocoa butter is palmitic acid which increases cholesterol

chocolate

A comestible prepared from ground and roasted beans of the cacao plant, Theobroma cacao, native to South America; it is composed of cocoa butter, a substance high in stearic acid, which is converted in vivo to oleic acid, which may lower cholesterol;13 of cocoa butter is palmitic acid which ↑ cholesterol. See Chocolate craving, Cf Carob Drug slang A regional street term for opium; amphetamine; marijuana.

chocolate

a medium-brown (milk chocolate) coat color of cats seen on the extremities of chocolate-pointed Siamese and Colorpoints and, uncommonly, as a variety of Burmese.

Patient discussion about chocolate

Q. Is it possible to be addicted to chocolate? I love chocolate and eat at least a bar a day. Does this mean I am addicted to it?

A. few of my friends are addicted to dark chocolate, the really dark once. But I do believe its easy to quit (if you can resist that good taste), one of my friend eat dark chocolate just to help her fall asleep, which is very weird. But after she cured her sleeping problem she stopped eating.

Q. my friend ate a bar of chocolate and now her left neck gland is swollen any ideas why? no other symptoms

A. it can be an infection -just like brandon said- or although this is rare, it can also be an allergic reaction.
if it is an infection, you can usually find such other infection symptoms like : fever, pain in that swollen area, increased white blood cells (in blood work test), etc.

if it is an allergy, usually it will fade away itself in couple of days, or you can just try to consume anti-allergic drugs, such as : loratadine and maybe combined with dexamethasone.

Good luck, and stay healthy always..

Q. What is good about having chocolate and what is bad as I heard it effects to our joints…? Hi, I am a chocolate lover and wanted to know what is good about having chocolate and what is bad as I heard it effects to our joints….?

A. i love chocolate. i especially like dark, concentrated chocolates. so i looked it up to find some medical info about it. i encountered this article in pubmed:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121490920/PDFSTART

i'm not sure you'll have access to it but it generally gives a list of beneficial virtues of chocolate- increase cell survival and such . but all this experiments done on rats and with a great amount of chocolate.

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