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Medicinal herb obtained from Adonis vernalis (family Ranunculaceae), grown in eastern Europe and used there in the treatment of congestive heart failure. Contains strophanthidin and related cardiotonic glycosides.
Synonym(s): false hellebore
[G. Adōnis, mythical figure, fr. Phoenicial adon, lord]
Aspirin Dose Optimized in Non-Cardioembolic Ischemic Stroke. An ongoing trial designed to determine the optimum aspirin—an antiplatelet agent that inhibits thromboxane A2—dose needed to minimize recurrence of noncardioembolic ischemic stroke and drug-related adverse events
Primary endpoint Recurrent stroke, MI, vascular death, serious adverse events at 2 years
Conclusions Stroke is highest in those who do not modify their diets


Flowering plant (Adonis vernalis) thought to have medicinal qualities similar to those of Digitalis (q.v.); may cause serious drug interactions.
[G. Adōnis, mythical figure, fr. Phoenicial adon, lord]


a genus of the plant family Ranunculaceae; contain adonitoxin, adonidin, cardiac glycosides which cause diarrhea. Includes A. autumnalis (A. microcarpa), A. aestivalis, A. annua (A. microcarpa), A. microcarpa, A. vernalis.
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By far those most scathing criticism came from Durham's Kevan Jones, who attacked Lord Adonis as never having being elected to any post "apart from when he was milk monitor at school".
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The three principal singers enact not only Venus, Adonis and Mars but also the opera singers who are rehearsing a new opera about these characters.
It can be a real pleasure to watch him develop a compelling reading of a text out of its hunting imagery by reading that imagery alongside the social practice of hunting, as when he turns to "blooding" rituals to reveal the significance of Venus' gesture of anointing herself with Adonis' blood in Venus and Adonis, or when he interprets The Taming of the Shrew in light of manuals about the taming of falcons--"manning," as training falcons to the lure was called (101-02).