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AMBER

(am'bĕr),

am·ber

(am'bĕr),
1. A hard, dark yellow to tan, fossilized resin derived from pine trees.
2. Having a dark yellow to tan color.
3.
[Ar. anbar]

amber

Etymology: Ar, anbar
a hard fossilized resin derived from pine trees. An oil of amber, Oleum succini, has been used in some pharmaceutical preparations.

amber

A fossilised yellowish tree resin; amber has been used in Chinese medicine as a diuretic, nerve tonic, sedative, to dissolve blood clots, for amenorrhoea, cataracts, convulsions, hysteria and nocturnal emissions.

There is no peer-reviewed data to support or refute therapeutic efficacy.

AMBER

Advanced multi-beam equalisation radiography. A type of imaging that was tested and failed to improve over conventional chest radiography for diagnosing interstitial lung disease, emphysema, diffuse infiltrative disease, pulmonary nodules, mediastinal masses, calcifications of nodules and regional lymphadenopathy.

AMBER

(am'bĕr)
Acronym for advanced multiple-beam equalization radiography.

amber

hypericumperforatum.
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Fossilized plant parts that accompany the amber are the key to clinching its pedigree, he says.
It's a sobering story for people who study amber," says David Grimaldi of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, who wrote a commentary on the work in the same issue of Science.
Since Carboniferous plants already made terpenoids, they wouldn't have had to do much to make the compounds found in the Illinois amber, Gang says.
Amber has entombed spectacular specimens from days long ago, including termites, bees, algae, gnats and even a small frog and lizard.
Hereford & Worcester: red overall, 5 reds, 3 ambers, no greens
Humberside: amber plus overall, 3 greens, 5 ambers, no reds
Totals: out of 400 possible "signals" only 49 are red (11%) or just over 1 on ten; 150 are green (around 39%) and 201 are amber (50%).
East Sussex: amber overall, 1 green, 6 amber, 1 red
Poinar, who also penned a children's book on amber (The Mysteries of Amber, Geofin Press), says that "it's almost a spiritual experience to examine a fossil specimen that had suddenly been trapped in the amber and realize you are seeing the very moment it died.
In many specimens, the host/parasite relationship need not be inferred because the amber offers a full view snapshot of its unfolding.
Although the most illustrative of its times, Dominican amber is not the world's oldest nor its most common.
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