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be·tel nut

(bē'tl nŭt),
Areca nut, the nut of the areca palm, Areca catechu (family Palmae), of the East Indies, chewed by some local residents; contains arecoline; euphoratle agent, cholinomimetic; stains teeth and gums red.

betel nut

The nut-like seed of the Areca palm (Areca catechu), typically wrapped in betel leaves and with added flavouring, including lime, clove, cardamom, and catechu, which is chewed from India to New Guinea for its mild stimulant effect.

betel nut

(bet'il) [Portuguese betele]
The nut of the tropical Asian palm Areca catechu, chewed for its stimulant and euphoric effects. Synonym: areca nut

CAUTION!

Chewing betel nut causes cholinergic effects, which some people may not tolerate well. Chewing betel nut has also been associated with oral and esophageal cancers, esp. in those who also smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol.

be·tel nut

(bētĕl nŭt)
Nut of the areca palm, Areca catechu, of the East Indies, chewed by some local residents; contains arecoline; stains teeth and gums red.
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Contrary to betel nut and some of its constituents, there is an absolute dearth of pharmacological activity studies on effect of betel leaf and stem extracts.
People chewing and spitting betel nuts is common in the country but leaves behind a red stain wherever they choose to aim.
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Even so, the results of this study, combined with evidence gathered from our review of the literature, lead us to conclude that in the absence of certain preoperative risk factors (tonsillar asymmetry, a neck mass, a visible tonsillar lesion, a history of cancer, constitutional symptoms, or a history of tobacco, paan leaf, or betel nut use), routine histologic examination of tonsillectomy specimens is not necessary and serves only to increase costs and divert man-hours.
There will be twelve in numbers and it will be accompanied by the ten betel nuts and other gifts.
Studies on anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of betel nut in rodents.
In the linear regression model presented in Table 2, the estimates represent the change in mean levels of each outcome variable associated with a 1-[micro]g/L increase in plasma Se with and without adjusting for age, sex, BMI, smoking, betel nut use, plasma folate, plasma [B.
This is true that we get good profit for betel nut and betel nut business is more profitable than any other business," said Ramalingam, a shopkeeper
This prohibition also applies to the leaves, betel nut and other condiments, which are used in the preparation of 'paan'.
With approval from the Ethics Committee of Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital (Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital IRB:097028) we studied the influence of long-term betel nut chewing (daily for over five years) on difficult intubation in 218 males requiring tracheal intubation for elective surgery.
Paan and betel nut - which are more widely used in Asian communities - also increase the risk of mouth cancer dramatically.