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A preparation, usually of herbal origin, with a bitter taste, which allegedly triggers a cascade of sensory CNS responses—e.g., stimulation of appetite, increased flow of gastric and bile juices, hepatic detoxification, and effecting intrinsic repair of the gastrointestinal tract

bitter

(bĭt′ĕr) [AS. biter, strong]
Having a caustic, sharp, or disagreeable taste. It is one of the five taste senses (bitter, salty, savory, sour, and sweet).

bitter

1. an austere and unpalatable taste like that of quinine.
2. a medicinal and culinary agent used as a tonic, alterative or appetizer.

bitter almond
a variety of Prunus amygdalus, the almond tree. Grown for the production of almond oil. The kernel of its seed contains sufficient cyanogenetic glycoside to be a possible cause of cyanide poisoning. The smell of bitter almonds is often quoted as being a characteristic finding in cases of cyanide poisoning in animals.
bitter bark
see alstoniaconstricta.
bitter melon
citrulluslanatus.
bitter rubberweed
hymenoxysodorata.
bitter sneezeweed
heleniumamarum.
bitter vetch
ervumervilia.
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By introducing data quality initiatives, some companies have added millions of dollars to their bottom line as they gain benefits such as increased sales, lower distribution costs, and better compliance," Bitterer said.
Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools, Ted Friedman, Andreas Bitterer, July 28, 2011.
1 Gartner "Cool Vendors in Analytics and Business Intelligence, 2011" by Bill Gassman, Gareth Herschel, James Richardson, Andreas Bitterer, W.
Sallam, Bill Hostmann, James Richardson, Andreas Bitterer, 29 January 2010
Over the years, organizations have made significant investments to automate their business processes - today's challenge is to leverage the stored information and optimize process performance and decision making," said Andreas Bitterer, Vice President of Research at Gartner.
The report was published April 22, 2010, and written by Gartner analysts Bill Gassman, James Richardson, Andreas Bitterer, John Hagerty, Rita L.
More and more organizations are looking to EII technology to respond appropriately to on-demand information requirements," says Andreas Bitterer, research director at META Group, a leading provider of information technology research, advisory services, and strategic consulting.
in its "Cool Vendors in Analytics and Business Intelligence, 2011" report by Bill Gassman, Gareth Herschel, James Richardson, Andreas Bitterer, W.
The emerging trend of combining open-source data mining technologies with high-throughput data processing offers new opportunities for organizations that want to analyze large datasets economically," said Gartner Research Vice President Andreas Bitterer.
Sallam, James Richardson, Andreas Bitterer - March 9, 2009
According to the report authored by Ted Friedman and Andreas Bitterer, "The trend of convergence of the data quality tools market with related markets for data integration tools and MDM products continues, as market demand increasingly moves toward broader data management capabilities spanning all of these disciplines.