Cola | definition of cola by Medical dictionary
Also found in: Dictionary
2. [L.] strain (imperative form). A generic term for a carbonated beverage—commonly called ‘soda’ or ‘pop’—either artificially sweetened with saccharin or aspartame—average < 5 calories—or glucose, fructose—average 170 calories—purchased in cans or bottles or served from a tap
Adverse effects on health—peer-reviewed data: Carbonation is associated with dental erosion, osteoporosis, increased risk of fractures, and kidney stones; the sweeteners are linked to obesity and increased risk of type 2 diabetes
Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation.
Cola, kola (kō′lă) [W. African kola]
A genus of tropical trees that produce the kola nut. A kola nut extract is used in pharmaceutical preparations and as a main ingredient in some carbonated beverages.
References in periodicals archive
With initial premium levels a major concern to a successful group long-term-care insurance enrollment, many group long-term-care insurance plans de-emphasize compound COLA
and instead offer a pay-as-you-go guaranteed insurability buy-up option.
are wasteful because Uncle Sam gives them to people who don't need the money.
First, they aren't applied year after year to a base pension figure, but are compounded annually, COLA
on top of COLA