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A genus of plants of the family Labiatae. Mentha piperita is peppermint; Mentha pulegium, pennyroyal; Mentha viridis, spearmint.
Synonym(s): mint


an herb that is native to Europe and is now grown widely throughout the United States and Canada.
uses It is used as a flavoring and medicinally for GI disorders. Peppermint oil may exert beneficial effects in irritable bowel syndrome.
contraindications Mint should not be used during pregnancy and lactation, in children, or in those with known hypersensitivity to this herb or gastroesophageal reflux disease.


Abbreviation for:
Myocardial Infarction with Novastan and TPA


n Latin names:
Mentha x piperita, Mentha spicata; parts used: leaves, oil; uses: antiseptic, antiemetic, diarrhea, gallbladder conditions, indigestion, topical analgesic, aromatherapy; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, gallbladder inflamma-tion, GERD, severe liver conditions, kidney disease, ulcers, irritation of mucosae. Also called
balm mint, brandy mint, green mint, lamb mint, or
our lady's mint.


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The witnesses, Minter said, tried to talk to the boy but he ran away.
Dennis devotes a great deal of his life to ensure that the promises are fulfilled to the men and women who served," said Minter.
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Mrs Minter, of Lascelles Hall, said: "I'm delighted that our books have now been made available to all.
KEVAN MINTER, better known to punters as 'The Colonel' from his appearances on At The Races, has taken on the public relations role for ambitious Suffolk-based bookmaker Premier Racing Services.
The board of directors of Fauquier Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ: FBSS) has appointed John B Adams Jr as chairman and Randolph T Minter as vice chairman of Fauquier Bankshares, effective January 1, 2010.
And following this sound advice will make a difference to resale value, says Haynes Workshop Manuals' editorial director Matthew Minter.
His father-in-law, Stephen Minter, has written to Gordon Brown: "Because of you I now have a 26-year-old daughter with no husband and a five-month-old grandson with no father.
According to a national newspaper, his father-inlaw, Stephen Minter, told Gordon Brown: "Because of you I now have a 26-year-old daughter with no husband and a five-month-old grandson with no fa ther.
Minter has written several books on Java applications such as Pro Hibernate 3 and Portlet API, and he provides web developers with a step-by-step tutorial on the use and testing of the Spring 2 open source toolkit.
FORMER British light-welterweight champion Nigel Wright takes on the son of British boxing legend Alan Minter in York Hall tonight.
Minter had always been the anxious type, but after giving birth to her first child, Christopher, her paranoia skyrocketed.