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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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So the ever positive Minty decides that she must take matters into her own hooves to remedy the situation.
The judge said Minty told police who confronted him about the Elvis day incident: "I want to admit it," he said.
As the sequence of events is narrated in the Washington court filings, Minty was originally approached to discuss the UN issue on a visit to Iran in 2004, when he met MTN executives in an exchange organized by South Africa's ambassador to Iran, Yusuf Saloojee.
Minty was born and raised in Athol, the son of Clifton and Beatrice (White) Minty and attended local schools.
THEY'RE BACK: Kat returns, as a blonde and with Alfie, while Hev and Minty christen George.
Meanwhile, Minty panics when he sees Heather with her wedding dress - but it turns out she was only planning to make a christening gown from it.
Kate has left England for Krogh's dark, monolithic Swedish empire and never intends to return home; Krogh recalls only a single, one-dimensional, sterile memory of a poverty-stricken home life which he has allowed to dictate his present circumstances; and Minty visits "home" only in contorted and embellished memories which bear little resemblance to reality.
But the date of the wedding is making Minty uneasy because its almost a year to the day since Dawn was due to marry Jase, but Dawn isn't impressed with his interfering and suggests to Garry that they leave Walford.
30PM, FRI 8PM IN WHAT might be the most heartbreaking scenes of EastEnders ever filmed, Heather and Minty go to court to get divorced.
Abdul Samad Minty of South Africa received 11 votes and Luis Echavarri of Spain got four.
Neither Yukiya Amano of Japan or Abdul Samad Minty of South Africa were able to secure the two-thirds majority needed to replace Mohamed ElBaradei, the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) chief.