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A homeopathic remedy formulated from the cuttlefish, a soft mollusk native to the Mediterranean Sea; it is used primarily for female disorders, such as premenstrual syndrome, physical and emotional changes during pregnancy, prolapsed uterus and pain with sexual intercourse. Sepia is also used for abdominal bloating, violent coughing, fatty food-related indigestion, genital herpes, hair loss, headaches, itching, increased sweating, “liver spots” on skin, low back pain, motion sickness, sinusitis, varicose veins and vertigo.


Computer software in the UK used to maintain data about care performance.
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Despite a drop in export volume and EU ban, fish exports turnover reaches a record $315.525 million, mainly due to increase in demand of shrimps and cuttle-fish from China.
Lian Ruey's extensive product line includes heat-and-eat, semi-prepared and ready-to-cook delicacies ranging from sakura shrimp, lobster stock and cuttle-fish with roe, to orange tobiko, seasoned octopus slices, oyster sauce-flavored locos, sliced conch, seafood nuggets and blue belt halfbeak rolls.
(20) Lewis Amadeus Anspach, A History of the Island of Newfoundland (London 1819), 399; William Epps Cormack, "On the Natural History and economical Uses of the Cod, Capelin, Cuttle-Fish, and Seal, as they occur on the Banks of Newfoundland and the Coasts of that Island and Labrador," Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, 1 (April-July 1829), 32-41; John McGregor, British America, vol.