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pearl

 [perl]
1. a smooth lustrous deposit found in certain mollusks, valued as a gem.
2. something resembling this structure, either because of being round and hard or because of being considered valuable.
3. a small medicated granule, or a glass globule with a single dose of volatile medicine, as amyl nitrite.
4. a rounded mass of tough sputum, as seen in the early stages of an attack of asthma.
clinical pearl a short, straightforward piece of clinical advice.
epidermic p's (epithelial p's) rounded concentric masses of epithelial cells found in certain papillomas and epitheliomas.
Laënnec's p's soft casts of the smaller bronchial tubes expectorated in bronchial asthma; see also Curschmann's spirals.

Pearl

(pĕrl),
Raymond, U.S. biologist, 1879-1940. See: Pearl index.

pearl

(pĕrl),
1. A concretion formed around a grain of sand or other foreign body within the shell of certain mollusks.
2. One of a number of small tough masses, for example, mucus occurring in the sputum in asthma.
3. Synonym(s): keratin pearl

PEARL

Medspeak-UK
Psychiatric Emergency, Assessment, and Referral & Liaison. A service developed by the Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust, which was designed to address the fragmented services received after-hours by patients needing emergency mental health services in Manchester (UK).

Metabolism
Postmenopausal Evaluation And Risk Reduction with Lasofoxifene. A study designed to assess:
Primary outcomes—safety and efficacy of lasofoxifene in reducing the risk of osteoporotic fractures; and
Secondary outcomes—incidence of breast cancer, coronary events and hospitalisations for cerebrovascular disease.
 
Conclusion
Long-term lasofoxifene treatment results in benign endometrial changes that do not increase the risk for endometrial cancer or hyperplasia in postmenopausal women.

Logistics
Randomised, international, double-blind, placebo-controlled; 7500 women.

PEARL

Physiologic Endometrial Ablation/Resection Loop A method for resection and ablation procedures using isotonic irrigation–eg, normal saline, eliminating complications associated with non-isotonic irrigation systems which may occur when the tissues absorb irrigation solutions

pearl

(pĕrl)
One of a number of small, tough masses (e.g., mucus occurring in the sputum in asthma).

e·nam·el·o·ma

(ĕ-nam'ĕl-ō'mă)
Developmental anomaly with small nodule of enamel below cementoenamel junction, usually at bifurcation of molar teeth.
Synonym(s): enamel drop, enamel nodule, enamel pearl, pearl.
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"This is one of the biggest collections of natural pearls put together - it is hard to quantify this as pearls of this kind of quality coming together don't happen very often."
When the first cultured pearl jewellery appeared in this country in the 1930s, prices of natural pearls collapsed.
Natural pearls absorb anything they come into contact with, so avoid wearing perfume or heavy make-up or using hair spray near them.
"We pay almost twice as much for our polish in bulk as anybody in the industry, because the natural pearl and extra pigment are very expensive," remarks Borsakian, "but we still price it competitively."
An exhibition showcasing exquisite natural pearls will be held at the Four Seasons Bahrain from March 28 to 31.
As the name suggests, natural pearls are formed by nature.
Bahrain's government is funding the research, which aims to discover why the natural pearl population in the area has declined.
The new collection includes a stylish Oystra ring with three lines of 15 cents diamonds around a natural pearl priced and is priced at Dh2,299.
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): If you thought getting a natural pearl was a matter of chance, then here's some news for you- artificial nacre, or mother of pearl, can now be mass-produced and that too at the cost of manufacturing paper.
CHEPSTOW: 2.25 Bachir, 2.55 Natural Pearl, 3.30 Rose Bay, 4.00 Casimir, 4.30 Audition.
It provides an insight into the country's natural pearl industry, once a main source of revenue before the discovery of oil.

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