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Genus of anthropoid apes that includes the gorilla and chimpanzee. Pan panisus and Pan troglodytes are chimpanzee species used in biologic experiments.
[G. myth. god of forest]


polyarteritis nodosa.


Greek mythological god of the forest.
panic - extreme and unreasoning anxiety and fear.

polyarteritis nodosa

; PAN rare form of necrotizing vasculitis affecting medium-sized arteries (male:female ratio of 2:1) during the fourth to fifth decade of life, especially in hepatitis B-positive individuals, causing multisystem inflammation; presents as a vague systemic illness with muscle pains, mononeuritis multiplex (due to vasa nervorum involvement), abdominal pains, severe hypertension, chest pain, renal impairment, arthritis, claudication, cutaneous purpura, ulcers and gangrene; treated with immunosuppressive drugs and antiviral therapy
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His schtick is the naive, couthy and trembling ramblings of a character who probably counts a two-bar re and a pan loaf among his extravagances.
Rab and Mary were in Amsterdam fighting the Juventus team, of course, but you could see homely touches that marked they had been there - a pan loaf had been left out.
It's just Blue Peter for face-shavers, all workplace train sets, concrete moulds, bomb disposal chemistry sets and "manwiches" of fish fingers on a pan loaf, something even 12-yearolds probably consider themselves a bit too old for.
How many times must you insure the washing machine and was that another half-eaten pan loaf chucked out?