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1. the color produced by the longest waves of the visible spectrum, approximately 630 to 750 nm.
2. a dye or stain with this color.
scarlet red an azo dye used as a biological stain for fats.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


One of the primary colors, produced by the longest waves of the visible spectrum, with violet at the other end. For individual red dyes, see specific name.
[A.S. reád]
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Drug slang A regional term for, ‘under the influence of drugs, stoned’
Fringe medicine A colour believed—by the proponents of the pseudoscience of colour therapy—to increase circulation and energy, and reduce anxiety
Physics A primary colour produced by the longest waves of the visible electromagnetic spectrum from 630 to 740 nm
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One of the hues of the visible spectrum evoked by stimulation of the retina by wavelengths beyond 630 nm. The complementary colours to red are blue-green (between 490.4 and 492.4 nm).
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

Patient discussion about red

Q. is red meat bad for you??? and what about white meat like pork??? why is consider to be healthy eating vegie what are the advantages of this kind of nutrition ? what are the actual differences in a nutrition matter ?

A. Eating red meat an average of about twice a day seems to raise the risk of stomach cancer. This risk is increased even more if the meat is barbecued and well done. there are more evidence about colon cancer , and also higher risk of strokes. but i have no idea about white meat. although barbecued meat (white or red) had a material that our liver cause it to be cancerous.

Q. Does anybody know what can be done about a very itchy red rash on ones' toes which comes back every few months I've used different sorts of creams such as Lamasil. It's really bothering me and I'd love to get a few directions before I give up and go see a doctor.

A. Sounds like 'Athletes foot'. Here is a website that lists some remedies for it:'s_Foot.cfm

Q. I have red blotches under my skin and swelling on hands and feet with joint pain. Any answers. it has been two days the blotches are gone but I still have swelling.

A. could be some kind of joint Rheumatic fever... some kind of joint infection. this should be looked upon by a Dr. those things can cause damage if not treated right. a bacterial infection that is not treated can cause a permanent damage.

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Bring to gentle simmer, add the herbs, port and redcurrant jelly.
What you get: All products from the Taste the Difference range, including Belgian chocolate assortment, Glenfiddich-flavoured shortbread, redcurrant sauce, marmalade, red and white wine, bottle of Cava, China and Darjeeling tea, cheese biscuits, cookies, Christmas pud with cognac, butter toffee, chutney, strawberry jam.
Julie also enjoys growing fruit and vegetables, including gooseberries, redcurrants, potatoes and tomatoes grown in two portable greenhouses.
3Brush each tart with plenty of redcurrant glaze, sit back and admire your lovely creations, then demolish them with the help of three deserving friends.
Bags of redcurrant aroma and a bit of cherry spice.
Apple trees, redcurrant and blackcurrant bushes were planted by CONE members and staff from the Briardale to help attract birds and insects to the community garden.
GLAZED MOCK HAM (serves 4) [lamb that has been cured in a seasoned brine] 1 cup (250ml) white vinegar Half cup (100g) brown sugar 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns 1 medium (150g) onion, chopped finely Redcurrant Lemon Glaze:
2 racks of lamb, each of 6 cutlets; 2tbsp redcurrant jelly; 2tbsp Italian seasoning (or
Leave about 5ml (1tsp) oil in the pan, add the gravy or stock and stir in the redcurrant jelly or cranberry sauce.
For the redcurrant and mint relish, pick the redcurrants from their stems and put into a bowl.
75g pkt ready-made sweet pastry; 4tbsp redcurrant jelly, melted and cooled; 50g cream cheese; 350g strawberries, hulled and sliced
Makes 12 Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes For the pastry: 225g/8oz plain flour 50g/2oz icing sugar 100g/4oz butter, diced 2 egg yolks For the filling: 200ml/7fl oz double cream 25g/1oz icing sugar 2 tbsp elderflower cordial 400g/14oz strawberries, sliced 75g/3oz redcurrant jelly 1.