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A regionally popular term for a physician or researcher who is regarded by his peers as the ultimate expert—the ‘pope’—on a particular subject


Academia A popular term for a physician or researcher regarded by his peers as the ultimate expert–the 'pope' in a particular subject. See Name.

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Q. Dear Doctors,I had cyst in my left ovary and poped it off,after that I have a small pain every day. in HSG everything was OK.my Pop smir is ok and in histroscopy every thing was ok. would you please ask me why I have this pain?

A. as Ann already mentioned - this is a good place to get good advises, not diagnosis... my advise to you is to ask the gyno how long there should be pain after the surgery. i'm sure it take couple of days minimum but i would ask him about it. if there's something wrong he'll know what to do.
sorry i can't help more...

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Between the deaths of the apostles and the emerging dominance of the Roman popes, the Christian movement depended upon the sermons, writings, and correspondences of an intermediate group of church leaders.
The Roman popes were convinced that their authority, as successors of Peter to whom Jesus had given the keys of the kingdom, extended over all other Christian communities when disputes arose.
In this bitter and prolonged struggle, the Roman popes could claim a majority of European states in their camp, but their Avignonese rivals enjoyed a more efficient administrative structure, already in place, and much larger revenues.