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/ap·ple/ (ap´'l)
1. the edible fruit of the rosaceous tree, Malus sylvestris ; in dried powdered form it is used as an antidiarrheal.
2. something that resembles this fruit.

Adam's apple  laryngeal prominence.
The fruit of the tree Malus sylvestris, which has a long tradition as a ‘healthy food’; the components responsible for the 'apple effect' include high pectin content, soluble fiber and polyphenols
Apples may be useful in reducing the risk of cancer, controlling DM, favourably altering GI transit times in both constipation and diarrhea, and for cardiovascular disease, as pectin decreases cholesterol


Popular nutrition The fruit of the tree Malus sylvestris, which has a long tradition as a 'healthy food'; the components responsible for the apple's effect include its high pectin content, soluble fiber, and polyphenols. See Healthy foods.


The edible, more-or-less spheric fruit of trees of the genus Malus.
[O.E. aeppel]


apple pulp
ingestion of large amounts can cause lactic acidosis, or manganese deficiency resulting in congenital chondrodystrophy.

Patient discussion about apple

Q. what about drinking vinger apple to keep fit?

A. 90% of the alternative medicine people use are not tested clinically. it doesn't mean they don't work, just that that no one tested them to see if they are truly useful and what is the active ingredient in them. in a site i found they gave a big list of what can apple vinegar can help you for. from acne to cholesterol, diabetes and Menstrual problems. too much if you ask me. if there were 3-5 things on the list it was reasonable. but almost 20? so you might as well take it cause it wouldn't hurt you. but i'm not sure about the usefulness. try it and let me know :)

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Applied ethics can be understood and applied in addressing the rotten core aspects (through social ethics), rotten barrel aspects (through business ethics), and rotten apple aspects (through professional ethics).
6 million fortune, are merely the rotten apples in an otherwise clean barrel.
Pulawski smiled and reiterated, "Some rotten apple has infected his good soul.
The rotten apple doesn't fall far from the tree," said Melanie Sloan, Executive Director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
Yes, there can be a rotten apple in the barrel, but that can happen in any age group Your worries about teenagers have got out of control, so my first tip is to stop watching the news or reading negative stories because that's only going to feed your fear.
But Berlusconi, who branded Balotelli a rotten apple earlier this month, said the Serie A giants do not have the cash to fund the 24 million pound splurge.
Initially it seemed one rotten apple was behind the abuse of special needs children.
I am afraid I believe Tony Blair was the original rotten apple and now the whole barrel has gone putrid.
If one rotten apple can do that, small wonder that a whole basketful can and still does threaten the entire banking system.
It was if there was a rotten apple or garlic smell minutes later.
Tory MP Nigel Evans said: "Every profession has a rotten apple but this is a truckload.
Which is why, instead of castigating Mereseyside Police for the actions of one rotten apple, we should today be praising them for meeting the high moral standards we expect of them.