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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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A three-level governance framework provides insight for analyzing the causes of failure comprise: external governance (this deals with the rotten core aspects and addresses the issues that financial institutions face in the marketplace), internal governance (this deals with the rotten barrel aspects and addresses responsibilities and accountability of the firm), and individual governance (this deals with the rotten apple aspects and ensures that individuals are able to fulfill the obligations of both internal and external governance).
Gerald Bracey offers me and my co-author a belated Rotten Apple award.
It is again flattering to win Gerald Bracey's Rotten Apple Award, along with the likes of President Clinton, Vice President Gore, William Bennett, journalists from the New York Times and Washington Post, and such influential scholars as Chester Finn and Diane Ravitch.
Balotelli's 14 Premier League games this season have bought him just one goal and the 22-year-old was last week dubbed a rotten apple by AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi.
He is a rotten apple and could infect every group where he goes, even Milan.
So long as one rotten apple is left in the barrel .
There is a saying that one rotten apple can spoil a barrel which is how they used to be stored, in close proximity in barrels.
Unfortunately even in the nursing profession there will be the odd rotten apple.
It was if there was a rotten apple or garlic smell minutes later.
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.
The poster asks: "Is there a rotten apple in the barrel?
The Eighth Bracey Report, with all those Rotten Apple Awards, was on my mind.