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Beer

(bēr),
August, German physicist, 1825-1863. See: Beer-Lambert law, Beer law.

Beer

(bēr),
Georg J., ophthalmologist in Hapsburg Empire, 1763-1821. See: Beer knife.

beer

adjective Referring to some facet of beer—e.g., the colour or its inebriating effect.

noun A fermented liquor made from a malted grain, commonly barley, with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavour.

beer

Nutrition A fermented liquor made from a malted grain, commonly barley, with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavor. See Alcoholism, Purple grapes.

Patient discussion about beer

Q. Why is there ‘beer belly’? Why are overweight people that drink a lot of beer regularly said to have ‘beer belly’? Beer doesn’t seem to have so many calories – it’s not sweet

A. Indeed beer isn’t rich in sugar, but alcohol is a very caloric substance- each gram of alcohol (e.g. ethanol) has more calories than sugar (although less than fat). Beer actually has about the same amount of calories as coke.

Q. Can you become an alcoholic if you drink only beer?

A. you can become addicted to anything that has alcohol in it/beer/wine/coolers/ect.you can drink but keep an eye on how much you drink,some people are addicted and dont know it,some no it but dont want any body else to know it?alcohol is a drug treat it us so--mrfoot56

Q. I am a regular beer drinker. I am a regular beer drinker. I drink 3 cans of beer every day in the morning. Every alternate day in place of water I drink beer and especially when I am very thirsty, I drink even more beer than usual. Recently I have insomnia due to guilt as my wife has been very patient with my beer drinking for the past 14 years. I feel stressed out because of my guilt feeling and with less sleep. I feel like leaving my wife as I feel guilty every time I look at her. It has been very difficult for me and I would appreciate any suggestions which would make me feel better.

A. HELLO ADDICTION START THIS WAY....AND IT ONLY GOING TO GET WORST IF YOU DONT DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT-NOW-LIKE OLIVIA SAID...GO TO A REHAB...IF YOU CANT DO THAT RIGHT NOW...FIND OUT WHERE THEIR IS A ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN YOUR AREA....I DONT KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE..BUT..HERE IN THE (USA)YOU CAN FIND THAT OUT BY CALLING THERE 800#....IF THAT DOESNT WORK..HERE IS A WEB SITE THAT CAN HELP(INTHEROOMS.COM)THEY WILL HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY---MRFOOT56

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I enjoy indulging in the sweet nectar of tequila on occasion, but you're trying to turn me into an alcoholic
They use their sweet nectar to lure insects into their juglike cavities, which are filled with digestive enzymes that break down the bugs.
Had he been, James Kelch would surely have given him a sweeter deal on those boards than eBay, and he most certainly would have sampled the sweet nectar of Ole HP.
An average bee colony yields about 10-15 kilograms of honey produced by the 20,000 to 60,000 bees working to create the sweet nectar.
As they eat the sweet nectar in flowering plants, pollen sticks to their body and they carry it with them wherever they go bringing pollen to lots of other plants and flowers.
The two-inch-long scarlet to burnt-orange tubular flowers scarcely open their tiny lobes and are favoured by butterflies as holes-in-the-wall in which to rest and imbibe the sweet nectar.
The shrivelled grapes are crushed while still frozen and yield a miserly quantity of intensely sweet nectar.
Ants and flies visit the pitcher plants for the sweet nectar, and some fall in.
Plant eaters usually eat seeds, but some may eat leaves and fruit, and some like the tiny humming birds of America live on the sweet nectar of flowers.
Orange blossoms' sweet nectar flavor makes them very popular in herbal blends.
He saw the proverbial worm beginning to turn in '98 when Riley's second and final team at OSU finished 5-6 and sipped the sweet nectar of victory in Erickson's first season when the Beavers went 7-5 and played in a bowl (the Oahu) for the first time since the Rose after the 1964 season - 16 years before Weathersby was born.
Mountain meadows across the West are a swirling tapestry of color as countless butterflies gather to drink sweet nectar, perform elaborate courtship dances, and lay eggs.