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Taxus

(taks'us),
Genus of plants including the Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolia); its bark yields antitumor agents of the taxane group.

Taxus

genus of the Taxaceae family of trees and shrubs; contain the toxic alkaloid taxine which causes abdominal pain, convulsions, vomiting, dyspnea, diarrhea in most patients and acute heart failure and sudden death in a few cases. Includes Taxus baccata, T. baccata var. fastigiata (Irish or churchyard yew), T. brevifolia (western yew), T. canadensis (ground hemlock), T. cuspitata (Japanese yew).
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Taxus baccata. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003
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Study design: Pharmacokinetic study of PTX after oral administration of Taxus chinensis extracts or single PTX was performed.
The company has taken this step due to its strategic collaboration and funding arrangement completed with China-based Shanxi Taxus Pharmaceuticals.
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The genus Taxus includes 12 species, only one native to Europe, with few morphological features to distinguish some species from others (COPE, 1998; PARMAR & al.
Ubicar e inventariar las poblaciones de Taxus globosa en el Noreste de Mexico y determinar la distribucion por clases de altura, diametro y cobertura aerea de los individuos, con la finalidad de conocer su cantidad y distribucion.
In patients receiving the Taxus Express stent, the restenosis rate was similar irrespective of diabetes status, while diabetic patients who received the Taxus Liberte stent were slightly, but not significantly, more likely to have restenosis than were their nondiabetic peers.
The Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's ruling that Boston Scientific's Express, TAXUS Express and Liberte Stents infringe one J&J patent and that the patent is valid.
Tough conifers such as taxus, pines and picea are also great for roof gardens as they are naturally hardy and their needle-like foliage is windresistant.
At 1 year, the study met its primary and major secondary end points, which found that Xience V was statistically superior to the Taxus stent in reducing angiographic in-segment late loss at 8 months, and statistically noninferior with regard to target vessel failure at 9 months.
The firms also reported rates of death and heart attack that were about the same for drug-eluting and bare-metal stents and stressed the 50-70% reduction in revascularization procedures necessitated by in-stent restenosis in patients treated with Taxus or Cypher.
based company's Taxus drug-coated stents - Boston Scientific's top-selling product - as well as Vaxcel implantable infusion ports used to administer drugs and Symmetry catheters that insert medical devices.
Women did significantly better with the paclitaxel-eluting Taxus stent than with the bare metal stent; and in most respects they did seem to respond similarly to men," explained Dr.