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A preparation, usually of herbal origin, with a bitter taste, which allegedly triggers a cascade of sensory CNS responses—e.g., stimulation of appetite, increased flow of gastric and bile juices, hepatic detoxification, and effecting intrinsic repair of the gastrointestinal tract

bitter

(bĭt′ĕr) [AS. biter, strong]
Having a caustic, sharp, or disagreeable taste. It is one of the five taste senses (bitter, salty, savory, sour, and sweet).
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Bitterly Michell has most recently served as investment counsellor head for the Eastern Region for the Private Bank.
"It's obviously something she now bitterly regrets.
Burr said afterwards: "Obviously I'm bitterly disappointed to be out of the FA Cup.
OUTGOING NHS boss Sir David Nicholson has said he "bitterly regretted" not speaking to patients and their families who were so badly treated during the Stafford Hospital scandal.
Summary: While Saudi Arabia and Qatar are both suspicious of Iran regional ambitions, they are bitterly split over Egypt.
with the home support, adding: "To get more than 10,000 on a bitterly cold night when the game is on TV is fantastic."
THE family of an SAS sniper say they are "bitterly disappointed" after a judge ruled he would face a retrial over illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition.
Summary: Sally Nightingale has said she is "bitterly disappointed" that her husband Danny faces a retrial over illegally possessing a pistol.
I was bitterly disturbed by the reports of the baby boy that was found dumped in a bag in the Havana area two weeks ago.
Abu Dhabi England's captain Andrew Strauss was "bitterly disappointed" with the series loss to Pakistan and said the batting failed again as his team tried to clear the "final frontier".