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Black

(blak),
Greene V., U.S. dentist, 1836-1915. See: Black classification.

black

(blak) reflecting no light or true color; of the darkest hue.

black

Medspeak-UK
A person who, for the purposes of equal opportunity monitoring, has Black ethnic lineage, which includes, but is not limited to, British Blacks, regardless of where they were raised or educated.

Medspeak-US
A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. It includes people who indicate their race as "Black, African American, or Negro," or provide written entries such as Afro American, Kenyan, Nigerian or Haitian.

politically correct

Politically sensitive adjective Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person's physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm; a person is not mentally retarded, but rather mentally challenged; a person is not obese but rather has an eating disorder, etc
Politically correct-a microglossary
Former term PC term
American Indian Native American
Black African American
Demented Disoriented, severely confused
Handicapped Disadvantaged
Homophobic Heterosexually biased
Housebound Domestic
(American) Indian  Native American
Mentally retarded Mentally disabled or challenged
Obese Large, ample, right-sized
Oriental  Asian
Physically handicapped Physically disadvantaged
Poorly educated Educationally disadvantaged
Racist Culturally insensitive
Stupid Educationally challenged
Politically correct ad absurdum–a microglossary
PCAA term Translation
Colorful Flaky, fruity
Detail oriented  Anal-retentive or, if extreme, obsessive compulsive
Eccentric  Nuts, weird
Enthusiastic & hopeful  Insufferably arrogant
Follicly challenged  Bald
Knowledge deficient Ignorant
Obtunded Stupid
Sexual arts specialist  Prostitute, hooker
Sexual arts aficionado  Slut, sleaze
Vertically challenged Short
Vertically enhanced  Tall
Visually challenged Myopic  

black 

A visual sensation having no colour and being of extremely low luminosity.

black

1. without color, at the opposite end of the spectrum to white; the color of soot.
2. a universally accepted coat color. In horses, solid black with no pattern in it, the muzzle is black, and there may be white markings on the lower limbs and the head.

Patient discussion about black

Q. Why would your poop be black?

A. If it is black or black and tar like, it could mean a gastro bleed.

Q. My nails are black- is it dangerous? Hi, I was diagnosed with colon cancer and now I receive chemotherapy. This morning I found that my nails are brown and blue, and other nails have white lines on them. Is that dangerous? Should go and see a doctor?

A. The chemo can cause several changes in your nail, e.g. make them brittle etc. You can find some more info at : http://www.breastcancer.org/tips/hair_skin_nails/nails.jsp

Q. Has anyone tried black cohosh for the later years in life?

A. my mother in law took it, she said it was very helpful but it could be a placebo effect... here is some info about black cohosh from a very relay able site

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56% of all tax lost to black market was for duty on cigarettes
Rising demand for carbon black from Asia-Pacific expected to be a key factor driving the growth of the global carbon black market
black market are rippers, hence the need for a robust black market infrastructure.
In the wake of several highly-publicized arrests and an increase in the ability of law enforcement to take down some markets, access to many of these black markets has become more restricted, with cybercriminals vetting potential partners before offering access to the upper levels.
This means the country's external position is still vulnerable, and the central bank remains unable to flood the official currency market with as many dollars as would be needed to make the black market irrelevant.
was able to access Black Market Reloaded where it offers everything from cocaine to grenades in exchange for Bitcoins.
Zoubi said in his confession broadcast by Syrian television Thursday that Al-Shr would use intermediaries to exchange Syrian pounds for dollars from the Central Bank of Syria, and would subsequently exchange the funds on the black market and take advantage of the difference in price.
The Government continues to increase the cost of tobacco without adequately dealing with the massive smuggling issue meaning the black market for cigarettes is growing and becoming more and more attractive to consumers.
People needing to change hard currency into Egyptian pounds are now going to the black market to get more for their money," reports Niveen Wahish for Al-Ahram Weekly, who adds this is the case for exporters as well as importers.
Many people are purchasing cylinders from the black market at ` 1,200- 1,300 per cylinder.
under the radar and on the black market with the world's most dangerous smugglers.
Economists are requesting the establishment of a regulatory body to evaluate the Saudi Arabian black market economy in order to determine the amount of transactions and the implications the black market has on the activities and practices of the local economy.