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Greene V., U.S. dentist, 1836-1915. See: Black classification.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


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.

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  
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A visual sensation having no colour and being of extremely low luminosity.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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 :

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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That said, there are a few moments of genuine hilarity just like in the film - the blackly humorous attempted suicide scene is perfectly done and was the only time in the whole production for me where the fun was truly complemented by a song.
Made on a shoestring ( and all the better for it ( David Caffrey's inventive and entertaining Grand Theft Parsons fleshes out the story and introduces a few fictional characters to tell a blackly comic version of that now legendary trip.
Steve Martin plays a successful dentist who becomes fascinated by a drug pushing patient played by Helena Bonham Carter in this blackly humorous thriller.
But, despite its rambling narrative and an outlandish blackly farcical ending that (like the novel) seems to be parodying itself in it cannibalistic excess, the dark, damaged, twisted love story has a compelling frisson.
Throw in a useless adman called Eliot, a drifter called Puggy, various excitable policemen and women, nuclear weapons and crooks and the result is a fast-paced, absurd adventure, sharply written and blackly comic.
Film's mood was reconciliatory, as was that of the short "All for the Best" from helmer Vagif Mustafaev, which tells the blackly comic stow of how Baku residents react when the coffin of a war casualty is delivered to the wrong address.
Described as "blackly comic", the 480-page book, The Casual Vacancy, begins with the death of Barry Fairweather, which leaves a space on the council.
Stephen King's tale of creatures coming through the mist to attack people holed up in a supermarket is pretty scary, thrilling and blackly funny.
The play follows Macbeth's journey from a successful soldier through to a tormented, guilt-haunted killer: its dark intensity set against the mystical and blackly comic, make it both visually and textually appealing.
Blackly funny in places but unflinchingly bleak in others, it demands to be seen.
Quills(18) Robust, provocative, dark, disturbing but blackly comic fictionalised account of the Marquis De Sade's final years in Charenton Asylum as he battles the forces of censorship and repression in an attempt to keep writing his depraved tales.
Six years ago Finnish director Ilkka Jarvilaturi made the inventive, blackly comic caper movie "Darkness in Tallinn" (aka "City Unplugged").