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A color between green and indigo on the spectrum. For individual blue dyes, see the specific name.
Synonym(s): cerulean


1. a color between green and indigo, produced by energy with wavelengths between 420 and 490 nm.
2. a dye or stain with this color.

aniline blue  a mixture of the trisulfonates of triphenyl rosaniline and of diphenyl rosaniline.
brilliant cresyl blue  an oxazin dye, usually C15H16N3OCl, used in staining blood.
methylene blue  dark green crystals or crystalline powder with a bronzelike luster; used in the treatment of methemoglobinemia and of cyanide poisoning, and as a bacteriologic stain and an indicator.
Prussian blue  an amorphous blue powder, Fe4[Fe(CN)6]3, used as a stain.
toluidine blue , toluidine blue O the chloride salt or zinc chloride double salt of aminodimethylaminotoluphenazthionium chloride; useful as a stain for demonstrating basophilic and metachromatic substances.
Drug slang A regional term for a depressant; crack
Fringe medicine A colour claimed in the pseudoscience of colour therapy to be antibacterial, maintain circulation in optimum condition, soothe nerves, increase vitality, treat rheumatic complaints, and prevent cancer
Physics A colour corresponding to wavelengths 455-492 nm


Physicians Desk Reference A book published annually that lists all ± 2500 US therapeutics requiring a physician prescription
PDR 7 color-coded sections
White Manufacturers' index, containing the company addresses and list of products
Pink Product name index, an alphabetical listing of the drugs by brand name
Blue Product classification, where drugs are subdivided into therapeutic classes
Yellow Generic and chemical name index
Multicolored Photographs of the most commonly prescribed tablets and capsules
White Product information, a reprint of the manufacturers' product inserts and
Green Diagnostic product information, a list of manufacturers of diagnostic tests used in office practice and the hospital; Cf Over-the-counter drugs  . ;.


A range of hues in the visible spectrum lying between green and indigo.
[M.E. fr. Germanic]


adj in Chinese medicine, a facial coloration, often on the nasal bridge, that indicates unresolved emotional shocks. Useful in diagnosis of childhood illnesses.


Visual sensation evoked by radiations within the waveband 450-490 nm. It is a primary colour and the complementary of yellow. See complementary colour; primary colours.


1. a color between green and violet in the visible spectrum; the color of the clear sky.
2. a silver-gray coat color. A description often used in dogs and cats, and some breeds of cattle.

Patient discussion about blue

Q. I’m sick of feeling blue, and wish I could just enjoy life like other people do. Hi, I get in to depressive episode even for minor issues. Although my depression makes it hard for me to maintain friendships, I have a number of close friends. I’m going well with my parents. I have a stable, well-paid job and a first class master’s degree. I'm fit, healthy and don't consider myself unattractive. I don't understand why I get depressed, but I feel down most of the time. I sleep too little or not enough, and my diet deteriorates during the real low periods. I lack motivation in everything and it started to affect my job. I’m sick of feeling blue, and wish I could just enjoy life like other people do.

A. Make an appointment with your doctor as soon as you can and tell him/her all that you are saying here. Your doctor can help you with this and get you going again. Don't put it off or try to cure yourself with alternative stuff.

Q. Is a Proventil Inhaler cheaper by you than Secirity Blue? I pay $60. with Security Blue now. Is it cheaper with you for a three months supply ?

A. here is a drug prices comparing site-

but i couldn't find there that other drug you were talking that it's name?

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Teaching Controversy: The Bluest Eye in the Multicultural Classroom " McKay 1997: 27-33.
To see them at their bluest best, plant them where they can bask in the sun all day.
Young people are coming in droves for The Bluest Eye, the first novel published by Toni Morrison," adds Debra Lee, another Detroit bookseller.
The interplay between the two becomes clear when one realizes that the "mother's mark" is variously Awkward's mother's scar, possibly her alcoholism, too, and certainly his own scar (he was burned as a child in a kitchen accident), and that subtly we have been prepared for this by the discussion in italics of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye.
The land offers some of nature's greatest majesty: the bluest of skies, mountain ridges and frozen lakes, pristine forests, backcountry trails of varied lengths and difficulty, all in a fragile, primordial, almost untouched wilderness.
Black looks & Black acts; the language of Toni Morrison in The bluest eye and Beloved.
The fabric collection from Anna French is also bursting with the bluest hues and would give even northern English rooms a rich Mediterranean feel.
While Pierre Bourdieu's inverse equation between cultural and commercial capitals would make this aesthetic success dependent on a consequent lack of marketability, since aligning herself with Winfrey Morrison has become the best-selling author of Song of Solomon, nineteen years after its first publication; of Paradise, her latest novel and probably the least accessible book she has yet written; and of The Bluest Eye, Morrison's first novel and the most recent
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, read by Lynn Thigpen Recorded Books, $51.
Texts discussed include The Bluest Eye, House Made of Dawn, The Color Purple, Bone, Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood, and .
Enron was the bluest of them all when its shares stood at $90 last year.
The Bluest Eye, for example, features a dark-skinned child who cannot possibly pass for white, yet Pecola ignores biology and becomes (if only to herself) a blue-eyed Shirley Temple.