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Genus of anthropoid apes that includes the gorilla and chimpanzee. Pan panisus and Pan troglodytes are chimpanzee species used in biologic experiments.
[G. myth. god of forest]


polyarteritis nodosa.


Greek mythological god of the forest.
panic - extreme and unreasoning anxiety and fear.

polyarteritis nodosa

; PAN rare form of necrotizing vasculitis affecting medium-sized arteries (male:female ratio of 2:1) during the fourth to fifth decade of life, especially in hepatitis B-positive individuals, causing multisystem inflammation; presents as a vague systemic illness with muscle pains, mononeuritis multiplex (due to vasa nervorum involvement), abdominal pains, severe hypertension, chest pain, renal impairment, arthritis, claudication, cutaneous purpura, ulcers and gangrene; treated with immunosuppressive drugs and antiviral therapy
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Ten months of the Con-Dems and the country is going down the pan, but you still blame Labour.
LEARNING about 2,000 property maintenance jobs going down the pan in Exeter is, of course, to hear of a terrible waste of skills and a huge blow to the South West economy, but it cannot be regarded as a shock when it is explained by the company that a large part of their problem was spending cuts.
However, the account by Mandy really beggars belief, and justifies the voting public's suspicions that the country started going down the pan a good while ago.
A NEW litter busting strike team has been set up to prevent a beauty spot going down the pan.
And as planners argue over the best spot, the town's coffers were going down the pan.
I think Bashir's time would be better suited to finding out why this country of ours is going down the pan, and why our young men may have to lose their lives in battle for puppet politicians and a warmonger on the other side of the Atlantic.
WATER wastage is going down the pan thanks to a campaign by United Utilities.
The feeling among the workforce is the government needs to intervene in this and keep the factory open otherwise it'll be another major British industry going down the pan.
The 38-year-old actor, who plays Curly Watts in the ITV soap, said: "I could see my life, my job and marriage going down the pan, and suicide seemed like the only way out.