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pearl

 [perl]
1. a smooth lustrous deposit found in certain mollusks, valued as a gem.
2. something resembling this structure, either because of being round and hard or because of being considered valuable.
3. a small medicated granule, or a glass globule with a single dose of volatile medicine, as amyl nitrite.
4. a rounded mass of tough sputum, as seen in the early stages of an attack of asthma.
clinical pearl a short, straightforward piece of clinical advice.
epidermic p's (epithelial p's) rounded concentric masses of epithelial cells found in certain papillomas and epitheliomas.
Laënnec's p's soft casts of the smaller bronchial tubes expectorated in bronchial asthma; see also Curschmann's spirals.

Pearl

(pĕrl),
Raymond, U.S. biologist, 1879-1940. See: Pearl index.

pearl

(pĕrl),
1. A concretion formed around a grain of sand or other foreign body within the shell of certain mollusks.
2. One of a number of small tough masses, for example, mucus occurring in the sputum in asthma.
3. Synonym(s): keratin pearl

PEARL

Medspeak-UK
Psychiatric Emergency, Assessment, and Referral & Liaison. A service developed by the Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust, which was designed to address the fragmented services received after-hours by patients needing emergency mental health services in Manchester (UK).

Metabolism
Postmenopausal Evaluation And Risk Reduction with Lasofoxifene. A study designed to assess:
Primary outcomes—safety and efficacy of lasofoxifene in reducing the risk of osteoporotic fractures; and
Secondary outcomes—incidence of breast cancer, coronary events and hospitalisations for cerebrovascular disease.
 
Conclusion
Long-term lasofoxifene treatment results in benign endometrial changes that do not increase the risk for endometrial cancer or hyperplasia in postmenopausal women.

Logistics
Randomised, international, double-blind, placebo-controlled; 7500 women.

PEARL

Physiologic Endometrial Ablation/Resection Loop A method for resection and ablation procedures using isotonic irrigation–eg, normal saline, eliminating complications associated with non-isotonic irrigation systems which may occur when the tissues absorb irrigation solutions

pearl

(pĕrl)
One of a number of small, tough masses (e.g., mucus occurring in the sputum in asthma).

e·nam·el·o·ma

(ĕ-nam'ĕl-ō'mă)
Developmental anomaly with small nodule of enamel below cementoenamel junction, usually at bifurcation of molar teeth.
Synonym(s): enamel drop, enamel nodule, enamel pearl, pearl.
References in periodicals archive ?
Received as a family heirloom, a man from Canada has revealed a 27kg pearl which could possibly be the world's biggest natural pearl ever found.
A broche studded with a coloured pearl which King Henry IV purchased for $25 million from the Dodge brothers who manufactured the latter's cars, and a diamond-studded pearl necklace from the collection of Queen of Sweden and Norway Josephine de Beauharnais are among the elegant lot on display.
The exhibition, which has been welcomed by both Christie's and DANAT, represents a step forward in the Kingdom's initiatives aimed at supporting and developing the local and regional pearl and gemstone industry.
According to Abu Dhabi Statistics Centre, pearl trading has seen a significant growth over the past year, especially in exports.
This new website with these tutorials was developed to support a product which has been in development for several years: The Pearl Wise Unified Grading System.
On November 14, 1885, Newell was granted an exclusive right to fish for pearl oysters along the entire coastline of Korea (with the exception of Jeju Island) for 20 years.
When he gets news about the pearl, he starts planning on how to get it.
"Pearl in Paradise" is their first project together.
With edgy pieces like these, pearl clutching is heartily encouraged...
out cool pieces IT'S been a long time since pearls were on the serious fashionista's radar.
Round pearl production involves insertion of a single round nucleus into the gonad of a host pearl oyster, accompanied by a piece of the nacre secreting mantle tissue from a donor oyster (Taylor & Strack 2008).
Oh, and a certain brand of upmarket American - so much so that "pearl clutcher" has become a mocking term for people who are too uptight for their own good.