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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pearl

(pĕrl)
One of a number of small, tough masses (e.g., mucus occurring in the sputum in asthma).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Derby's second at Ipswich was a 25-yard pearler - and Winnall admits it was the finest he has ever struck.
Denbigh Town edged past visitors Conwy Borough 1-0 thanks to a late pearler from Kristian Pierce.
McGeady's only goal for Everton was a pearler, against Leicester City on the opening day of last season, and his creativity has created goals against West Ham and Chelsea in the league, and against Lille in the Europa League, where his trickery also won a penalty against Wolfsburg.
"That Nathan Blake pearler against Man City is probably my all time favourite goal," he said.
Conwy United 1 Flint Town United 2 JORDAN BRIERLEY''S 75th-minute pearler clinched three points for Flint at Y Morfa on Friday evening.
The wait for the equaliser ended just before half-time with a piece of magic from on-loan defender Naughton, who cut in from the right and produced a left-foot pearler which beat Kieran Westwood all ends up.
They would all change their views, of course, since the rugby world would come to know Bashie Williams, from the high veldt to the packed stadiums of the Pyrenees, as there were honours, both amateur and professional, awaiting him, and Abe's initial judgement was right, but now the lizard-like stare of Abe did not leave its prey, and Elgar, taking courage, capped Abe's remark with a pearler of his own making.
What a Pearler: Lee Westwood rips off a drive yesterday on his way to the lead in the South African Open but he'll need to keep an eye on charging Retief Goosen (left)
Not, then, an evening of fist-in-the-air raucousness but, for those whose backs are giving them jip and just want to enjoy some cracking live music, it'll be a pearler.
GEORDIE Ray 'Rocky' Hudson once again showed why he's a hit as a commentator on the other side of the Atlantic with another pearler straight from the top drawer.
But the celebrated merchants of slapstick are made of stern stuff and at Carlisle on Friday and in Newcastle yesterday, the show went on with Paul in a wheelchair and with lashings of stage make-up to cover a pearler of a black eye.
Unbeaten Khan caught French super-featherweight champion Medjadji with an absolute pearler of a right hand and is delighted with his rapid progress.