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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

(perl)
1. a small rounded mass or body.
2. a rounded mass of tough sputum as seen in the early stages of an attack of bronchial asthma.

epidermic pearls , epithelial pearls rounded concentric masses of epithelial cells found in squamous cell carcinomas.
Laënnec's pearls  soft casts of the smaller bronchial tubes expectorated in bronchial asthma.

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.

pearl

1. a small medicated granule, or a glass globule with a single dose of volatile medicine, as amyl nitrite.
2. a rounded mass of tough sputum, as seen in the early stages of an attack of bronchial asthma.

pearl disease
calcification of the nodular lesions of pleural tuberculosis in cattle.
enamel pearl
small rounded masses of enamel adherent to the dentine of a tooth.
epidermic p's
rounded concentric masses of epithelial cells found in certain papillomas and epitheliomas and as epithelial remnants of the dental lamina in the gingiva and jaws where they may give rise to cysts and tumors. Called also epithelial pearls.
epithelial p's
see epidermic pearls (above).
pearl millet
see pennisetumamericanum.
squamous pearl
see horn pearls.
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Whenever I ask colleagues at UAE University about the elements that form Emirati heritage, pearling never comes up although it once employed 80,000 people in the northern emirates and contributed to about 95 per cent of the trade with the rest of the world just 70 years ago.
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Highlighting the importance of Dubai's pearling heritage, Wan concluded: "The future is never stronger than when it is firmly rooted in the tradition.
Dubai Some of the world's rarest natural and cultured pearls will be offered in a private tender of the Dubai Pearl Exchange as leading producers Paspaley Pearling, Robert Wan, Jewelmer and Cogent Trading gather to showcase a collection of gems in the emirate.
Her presence and participation truly epitomises our objective in revitalising Dubai's ancient pearling heritage in a contemporary manner, strengthening the Emirate's leadership role in shaping the global pearl sector.