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Resembling a star.
[G. astēr, star, + eidos, resemblance]


A Study To Evaluate the Effect of Rosuvastatin on Intravascular Ultrasound-Derived Coronary Atheroma Burden. A trial assessing—with intravascular ultrasound and quantitative coronary angiography—the effect of an intense statin therapy (with rosuvastatin) on regression of coronary atheromas in patients with coronary artery disease.
Conclusion Very low LDL-cholesterol levels (below guidelines), when accompanied by raised HDL-cholesterol, can regress, or partially reverse, plaque buildup in coronary arteries.
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Instead, "Galaxy" has the little Italian stereotype running around and between small planetoids. The first time players see Mario running upside down on a planet, or jumping from the bottom of one to the top of the other, causing the camera to flip, they may feel motion sickness.
In the series, the planetoid's cycle of emergence and demise describes its dynamism, its movement more like the cadence of poetry than the unveilings of narrative significance.
Although its official designation is 2003 VB 12, Mike Brown is proposing the newly discovered planetoid be named Sedna, after the goddess from Inuit mythology who lives at the bottom of the ocean.
TOMORROW'S TOP TIPS BANGOR: 2.20 Golden Doyen, 2.50 Gevrey Chambertin, 3.25 Planetoid, 4.00 Hollow Penny, 4.30 Maypole Lass, 5.00 Potters Corner.
The BHA has pledged to hold a probe, just as they did when McCoy deputised for Mattie Batchelor stricken with a puncture (and no spare) just outside Wincanton when Best's Planetoid landed a punt at Newton Abbot in June last year.
Music G--damn Draculas, Planetoid, Pale Nephews, 9 p.m.
Now, for the first time, a much smaller planetoid can take its place on the list of ringed objects.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is en route to Pluto, arriving in 2015 on the first robotic flyby ever of the planetoid.
The potentially well-treated Planetoid appears to need a much faster surface, while stablemate On The Feather may find a mark of 91 beyond him.
But then, if Pluto's tumbling through space with an object that's half its size, should Charon (its moon) be considered a moon, or a co-equal planetoid? Another naming controversy!
Even though I used to kneel in the corner of the living room, 70s headphones strained to breaking point around my planetoid head, 50p microphone in hand, recording my own versions of Star Wars with homemade sound effects, or the Top 40 of that week - "In with a big bang at number 36, Landscape with Einstein-a-Go-Go" - it still didn't strike me that radio would be a good profession for me to get into until I was already in it.