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(ŭr'tī-kă, er'ti-),
The herb, Urtica dioica (family Urticaceae); a weed, the leaves of which produce a stinging sensation when touching the skin. It has been used as a diuretic and hemostatic in metrorrhagia, epistaxis, and hematemesis.
Synonym(s): nettle
[L. a nettle, fr. uro, pp. ustus, to burn]

stinging nettle

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that contains acetyl-choline, formic acid, histamine, minerals and vitamins A and C; it is astringent, diuretic, tonic, and administered as an infusion, poultice or applied topically (the leaves act as a counterirritant). Stinging nettle is used for arthritis, baldness, cystitis, diabetes, diarrhoea, eczema, epistaxis, gout, hay fever, haemorrhoids, rheumatic complaints and tuberculosis; it may be used under the supervision of a physician for congestive heart failure and hypertension.
Uncooked nettle may cause renal damage; the diuresis-related loss of potassium should be compensated for by increasing potassium intake; it should not be given to young children.
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Stock solutions of Ramie leaf were prepared in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and diluted with medium prior to experimental procedures.
Ramie, an outspoken student for Palestinian rights was certain that he was a victim to subjective 'punishment and selective and discriminatory application of the [university] housing code'.
Confused as to what rule or regulation, if any, he violated, Ramie wrote GW on November 4.
Keywords: Ramie; Proteomics; Protein extraction; Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis; TCA/acetone method Abbreviations: 2-DE, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis; CHAPS, 3-[(3-cholamidopropyl) dimethylam-monio] propanesulfonic acid; DTT, dithiothreitol; IAA, Iodoacetamide; IEF, isoelectric focusing; IPG, immobilized pH gradient; PMSF, phenylmethanesulfonyl fluoride; pI, isoelectric point; Rubisco, ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase; SDS, sodium dodecyl sulfate; SDS-PAGE, sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis; TCA, trichloroacetic acid.
The topics include cotton fibers, ramie, hemp cultivation and production, wool fibers, bioengineered natural textile fibers, testing natural textile fibers, developments in fibrous flax breeding and cultivation, preventing fungal growth in natural fibers, and wild silk enterprise programs to alleviate poverty and protect habitats.
But unlike couture fashion, the benefits here are mutual: Keef gets a co-sign from a rap god, and Ramie renews people's faith in his own creation myth, even if he's increasingly more at home on Boulevard Saint-Germain than in the boroughs of his Chicago youth.
Offered by Main Ramie, the son of the pottery's founders and author of the catalogue raisonne of the editions, this is the last ever opportunity to acquire near on 550 ceramics directly from the studio where they were made.
"One of my coats is made from a blend of hemp, flax, ramie [spun grass] and organic cotton and it's lined with a soft organic cotton flannel," she says.
Ramie Targoff seems at first almost the opposite of Ben Saunders: she relentlessly goes through the motions of scholarship but seems to have little sense of what is commonplace and what is arcane in Donne's writing, with the result that she sometimes lapses into mere pedantry or even sciolism.
It falls into the bast fibre category (fibre collected from bast or skin of the plant) along with kenaf, industrial hemp, flax (linen), ramie, etc.
On 22nd October 2009, aged 62 years, Edward, beloved husband of Thomasina, much loved dad of Lee, Tracy and Monty, devoted granda of Katie, Lisa, Kerrie, Gordon, Jason, Ramie and Ben, great granda of Dominic, Brogan and Ryan, much loved son of Joyce and the late Bill, dear brother of Vivien and Dave, Dilys and Tom, Jennifer and the late Isabel, a much loved uncle of the family.
Trident also blends in fibers such as rayon, bamboo, ramie, linen, silk, soya fibers and hemp.