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Benzidines -- See Also Carcinogens


Substances that increase the risk of NEOPLASMS in humans or animals. Both genotoxic chemicals, which affect DNA directly, and nongenotoxic chemicals, which induce neoplasms by other mechanism, are included.
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Benzol -- See Benzene


Toxic, volatile, flammable liquid hydrocarbon byproduct of coal distillation. It is used as an industrial solvent in paints, varnishes, lacquer thinners, gasoline, etc. Benzene causes central nervous system damage acutely and bone marrow damage chronically and is carcinogenic. It was formerly used as parasiticide.
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Ber Ha M -- See Soviet Union


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Berardius -- See Whales


Large marine mammals of the order CETACEA. In the past, they were commercially valued for whale oil, for their flesh as human food and in ANIMAL FEED and FERTILIZERS, and for baleen. Today, there is a moratorium on most commercial whaling, as all species are either listed as endangered or threatened.
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Bereavement -- See Also Grief


Normal, appropriate sorrowful response to an immediate cause. It is self-limiting and gradually subsides within a reasonable time.
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Bereavement Bibliography : Rudman, Masha Kabakow.  1993 1
 

Bereavement Care -- See Hospice Care


Specialized health care, supportive in nature, provided to a dying person. A holistic approach is often taken, providing patients and their families with legal, financial, emotional, or spiritual counseling in addition to meeting patients' immediate physical needs. Care may be provided in the home, in the hospital, in specialized facilities (HOSPICES), or in specially designated areas of long-term care facilities. The concept also includes bereavement care for the family. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
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Bereavement Great Britain Congresses   1997 1
Bereavement Juvenile Literature   2
Bereavement Personal Narratives : DeVita-Raeburn, Elizabeth.  2004 1
Bereavement Popular Works   5
Bereavement Psychology : Barton Ross, Cheri.  2005 1
Bereavement Resource Guides   2016 1
 

Berit Ha Moatsot -- See Soviet Union


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Berley Fred : Glusman, John.  2005 1
 

Berlijn Germany -- See Berlin (Germany)


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Berlim Germany -- See Berlin (Germany)


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Berlin Germany Biography : Zeller, Frederic,  1989 1
 

Berlin Germany East Http Id Loc Gov Rwo Agents N79113106 -- See Also Berlin (Germany)


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Berlin Germany Jewish Children Biography : Zeller, Frederic,  1989 1
 

Berlin Germany State -- See Berlin (Germany)


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Berlin Germany West Http Id Loc Gov Rwo Agents N79013828 -- See Also Berlin (Germany)


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Berlin State Germany -- See Berlin (Germany)


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Berlino Germany -- See Berlin (Germany)


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Berlinum Germany -- See Berlin (Germany)


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Berolinum Germany -- See Berlin (Germany)


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Berra Yogi 1925 Juvenile Literature : Appel, Martin.  1992 1
 

Berries -- See Fruit


The fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds.
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Berry Aneurysm -- See Intracranial Aneurysm


Abnormal outpouching in the wall of intracranial blood vessels. Most common are the saccular (berry) aneurysms located at branch points in CIRCLE OF WILLIS at the base of the brain. Vessel rupture results in SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Giant aneurysms (>2.5 cm in diameter) may compress adjacent structures, including the OCULOMOTOR NERVE. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p841)
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Berugi -- See Belgium


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Best Practice Analysis -- See Benchmarking


Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.
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Beta Heparin -- See Dermatan Sulfate


A naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan found mostly in the skin and in connective tissue. It differs from CHONDROITIN SULFATE A (see CHONDROITIN SULFATES) by containing IDURONIC ACID in place of glucuronic acid, its epimer, at carbon atom 5. (from Merck, 12th ed)
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Beta Hexosaminidase Alpha Chain Deficiency -- See Tay-Sachs Disease


An autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the onset in infancy of an exaggerated startle response, followed by paralysis, dementia, and blindness. It is caused by mutation in the alpha subunit of the HEXOSAMINIDASE A resulting in lipid-laden ganglion cells. It is also known as the B variant (with increased HEXOSAMINIDASE B but absence of hexosaminidase A) and is strongly associated with Ashkenazic Jewish ancestry.
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Beta N Acetylhexosaminidases -- See Also Tay-Sachs Disease


An autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the onset in infancy of an exaggerated startle response, followed by paralysis, dementia, and blindness. It is caused by mutation in the alpha subunit of the HEXOSAMINIDASE A resulting in lipid-laden ganglion cells. It is also known as the B variant (with increased HEXOSAMINIDASE B but absence of hexosaminidase A) and is strongly associated with Ashkenazic Jewish ancestry.
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Betacoronovirus : International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare  2020 1
Beth Israel Hospital Boston Mass : Gorovitz, Samuel.  1991 1
Bettelheim Bruno : Bettelheim, Bruno.  1990 1
 

Betunam -- See Vietnam


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Beverages : Cousens, Gabriel,  2013 1
Beverages Analysis : Belitz, H.-D.  2009 1
Beverages Cookbooks : Calbom, Cherie.  2006 1
Beverages Popular Works : Calbom, Cherie.  2006 1
 

Bhang -- See Cannabis


The plant genus in the Cannabaceae plant family, Urticales order, Hamamelidae subclass. The flowering tops are called many slang terms including pot, marijuana, hashish, bhang, and ganja. The stem is an important source of hemp fiber.
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Bharat -- See India


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Bharata -- See India


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Bheilg -- See Belgium


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Bhutan : McKay, Alex.  2007 1
 

Bi Kok -- See United States


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Bias   3
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