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in botany and cooking: see nutmegnutmeg,
name applied to members of the family Myristicaceae. The true nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) is an evergreen tree native to the Moluccas but now cultivated elsewhere in the tropics and to a limited extent in S Florida.
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chemical spray device used by police in riot control. Mace is ordinary tear gastear gas,
gas that causes temporary blindness through the excessive flow of tears resulting from irritation of the eyes. The gas is used in chemical warfare and as a means for dispersing mobs.
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 (chloroacetophenone, or CN) in a volatile solvent contained in a spray can. It causes severe lacrimation and temporary blindness. If sprayed directly into the face from a distance of less than 6 ft (1.8 m), it may cause permanent injury.



an ancient weapon in the form of a shaft with a small head at the end, approximately 0.5 to 0.8 m long. The mace had a stone head in the Neolithic period and a metal head in the Bronze Age. This type of weapon was typical of the ancient Orient. It was rarely used in the world of the Greeks and Romans; the Romans adopted the mace (clava) only in the second century A.D. In the Middle Ages the mace existed in the Muslim Orient, Western Europe (from the 13th century), and the Russian Empire, where it was used between the 13th and 17th centuries. Two types were distinguished: a mace with an ordinary ball-shaped head, and the shestoper, the head of which was divided into small longitudinal lobes. Among many tribes and peoples the mace was less a weapon than a symbol of authority. Until the 19th century it served as a symbol of authority and dignity among the Turkish pashas and the Polish and Ukrainian hetmans. Among the cossacks it was retained until the 20th century (under the name of naseka) as the sign of office of stanitsa (large cossack village) and settlement hetmans.


Kirpichnikov, A. N. “Drevnerusskoe oruzhie.” In Arkheologiia SSSR: Svod arkheologicheskikh istochnikov, EI-36, fasc. 2. Moscow-Leningrad, 1966.



(food engineering)
Spice made from the covering of the nutmeg.


ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office and authority. [Western Culture: Misc.]


1. Military a club, usually having a spiked metal head, used esp in the Middle Ages
2. a ceremonial staff of office carried by certain officials
3. Sport an early form of billiard cue


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Specifically, the risk for major adverse cardiac events was significantly higher in women than in men when extensive plaque of any kind was present or when more than four artery segments were narrowed.
6% rate in those who got BMSs), the overall rate of major adverse cardiac events was not significantly different between the two groups: 15.
Not only did the SPIRIT III trial meet its primary and major secondary endpoints, but it showed a statistically significant reduction in major adverse cardiac events, favoring XIENCE V," said Gregg W.
For them the committee recommended adding transmyocardial revascularization to improve the likelihood of long-term angina relief (up to 5 years), reduce 30-day mortality and major adverse cardiac events, and improve 1-year exercise performance.
3% with an overall major adverse cardiac events (MACE) rate of 7.
There was a consistent trend for fewer major adverse cardiac events with the Cypher, compared with the Taxus DES; however, the sample size was too small to determine statistical significance.
In this trial of more than 1,000 patients, XIENCE V demonstrated a 45 percent reduction in the risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and a 32 percent reduction in the risk of target vessel failure (cardiac events related to the treated vessel) at two years as compared to TAXUS.
The high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) assay predicts the likelihood of major adverse cardiac events in the 30 days after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction, said Hon-Kan Yip, M.
Recent large scale clinical studies, such as SYNTAX and LEADERS, have shown that lesions located at vessel bifurcations increase the frequency of major adverse cardiac events by as much as 40% compared to lesions in straight vessel segments.
BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The CYPHER(R) Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent reduced by more than half the rate of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) compared to the Taxus Stent in small coronary vessels according to data appearing this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
The plasma myeloperoxidase level in patients who present with chest pain identifies early myocardial infarction and predicts the risk of major adverse cardiac events over the next 30 days, said Marie-Luise Brennan, Ph.

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