betel nut


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betel nut

[′bēd·əl ‚nət]
(botany)
A dried, ripe seed of the palm tree Areca catechu in the family Palmae; contains a narcotic.
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Cholinomimetic and acetylcholinesterase inhibitory constituents have also been reported in betel nut (Gilani et al.
In contrast betel nut is chewed incessantly, leaving many villagers with ghoulishly bright red stained teeth.
Summary: Burma's streets stained red by people chewing and spitting betel nuts.
1), after adjusting for age, sex, education, smoking status, betel nut chewing, BMI, and baseline arsenic.
The defined risk factors for malignancy are tonsil asymmetry, a visible tonsillar lesion, a neck mass, a history of cancer, constitutional symptoms (unexplained weight loss, fatigue, fever, night sweats, loss of appetite), and a history of tobacco, paan leaf, or betel nut use.
Among the Manandhar this gift is accompanied by ten betel nuts and a document given by the astrologer indicating the auspicious moment of the wedding.
In the folk medicinal system of Bangladesh, the folk medicinal practitioners (Kavirajes) use leaves of the betel nut palm to ease intestinal pain.
These variables included age, body mass index (BMI), betel nut use, plasma folate, plasma [B.
28 (ANI): Farmers and traders of Samanoor village in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri district make good profits from household business of betel nut cultivation.
5-mile cycle path, Taiwan's first, encircles the town, passing betel nut palms, paddy fields, grazing water buffalo and a stall selling delicious custard apples, so named because, yes, they taste like custard.