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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One stack of Plu leaves (a vine), to be eaten with the betel nut
The popularity of betel nut continues despite its adverse consequences for some users.
As part of a cultural tradition, some members of the South Asian communities chew 'paan', a mix of tobacco and betel nut shavings with sweet or savoury flavourings, which can cause cancer of the mouth.
Finally, we sought to determine if betel nut use, smoking, and use of chewing tobacco were associated with increased skin lesions.
Importantly, Baba Quan represents qualities of the national Betel Nut myth that defines ethnic identity in relation to family, land, and ancestors.
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.
Tolerantly conforming to local custom, Richard chews betel nut and drinks with the locals.
They have decided to move court after the PFA'sscientific panelon Saturdaydemanded to immediately stop the production and sale of betel nut at paan shops and general stores.
A 23-year-old man died on Tuesday after choking on betel nut in Apayao province, the Cordillera police reported.
Although researchers reported that betel nut have protective effect against caries however, it has been established that there is no difference in caries prevalence in betel nut users and non-users.
It is documented that younger females consumed betel nut alone graduating into more toxic variants as they grew.
The government also decided to come down on 'gutka' (a mixture of chewing tobacco, betel nut with harmful chemicals) and the gutka culture would be eradicated from all over the province including Karachi.