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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We are unable to support definitive causative or mandatory initiator role of HPV in oral carcinogenesis in our etiologically distinct population where use of areca nut and chewable tobacco is very prevalent in the society.
14) However, as Ibn Battuta's encounters with betel and areca nut indicate, not all food plants moved as part of grand human migrations or civilisational expansions or were transferred with the full corpus of cultural information, tradition or symbolism associated with their places of origin.
Areca nut, jaggery and a variety of spices were hauled out of here on bullock-carts.
Some studies have proved that arecoline in areca nut is the main causative agent and tannin which is a protein, can have synergistic role.
Areca nut extract has been shown to inhibit 12-0tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate induced cyclooxygenase-2 protein expression at low doses, thus demonstrating its anti-inflammatory and analgesic potential (Huang et al.
In Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Papua New Guinea, smoking, alcohol consumption, and chewing of betel quid or areca nut with or without tobacco are the predominant causes of oral cancer.
Widespread deforestation and increase in plantations especially of rubber, cocoa and areca nut contributed to the rapid spread of tiger mosquito in Kerala.
The rating reflects the company's healthy operating efficiencies and strong position in areca nut procurement because of an established member base.
Information on tobacco use, obtained in the interviews, was divided into cigarette smoking, bidi (locally produced cigarettes) smoking, or chewing tobacco, the latter consisting of dried tobacco leaves or zarda (a type of chewing tobacco, often used with areca nut, slaked lime, and betel leaves).
Results: The main breeding sources of the mosquitoes were the rodent-devoured coconuts, coconut shells, areca nut soaking mud and plastic pots, discarded containers, grinding stones, metal containers and plastic containers.