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antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme; also used to treat congestive he ACE inhibitor , angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
absence of fibrinogen in the plasma leading to prolonged bleeding afibrinogenemia
leading German painter and engraver of the Renaissance (1471-1528) Albrecht Durer , Durer
habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms alcohol addiction , alcoholism , drunkenness , inebriation
tiny (150 to 300 grams) extinct primate of 46 to 50 million years ago; fossils found in Algeria; considered by some authorities the leading candidate for the first anthropoid Algeripithecus minutus
area reserved for persons leading the responsive `amens' amen corner
amphibious operation conducted for the purpose of deceiving the enemy and leading him into a course of action unfavorable to him amphibious demonstration
Spanish architect who was a leading exponent of art nouveau in Europe (1852-1926) Antonio Gaudi , Antonio Gaudi i Cornet , Gaudi , Gaudi i Cornet
(golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green apron
absence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent absence of the heart beat leading to oxygen lack and eventually to death asystole , cardiac arrest , cardiopulmonary arrest
United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990) B. F. Skinner , Burrhus Frederic Skinner , Fred Skinner , Skinner
capital and largest city and chief port of Thailand; a leading city in southeastern Asia; noted for Buddhist architecture Bangkok , capital of Thailand , Krung Thep
Holy Roman Emperor from 1152 to 1190; conceded supremacy to the pope; drowned leading the Third Crusade (1123-1190) Barbarossa , Frederick Barbarossa , Frederick I
area of sand and rock leading to water beach
leader or leading indicator of future trends bellwether
Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978) Best , C. H. Best , Charles Herbert Best
(Hinduism) loving devotion to a deity leading to salvation and Nirvana; open to all persons independent of caste or sex bhakti
low-growing annual herb of southwestern United States (Texas) having silky foliage and blue flowers; a leading cause of livestock poisoning in the southwestern United States bluebonnet , buffalo clover , Lupinus subcarnosus , Texas bluebonnet
largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter Brasil , Brazil , Federative Republic of Brazil
city of northwestern Germany linked by the Weser River to the port of Bremerhaven and the North Sea; in the Middle Ages it was a leading member of the Hanseatic League Bremen
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