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Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935) A.E. , George William Russell , Russell
abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo abortion pill , mifepristone , RU 486
in some classifications an alternative name for the Falconiformes Accipitriformes , order Accipitriformes
oral beta blocker (trade name Sectral) used in treating hypertension acebutolol , Sectral
antibiotic (trade name Achromycin) derived from microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used broadly to treat infections Achromycin , tetracycline
street name for lysergic acid diethylamide acid , back breaker , battery-acid , dose , dot , Elvis , loony toons , Lucy in the sky with diamonds , pane , superman , window pane , Zen
acrylic resin used to make a strong soft crease-resistant fabric (trade name Acrilan) Acrilan , polypropenonitrile
word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name acronym
lines in which certain letters form a name or message acrostic
trade name for a drug containing an antihistamine and a decongestant; used to treat upper respiratory conditions and minor allergies Actifed
thrombolytic agent (trade name Activase) that causes fibrinolysis at the site of a blood clot; used in treating acute myocardial infarction Activase , tissue plasminogen activator
oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms acyclovir , Zovirax
hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules ADH , antidiuretic hormone , Pitressin , vasopressin
catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action Adrenalin , adrenaline , epinephrin , epinephrine
ancient name for the coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos) Aeolia , Aeolis
yellow pungent volatile oil (trade name Agene) formerly used for bleaching and aging flour Agene , nitrogen trichloride
additional name or an epithet appended to a name (as in `Ferdinand the Great') agnomen
first Pope to assume a double name; he reigned for only 34 days (1912-1978) Albino Luciano , John Paul I
archaic name for England or Great Britain; used poetically Albion
synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension Aldactone , spironolactone
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