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the basic unit of money in El Salvador

the basic unit of money in Costa Rica

a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal

a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter)

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Virtual colonoscopy consists of scanning the abdomen in 30 seconds with helical or "spiral" computed tomography (CT), and rapidly generating a sequence of three-dimensional (3D) images of the colon with virtual reality computer technology.
Moreover, this new test searches for a fifth disease marker--long stretches of DNA from colon or rectal cells.
shows chemopreventive activity against colon cancer, according to a new publication in the July 15 issue of Cancer Research.
The findings suggest by-products of the cooked sucrose and casein can promote colon cancer development, Bruce says.
He's found lower folate levels in the colons of people who've had precancerous polyps, even though the amount of folate in their blood is normal.
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease in which the lining of the colon (large bowel) and rectum becomes inflamed (see figure 1).
Ulcerative colitis, an inflammation of the colon that results in chronic abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea, and a related disorder called Crohn's disease, which produces similar inflammation in the small intestine, are together known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
At the end of the six-month period, the researchers found that five of the six patients who had responded to the drug were in complete remission -- they felt better, had stopped taking steriods and cyclosporin and showed no signs of the raw ulcers that had peppered the linings of their colons.
The colon invoking list, invoking yearning, invoking our desire to want to please: you.
In one of his entries, Colon talks about how the journey to his daughter's marriage started.
NIH researcher Ronald Summers, for example, studies virtual colonoscopy, a new way to screen for cancer of the colon (or large intestine).
Use an apostrophe to indicate missing letters; use a colon to draw attention to the material immediately after it.
To explore these differences, Olesen and her colleagues compiled profiles of gene activity in both portions of cancer patients' colons.
Men are too quiet about their colons: A nationwide Roper survey shows that more than two-thirds of men (68 percent) have not consulted a doctor about their risk of developing colon cancer, and nearly half (48 percent) are not at all concerned about developing colon cancer -- the nation's second most deadly cancer.
Research published in the May 15th issue of Cancer Research by a collaborative group of researchers, pathologists and physicians at California Pacific Medical Center finds that cells from normal-looking parts of the colon (taken from patients with cancer elsewhere in their colons) have early genetic changes similar to those that occur in a known animal model of colon cancer.