OBITUARY: A final summation of our
lives that, for most of us, occupies about three inches of space in what will
shortly become cage liner for your neighbor's parakeet.
OBSTETRICIAN: Labor supervisor.
OBTUNDATION is the act of dulling
sensitivity or soothing pain.
OLD: Gerentologically advanced.
OLEANOLIC ACID is a triterpene acid
found in centaury, cloves, and other plants.
OLEIC ACID is a fatty acid found in
almonds, angelica, and other foods and herbs. It is virtually nontoxic.
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS include
a-linolenic acid (18:3), eicosapentaenoic acid, (20:5) docosapentaenoic acid
(22:5), and docosahexaenoic acid (22:6).
OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS include linoleic
acid (18:2), linolenic acid (18:3), dihomolinolenic acid (20:3), arachidonic
acid (20:4), adrenic acid (22:4) and docosapentaenoic acid (22:5).
ORIENTIN is a flavone found in many
plants, including buckwheat, arrowroot and passion flower.
ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST: Marrow-minded
OSMOSIS is the passage of a pure
solvent through a semipermeable membrane, such that fluid flows from the side
of lower solute concentration to the side of higher solute concentration.
OXALIC ACID is a plant acid found in
alfalfa, angelica, black haw bark, and rhubarb. Oxalic acid is extremely
OXYACANTHINE is an alkaloid found in
barberry and other sources. Oxyacanthine has shown antibacterial properties: a
1% solution of oxyacanthine is enough to kill strains of bacillus subtilis and