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  • n. alternative names for the body of a human being


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  • In countless priceless miniscenes John Hughes concocts a human body comedy that is hilarious, poignant, relentless, indelible.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • At close range a charge of fine shot from a full-choked shotgun is as solid as a ball and I remembered seeing the effect on a human body with the small hole blue black around the edge on the back of the leather jacket and all the load inside the chest.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • To understand how the brakes fail on a cellular level in the human body requires a short course in one more group of immune cells, known as mast cells.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Vesalius described the human body in its theoretical perfection.


  • In the human body there are several billion cells, and each cell contains a billion pairs of DNA, stored in 46 packages called chromosomes.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • The human body abounds with what, in one sense, we could call imperfections but, in another sense, should be seen as inescapable compromises resulting from our long ancestral history of descent from other kinds of animal.


  • In people, while every cell of the human body contains a simple clock,5 the master internal clock is located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus SCN,6 a small cluster of about ten thousand brain cells located at the base of the brain, in the hypothalamus near where two main nerves from the eyes intersect.

    The Time Paradox

  • “That is like to be the case in the last instance”—a reference to the forty-to-one devaluation—“but the thing will bring its own remedy like most disorders in the human body that arise from repletion.”

    Robert Morris

  • Orthomolecular medicine is a term coined by the late Linus Pauling, a two-time Nobel Prize laureate, who defined it as “the preservation of good health and the treatment of disease by varying the concentration in the human body of substances that are normally present in the body.”

    The Truth About Beauty

  • High-performance-vehicle crashes typically leave little of the human body for pathologists to work with.

    Riding Rockets


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