Category Archives: Heart Conditions

Brain natriuretic peptide – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain_natriuretic_peptide BNP, “a marker of cardiac insufficiency”. Doesn’t refer to the political party, but definitely refers to its supporters.

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http://www.thehawthorngallery.co.uk/images/art_lrg/sarah_jane_szikora/girl_with_a_broken_heart.jpg I’ve been waiting for my glue man for ages.

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Sphygmomanometer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphygmomanometer Word of the Moment: Sphygmomanometer, a device used to measure blood pressure. Note that it’s also known as a “blood pressure meter”, which has one syllable fewer, and less “sphygm”. Lucky it isn’t a more urgently-needed piece of equipment: “Nurse, he’s crashing! Hand me the sphy… uh, sphygm… uh, the…” “The blood pressure meter?” […]

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