A dry, one-seeded fruit, without a predictable opening and formed from asingle carpel. It usually one of many, like an unshelled Sunflower seed.
The lack of free hydrochloric acid in the stomach; morebroadly, inadequate or suppressed secretions. Without enough acid, proteins are notbroken down, butterfats are not digested, Vitamin B12 may not be absorbed, and there isa long-term risk for the potential of food sensitivities to undigested foreign proteins.
In our context, a substance having a pH below that of neutral water (7.0)when in solution. Most metabolic waste products are acidic. Sour. See
Specifically, the abnormal buildup of acids in the body, classically causedby diabetes or kidney disease. Broadly, the potential caused by increased protein intakeor metabolism, coupled with inadequate intake (or loss) of alkali.
A type of disease or disorder having a sudden onset with severe symptoms,and generally a short or self-limited duration (such as a head cold or sprain). The oppositeof
A recent (and to me, slightly flaky) term used to describe agents,often botanical, that stimulate non-specific resistance, and that seem to decreasehypothalamus and pituitary over-reactions to perceived...not real...stress.
An inflammation of one or several lymph nodes, or related lymphoidtissues.
The outer covering of the two adrenal glands that lie atopeach kidney. Embryonically derived from gonad tissue, they make steroid hormonesthat control electrolytes, the management of fuels, the rate of anabolism, the generalresponse to stress, and maintenance of nonspecific resistance.
The inner part of the adrenals, derived embryonically fromspinal nerve precursors, they secrete epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine; usedlocally as neurotransmitters, sensitive receptors can be mobilized totally by the adrenalmedullas.
Called epinephrine in the U.S., this is a substance secreted into thebloodstream and reacted to by specialized receptors throughout the body, initiating a"code blue" or flight-or-fight response. Many receptors are a regular part of sympatheticfunction, and respond to their own local relative, norepinephrine or noradrenalin, in thecourse of normal autonomic nervous system interplay. See:
Functions that are dominated by epinephrine (the blood hormone)or norepinephrine (local sympathetic adrenergic nerve stimulus)
Pertaining to the adrenal cortex.
The loss of hair.
The parts of plants growing above ground.