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Health News Archive - June 05, 2005

First in a two-part series The patient was partially sedated as she headed for a dental appointment that December morning in 2003. Groggy and horizontal in the back seat of her sister's car, she was just blocks from the dentist's office when her cell phone rang.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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