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2009-06-11 13:14:13

Taking the diabetes medications metformin and rosiglitazone together reverses the adverse effects on bone of rosiglitazone treatment alone in an experimental model, according to a new study done in rats. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.Both metformin and rosiglitazone are widely used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome, said lead author Claudia Sedlinsky, MD, of GIOMM - La Plata National University, La...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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