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Brain Makes Natural Valium
2013-05-31 10:15:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A naturally occurring protein secreted only in discrete areas of the mammalian brain may act as a Valium-like constraint on certain types of epileptic seizures, Stanford University researchers reported on Thursday. The protein, known as diazepam binding inhibitor (DBI), calms the rhythms of a key brain circuit and could aid in the development of new therapies for epilepsy, anxiety and sleep disorders without the side effects of...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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