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2008-07-25 18:00:56

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 25, 2008) - WEX Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("WEX" or the "Company") (TSX:WXI) announced today that Dr. Neil Hagen, the lead investigator for WEX's Phase III clinical trial of TTX, will make a presentation titled "Tetrodotoxin (TTX): From Poison to Medicine" at the IXth World Conference on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Quebec City, Quebec on July 28. For more information, please see www.cpt2008.com. About TTX Tetrodotoxin (TTX), a...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'