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2008-09-08 09:00:51

Inverness Medical Physician Diagnostics Group, a division of Inverness Medical Innovations, has launched the INRatio2 PT/INR monitoring system, a portable device that measures blood-clotting time, also known as prothrombin time, using one drop of blood from a patient's finger. The INRatio2 is used by healthcare professionals and their patients in the management of warfarin, a blood-thinning drug, to monitor the effectiveness of the drug and warn of potential blood clots and other bleeding...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'