Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic compound of the benzodiazepine class, used as an anticonvulsant and analgesic drug.
- ‘Other medications that have caused occasional interaction during the perioperative period include fentanyl, carbamazepine, and pentazocine.’
- ‘The most useful drugs are anticonvulsants, especially gabapentin and carbamazepine, and tricyclic antidepressants, especially amitriptyline.’
- ‘The relative efficacy of benzodiazepines versus lithium, carbamazepine, verapamil, and valproic acid is unknown.’
- ‘NAC may also lower serum levels of the anti-convulsant drug carbamazepine.’
- ‘Drug interactions with phenobarbital, phenytoin and carbamazepine may lower tricyclic antidepressant levels.’
1960s: from carbo- + amide, on the pattern of benzodiazepine.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.