One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Unfortunately, the absence of endothelial cells at the luminal surface of prosthetic vascular grafts potentiates thrombosis and neointimal hyperplasia.’
- ‘Unlike an infection, endometriosis does not damage the luminal epithelium of the Fallopian tube and thus surgery is more likely to be successful.’
- ‘Autopsy findings confirmed luminal narrowing of bronchioles by scarring, which is a histopathologic features of bronchiolitis obliterans.’
- ‘In fact, the capillary luminal diameter has been increased in the skin and nerves of patients with diabetes, even in the presence of neuropathy.’
- ‘The upper airway size is determined by the balance between static pharyngeal mechanics, neuromuscular activity, and luminal pressure.’
- trademark for phenobarbitone
- ‘Intravenous sodium amytal (Amytal, Luminal, Nembutal) elicited no benefit, but intravenous zolpidem did.’
- ‘By 1912, a phenylethyl derivative was developed and commercially introduced as Phenobarbital and Luminal.’
- ‘The most popular lethal drug was Luminal, a barbiturate, closely followed by morphine for children resistant to the Luminal.’
- ‘Since Luminal is a sedative that was often administered in small doses to unruly children at the time - there was no other way to treat epilepsy, for instance - nurses often had no way of knowing who was administering the fatal dose.’
- ‘The children received cocoa powder, which had been treated with Luminal, a sleeping potion that attacks the bronchial system over time and can lead to infections of the lungs.’
Early 20th century: probably from Latin lumen ‘light’ (rendering phen-, from Greek phaino- ‘shining’), + -al.
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