Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic compound related to hydantoin, used as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy.
- ‘The anticonvulsant drugs phenytoin and valproic acid appear to interfere with folate absorption.’
- ‘Anticonvulsants, such as phenytoin and carbamazepine, may be given to control epileptic fits.’
- ‘Drugs called anti-convulsants, such as phenytoin and valproic acid, are used to stop the involuntary action of the diaphragm.’
- ‘Anticonvulsant medications, including phenobarbital, valproic acid, phenytoin, and carbamazepine, have a significant lowering effect on carnitine levels.’
- ‘Magnesium sulfate has been shown to be superior to phenytoin and diazepam for the treatment of eclamptic seizures.’
1940s: blend of phenyl and hydantoin.
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.