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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Most commonly refers to ground wheat, although also used for other cereals and applied to powdered dried matter such as fish flour, potato flour, etc. Ground wheat yields wholemeal flour...

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grocer’s itch n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 18 words.

dermatitis of the hands caused by frequent contact with flour and sugar.

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farinaceous adj.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 21 words.

starchy; describing foods rich in starch (e.g. flour, bread, cereals) or diets based on these foods.

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wafer n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 24 words.

a thin sheet made from moistened flour, formerly used to enclose a powdered medicine that is taken by mouth.

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iodism n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 38 words.

iodine poisoning. The main features are a characteristic staining of the mouth and odour on the breath. Emergency treatment includes administration of starch or flour in water and lavage...

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dietary fibre n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 61 words.

the part of food that cannot be digested and absorbed to produce energy. Foods with a high fibre content include wholemeal cereals and flour, root vegetables, nuts, and fruit. Dietary fibre...

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