Example sentences for: pains

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  • Scorsese and Schrader are at their most inspired in the raucous theater of the emergency room, in which patients on stretchers scream at one another to shut up, and an admitting nurse (played by Schrader's wife, the brilliant Mary Beth Hurt) takes pains to let the drunks and addicts and failed suicides know just how much they're imposing on her.

  • He takes pains to say he is not offering a plan for a perfect society, merely a "framework for utopia" (the phrase is Robert Nozick's).

  • He chews over his past, counts up his debtors, enumerates his aches and pains, and worries the issue of subjectivity to the bone.

  • The essay takes pains to note that current woes are not the fault of the free market system and that protectionism and regulation are not the answers.

  • Aristolochia rugosa and Aristolochia trilobata are recorded in a list of plants used worldwide and in the West Indies, Venezuela, South and Central America against snakebites and scorpion stings [ 51 52 24 43 40 53 ] . Caribs in Guatemala use Aristolochia trilobata root and tuber decoctions for stomach pains and use leaf tinctures for diarrhoea [ 55 ] . Aristolochic acid inhibits inflammation induced by immune complexes, and nonimmunological agents (carrageenan or croton oil) [ 56 ] . Aristolochic acid inhibits the activity of snake venom phospholipase (PLA 2 ) by forming a 1:1 complex with the enzyme [ 56 40 38 ] . Since phospholipase enzymes play a significant part in the cascade leading to the inflammatory and pain response, their inhibition could lead to relief of problems from scorpion envenomation [ 11 ] .


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