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Tuesday, August 27, 2002

 

Bilirubin, 1500


Bilirubin. A reddish-yellow bile pigment, C33H36N4O6, derived from the degradation of heme.


Heme


heme Pronunciation Key (hm)
n.

The deep red, nonprotein, ferrous component of hemoglobin, C34H32FeN4O4.

[Short for hematin.]

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


Heme

n : a complex red organic pigment containing iron [syn: haem]
Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University


Bile


bile Pronunciation Key (bl)
n.

1. A bitter, alkaline, brownish-yellow or greenish-yellow fluid that is secreted by the liver,
stored in the gallbladder, and discharged into the duodenum and aids in the
emulsification, digestion, and absorption of fats. Also called gall1.
2. Bitterness of temper; ill humor; irascibility.
3. Either of two bodily humors, black bile or yellow bile, in ancient and medieval physiology.



Yep, been suffering from some bile lately. My liver ain't good enough to filter it all out. Seems like the only cure is heavy keyboard use.



I'm moving today to a little house in the redwoods. It's nice and quiet.

I'm gonna set my liddle putter up in a small bedroom near where I'm gonna put the woodstove.

An octogonal window peers out into a redwood faerie ring.




Piano Goes Here. Someday.

There's a little 8x14 separate office for when I need to get away from even that much civilization, next to a a huge veggie garden, plants
and flowers everywhere. There's room for chickens. And any deer that come visiting.

and a 2 1/2 car garage... with a 3/4 car entrance. I'm convinced that males have a built-in garage gene that usually activates at 28, but is delayed in some individuals.



Hm. Bl. Humble.

 
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