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  • n. The letter A in the ICAO spelling alphabet

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant (Macrochloa tenacissima) of North Africa; also, its fiber, used in paper making.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name in northern Africa for varieties of esparto-grass, Stipa tenacissima and S. arenaria, used in the manufacture of paper. Also written halfa.
  • n. A simplified spelling of alpha.


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  • Both drugs are the same product, epoetin alfa, which Amgen makes and markets as Epogen for kidney-failure patients on dialysis, and has licensed other uses to J & J, which sells it as Procrit.

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  • Esparto grass, called "alfa" or "halfa" by the Arabs, is another unique product of the Sahara.

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  • I would like a command or a bash script that search all files in all sub, modified last 12 hours, in/var/logs and that contains "alfa" or "bravo".

  • A multi-center, longitudinal follow-up study of patients with cystic fibrosis for monitoring pulmonary function, pulmonary exacerbations, and the safety of long-term treatment with Pulmozyme® (dornase alfa, recombinant) inhalation solution.


  • Enobia's lead product candidate, asfotase alfa or ENB-0040, is a treatment for hypophosphatasia—a life-threatening disease that can cause skeletal deformity, severe muscle weakness and progressive damage to vital organs.

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  • Asfotase alfa, currently in Phase II clinical development, received orphan-drug status in the U.S. and European Union in 2008 and fast-track status in the U.S. in 2009.

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  • Deer around here line up for alfa alfa and apples.

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  • Wiele nowych błędów powstało już po którejś z kolei aktualizacji, pomimo że w wersji alfa jeszcze wszystko działało.

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  • In fact, in June 2009 we raised the red flag around safety concerns associated with the anemia drugs epoetin alfa (Epogen and Procrit) and darbepoetin alfa (Aranesp) which are both huge-sellers in the U.S.

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  • As the NEJM authors point out: trials which supported the approval of darbepoetin alfa, and studies of patients with chronic kidney disease showed that those in whom higher hemoglobin concentrations were achieved "may be healthier and therefore more responsive to ESAs."

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