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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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betabe‧ta /ˈbiːtə $ ˈbeɪtə/ noun  [singular]SLA the second letter of the Greek alphabet, β or B
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betaI do not share the view of Professor Sleight that it is essential to give a beta blocker early on.A beta of 0. 5 would indicate that the stock is about half as volatile as the market.Or it could be other things in the foods that happen to be rich in beta carotene that provide the health benefits.That theory fuels the $ 75 million to $ 100 million in annual sales of beta carotene supplements.Hemoglobin C is an abnormal hemoglobin in which lysine replaces glutamic acid in position 6 of the beta chain.Females often try to escape from the alpha male's vigilance, and will go up to the beta male and solicit copulation.Among the actions which Ahlquist had attributed to beta receptors was the stimulation of the rate and force of the heartbeat.