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Alap is a village in Fejér county, Hungary.


  1. The alap is the opening section of a typical North Indian classical performance. It is a form of melodic improvisation that introduces and develops a raga. In dhrupad singing the alap is unmetered, improvised and unaccompanied, and started at a slow tempo.
    • also known as 奥洛普
  2. Alap a.k.a. type 1 tumor necrosis factor receptor shedding aminopeptidase regulator is a gene.
    • also known as aminopeptidase PILS, adipocyte-derived leucine aminopeptidase

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Google previewA Course of Chymistry (1686)

Containing an Easie Method of Preparing Those Chymical Medicins which are Used in Physick. With Curious Remarks and Useful Discourses Upon Each Preparation, for the Benefit of Such who Desire to be Instructed in the Knowledge of this Art by Nicolas Lémery

Alap is a grayish root brought out of America, cut into slices and dried; it grows in the Province of Mechoacan, and in several other places; the best is that which is most compačt, and filled with Resinous veins. It purges watery humors very well, ...

Google previewEscape on Venus (2012)

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Alap is a considerable land mass lying in the southern hemisphere of Venus. A portion of it lies in the south temperate zone, but itextendstowardthe northfarinto Strabol, the torrid zone. Practically all of this part of Anlap is totally unexplored ...

Google previewA Course of Chymistry ... Fourth edition, etc (1720)

by Nicolas LÉMERY

ALAP is a grayilh Root brought out of Amerz'm, cut into Slices and dried. Its Plant is a kind ofSo/anum, or Night-shade : It grows in the Province of Mec/wamn, and in several other Places; the best is that which is most compact, and filled with .

Google previewA Manual of Veterinary Therapeutics and Pharmacology (1908)

by Edward Wallis Hoare

alap is a hydragogue carthartic and cholagogue. It stimulates the secretion of bile and increases ' to a marked extent the secretion from the intestinal glands. Even in large doses it has little effect on horses or cattle. It is an effectual purgative ...

Google previewCyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial and Scientific (1873)

Products of the Mineral, Vegetable and Animal Kingdoms, Useful Arts and Manufactures by Edward Balfour

J alap is a valnable purgative drug obtained from a plant of Mexico and South America; the Exagonium purge, Benth. lpomm-s purga, also the lpomoea jalapa of other authors. JALAB.-See Clialar. JALARI CHETTU- TEL. Vaticalaccii'era— 7!

Google previewThe New International Encyclopædia (1903)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

J alap resin may be distinguished from common resin by its insolubility in volatile oils. , J alap is a valuable cathartic, but is seldom given alone. lt is an ingredient of the compound cathartic pill of the United States Pharmacopoeia. lts purgative ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

alap is a typical hydragogue purgative, causing the excretion of roe fluid than scammony, but producing less stimulation of the muscular wall of the bowel. For both reasons it is preferable to saimony. It was shown by Professor Rutherford at ...

Google previewInternational Record of Medicine and General Practice Clinics (1879)

by Edward Swift Dunster, Frank Pierce Foster, James Bradbridge Hunter, Charles Eucharist de Medicis Sajous, Gregory Stragnell, Henry J. Klaunberg, Félix Martí-Ibáñez

J alap is a powerful hepatic as well as intestinal stimulant. 20. Sodium sulphate is an hepatic stimulant of considerable power. It also stimulates the intestinal glands. 21. Magnesium sulphate is an intestinal but not an hepatic stimulant. 22.

Google previewThe Dispensatory of the United States of America (1834)

J alap is an active cathartic, operating briskly and sometimes painfully upon the bowels, and producing cop“ms watery stools. The aqueous extract purges moderately, without much griping, and is said to increase the How of urine. The portion ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1993)

Volume 28 - Supplement 13: AerosPate Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Tree Structures by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Control step ASAP ALAP Time frames Distribution graph List scheduling overcomes precisely this shortcoming by providing an additional criteria whenever operations are sorted on the same topological level. The most frequently used criteria ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Percussion (2013)

by John H. Beck

Jhala is the climaxof the alap portion, in which excitement is built up through the speed and rhythmic variation across all octaves of the instrumentalist's ability, ending the alap section with virtuosic flair. Thenext large musical section ofa ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South Asia : the Indian subcontinent (1998)

by Bruno Nettl, Ruth M. Stone, James Porter, Timothy Rice

Throughout the nonpulsed alap section, the performer sounds the drone strings just prior to a stroke on a melody string to help establish the tonic and to maintain correct intonation. In the next, pulsed section (jor), the instrumentalist sounds the ...

Google previewThe Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1999)

by Don Michael Randel

Alap, alapa(na) [Hin., Skt., Tel.]. An unmetered and unpulsed, improvised prelude or vocalise in Indian music. Broadly speaking, it may include types of pulsed music, but drum accompaniment and meter are now rarely used.

Google previewDictionary of Medical Vocabulary in English, 1375–1550 (2016)

Body Parts, Sicknesses, Instruments, and Medicinal Preparations by Juhani Norri

alap«. and. alobe«. are respectively based on the senses. afold. of a robe used as a receptacle« (MED, senses 2, 4) and. aloose. part of a garment, loose sleeve « (MED, senses 1, 6a). Tr. ML sinus in the sense. auterine. compartment« (see ...

Google previewB. Bradshaw's dictionary of mineral waters, climatic health resorts [&c.] ... of the world (1883)

by B. Bradshaw

Alap or Felsd-Alap and Alsd-Alap.— Austria, Hungary, near Stuhlweissenburg. Acidulous or bitter waters. Special indications : Irregular functions of the intestinal organs, affections of the mucous membrane, chronic skin diseases and plethora.

Google previewB. Bradshaw's Dictionary of Mineral Waters, Climatic Health Resorts, Sea Baths, and Hydropathic Establishments (1883)

by B. Bradshaw

Alap or Fels5-Alap and Als8-Alap.— Austria, Hungary, near Stuhlweissenburg. Acidulous or bitter waters. Special indications : Irregular functions of the intestinal organs, affections of the mucous membrane, chronic skin diseases and plethora.

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