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A flat, tendon-like membrane that serves to bind muscles or to attach muscles to bones. (NCI Thesaurus)
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Angélica (born Angélica Ksyvickis on November 30, 1973 in Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian TV hostess, singer and actress.
The first known Greek medical school opened in Cnidus in 700 BC. Alcmaeon, author of the first anatomical work, worked at this school, and it was here that the practice of observing patients was established. Hippocrates established his own medical school at Cos. The Greeks imported Egyptian substances into their pharmacopoeia, and the Egyptian influence becomes more pronounced after the establishment of a school of Greek medicine in Alexandria.
In Western Christianity, All Souls' Day commemorates the faithful departed. This day is principally observed in the Catholic Church, although some churches of the Anglican Communion and the Old Catholic Churches also celebrate it. The Western celebration of All Souls' Day is on 2 November and follows All Saints' Day, which commemorates the departed who have attained the beatific vision. The Eastern Orthodox churches observe several All Souls' Days during the year, mostly on Saturdays.
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was a British filmmaker and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres.
Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. In a career that spanned 50 years, Kurosawa directed 30 films. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in film history. Akira Kurosawa was the youngest of eight children born to Isamu and Shima Kurosawa in a suburb of Tokyo. The Kurosawas descended from a line of former samurai.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. Aikido can be categorized under the general umbrella of grappling arts.