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Oral Changes in Betel Nut (Areca Nut) Chewers

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Description:

Areca nut (or betel nut) chewing is a habit practiced by millions of people in Asia and India for thousands of years. A number of additives are mixed and wrapped in a betel leaf, which is then chewed for an extended period of time. The practice has a number of potentially serious side effects.

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