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Chinese vs Japanese Writing   A system of writing was first developed in China during the Shang Dynasty approximately 1600 BCE while it was around AD 600, that a writing system was developed in Japan. Initially borrowing the Chinese writing system, the Japanese eventually made alterations to these Chinese characters,... 
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Council vs Counsel   Council and counsel are two words that are commonly being confused for one another due to their uncanny similarity. Nearly identical in their pronunciation as well as their spelling, it is quite difficult to discern the difference between council vs counsel. Regardless of the proximity of the... 
Difference Between Education and Knowledge
Education vs Knowledge   Knowledge and education are two words that are very much interrelated since one, more often than not, leads to the other and vice versa. It is because of this very reason that the two words are used as synonyms for one another, as well. However, it is inaccurate to do so. What is Knowledge? Knowledge... 
Difference Between Mint and Peppermint
Mint vs Peppermint   Mint is a common household name and is a well-loved flavour of both young and the old. However, confusion takes place when different types of mint are put into the picture. What is Mint? Mint, also known as Mentha, is a genus of plants belonging to the family Lamiaceae. While the number of... 
Difference Between Shallots and Onions
Shallots vs Onions   Most recipes require very specific directions as well as precision in ingredients. This is exactly why, although onions and shallots are from the same allium family, they cannot be used interchangeably in cooking. However, because of the very similar appearance of the two, they often tend to... 
Difference Between Parsley and Coriander
Parsley vs Coriander   Two very essential herbs in the culinary world, parsley and coriander both belong to the Apaceae family. They are both commonly used for cooking and garnishing purposes and resemble each other to a certain extent with regards to appearance as well as taste. However, differences become evident... 
Difference Between Plum and Prune
Plum vs Prune   A means of preserving the excessive harvest of a variety of crops, drying is a technique that has been used from time immemorial to prevent the wastage of food. Fruits are an easily perishable food type for which the drying method is used more popularly since taking out the moisture out of food... 
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Alpha vs Beta Receptors   Catelocholamines are the sympathetic neurohumodal transmitters including noradrenaline and dopamine. These chemicals interact directly with receptors on the cell membrane in order to complete their action. This interaction is a vital step in the mechanisms of action of catecholamines,... 
Difference Between Spinal Cord and Spinal Column
Spinal Cord vs Spinal Column   Spinal cord and spinal column are two major components of the nervous system and skeletal system, respectively. Spinal column is commonly known as the backbone which protects the spinal cord, which composed of cables of nerves. Spinal Cord Spinal cord is composed of nerve fibers,... 
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Estradiol vs Estrogen   Estrogen is a type of steroid sex hormone, which serves in many tissues, affecting both female and male physiology. Estradiol is considered as a type of estrogen. However, there are another two main types of estrogens; estrone and estriol. Estriol is the least effective hormone and... 
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Fasting vs Nonfasting Cholesterol   Serum cholesterol measurement is one of the most conducted blood tests. Diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and narrowing of arteries are on the rise, and the World Health Organization has recommended serum cholesterol as one of the assessment tools used to determine the risk of... 
Difference Between Cataract and Glaucoma
Cataract vs Glaucoma   Glaucoma and cataract are two common eye disorders. Simply because these are so common and are related to common diseases like diabetes, it is important to understand the differences between the two. This article describes the clinical features, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment... 
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Cold Sore vs Herpes   Herpes and cold sore are two words that always come together. It is important to understand that cold sores are a type of presentation of herpes simplex infection. Therefore, the difference between herpes and cold sores are subtle. The blisters that occur due to Herpes simplex viral infection... 
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Hodgkin vs Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma   Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin are two important subtypes of lymphocyte cancers. There are many differences between the two conditions while some presenting features, investigations and general treatment principles are the same for both Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin lymphomas. This article... 
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Influenza A vs B   Influenza is the common viral infection, which is commonly called “the flu”. This infection is common to mammals as well as birds. The viruses are all belong to the group orthomyxoviridae. There are three types of influenza viruses. They are type A, B and C. Even though the virology... 
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Gangrene vs Necrosis   Necrosis and gangrene are two terms encountered in pathology. Although these are not terms usually heard among non-medical people, it is helpful to understand the basic differences especially if these happen to you or your loved ones. After extensive tissue injury, the doctors may use these... 
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