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The pharmacy's symbol is the bowl of...
Hygieia. Bowl of Hygieia is one of the symbols of pharmacy, and along with the Rod of Asclepius it is one of the most ancient and important symbols related to medicine in western countries. Hygieia was the Greek goddess of Health hygiene, and the associate, wife, or daughter of Asclepius. Asclepius' symbol is his rod, with a snake twined around it; correspondingly, Hygieia's symbol is a cup or chalice with a snake twined around its stem and poised above it.
In which sport, diuretics (drugs that promote the production of urine) are used as illegal doping?
Ski jumping. Diuretics are used in sports with weight limits to reduce weight quickly. Sports where weight loss may be an advantage include the martial arts, rowing, boxing, weight lifting and - most of all - ski jumping. Athletes have also taken diuretics to speed up the rate that other banned drugs are passed out of their body.