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THROAT, med. jur. The anterior part of the neck. Dungl. plea. Diet. h.t.; Coop. Dict. h.t.; 2 Good's Study of Med. 302; 1 Chit. Med. Jur. 97, n.
     2. The word throat, in an indictment which charged the defendant with murder, by "cutting the throat of the deceased," does not mean, and is not to be confined to that part of the neck which is scientifically called the throat, but signifies that which is commonly called the throat. 6 Carr. & Payne, 401; S. C. 25 Eng. Com. Law Rep. 458.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The results of this study showed a 96% reduction in the incidence of streptococcal sore throat in the BLIS K12 group.
[7-9] The study used a figure of 15% for the prevalence of group A streptococci in the pharynx; this means that only 1-2 of every 1 000 children/ year experience a group A streptococcal sore throat (1.3/1 000 child years).
Antibiotics should not be used, as the etiological agent is a virus, or unless there is a concomitant streptococcal sore throat (in this case a penicillin derivative can be used).