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A member of the primate genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other apes by a large brain and the capacity for speech.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of humans: the course of human events; the human race.

hu′man·hood′ n.
hu′man·ness n.


Etymology: L, humanus
a member of the genus Homo and particularly of the species H. sapiens.


[L. humanus, human]
1. An offspring of humans. 2. Pert. to or characterizing people.


see homo-.

human carriers
humans who act as active carriers of diseases of animals and infect animals.
human immunodeficiency virus
includes HIV1 (more common) and HIV2 which are lentiviruses that cause acquired immunodeficiency disease (AIDS) in humans.
human leukocyte antigen
see major histocompatibility complex.

Patient discussion about human

Q. I am a man with breast cancer. Hello friends, you might have heard about breast cancer in women but here I am a man with breast cancer. Is Herceptin licensed to treat me?

A. Hi, what were your symptoms and when did you discover you had breast cancer?

Q. what are the basics products we as a humans, need to have in our diet?

A. A regular healthy diet should be comprised of a 40-50% carbohydrate (bread, rice, etc.), 30-40% protein (dairy, meat, chicken, fish) and 20% fat. Other important ingredients are fruit and vegetables, that contain large amounts of fibers and vitamins.

Q. Is there a difference between a man's diet and a woman's diet? let say for the point of it the weight the same and they are in the same age .

A. no one should have the same exact diet, you need to find what works for you and helps you achieve your goals.

the base of the diet could be the same, for example burn calories then you consume. But other wise, find what works for you.

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Consider Germany's Vogelherd Cave, where 30,000-to-40,000 year-old ivory figurines and other artifacts have long been viewed as the handiwork of ancient H.
That pattern fits with the theory that an aptitude for reflection and even symbolic thinking arose gradually in both Neandertals and H.
For all its anatomical eccentricities, the Oase material "fits well within the envelope of modern H.
Skulls from at least 60,000 years ago in northern Africa display primitive facial features, such as large jaws and teeth, he notes, yet they're attributed to modem H.
Another perspective, exemplified by Milford Wolpoffof the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, folds Neandertals and all other Homo fossils from the past 2 million years into one species, H.
CULTURED RELATIVES The debate over the nature of modern H.