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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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Neandertals and their ancestors--who originated in western Europe as many as 800,000 years ago, according to fossil finds in Spain--evolved in cold areas, far from the African tropics that nurtured H.
Artwork, ceremonial goods placed in graves, and other discoveries made mainly at Stone Age H.
Its molar teeth are considerably larger than those of European H.
The investigators classify the skulls as embers of a "near-human" H.
This suggests that both species were direct ancestors of H.
Wolpoff's group assessed the extent to which samples of early modern-human fossil crania from Central Europe and Australia--all between 20,000 and 30,000 years old--share anatomical features with older H.
For example, the new find has a long, oval-shaped braincase with a considerably smaller volume than that of H.
erectus fossils actually belong to an anatomically diverse form of H.
A separate species of African hominids living at the same time evolved into H.
But there is evidence for anatomical similarity between Neanderthals and early H.