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Related to mush: cornmeal mush
Drug slang A regionally popular street term for opium or heroin
Molecular biology A defective derivative of phage Mu; mud insertions are used to construct operon and gene fusions in enteric bacteria
Vox populi A popular term for very strong coffee or espresso

donor

(do'nor) [Fr. doneur fr L. donator, giver, donor]
1. A person or animal that furnishes blood, tissue, or an organ to be used in another person.
2. In chemistry, a compound that frees part of itself to unite with another compound called an acceptor.

artificial insemination donor

Abbreviation: AID
A male who provides sperm to be used to fertilize a woman seeking to become pregnant.

blood donor

One who gives blood (or its components) to be used for transfusion.

cadaveric donor

One who donates an organ or tissue after his or her death.

directed donor

A family member, friend, or significant other who gives blood, an organ, or tissue to another person to support a vital function or prevent death.

HLA-mismatched related donor

Mismatched related donor.

human leukocyte antigen matched unrelated donor

Matched unrelated donor.

hydrogen donor

In oxidation-reduction reactions, a substance that gives up hydrogen atoms to another substance, the acceptor.
See: hydrogen acceptor

living donor

One who donates an organ or tissue while he or she is still living. Living donors must be healthy and antigenically matched to the recipient.

matched unrelated donor

Abbreviation: MUD
One who donates an organ or tissue (such as bone marrow stem cells) to another person with human leukocyte antigens identical to those of the organ recipient.
Synonym: human leukocyte antigen matched unrelated donor

mismatched related donor

Abbreviation: MMRD
An organ or tissue donor who is a family member of the organ recipient but whose human leukocyte antigens are not identical to those of the recipient. In general in organ transplantation, organ and recipient survival are highest when the donor and the recipient share the same HLA antigens.
Synonym: HLA-mismatched related donor

nondirected donor

A person who donates blood, an organ, or tissue to the community at large and is unknown to the recipient.

related HLA-identical donor

Related identical donor.

related identical donor

Abbreviation: RID
A family member who donates an organ or tissue (such as a kidney or bone marrow stem cells) to another family member who shares perfectly matched human leukocyte antigens. Organ transplantations from RIDs have higher success rates than transplants obtained from mismatched related donors (MMRDs) or from matched unrelated donors (MUDs).
Synonym: related HLA-identical donor

universal donor

A person who has group O red blood cells. In a life-threatening emergency this person's cells can be transfused into any patient in need of red blood cells.

matched unrelated donor

Abbreviation: MUD
One who donates an organ or tissue (such as bone marrow stem cells) to another person with human leukocyte antigens identical to those of the organ recipient.
Synonym: human leukocyte antigen matched unrelated donor
See also: donor

mud

pertaining to or emanating from wet conditions underfoot.

mud fever
said of horses affected by dermatophilosis, leptospirosis, greasy heel.
mud snail
lymnaeatruncatula.
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Mush has been covered extensively by UK press and more recently, with the Duchess of Cambridge's involvement, it has been picked up by US publications.
Low-fat Fried Mush 4 cups cold water 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup cornmeal, polenta OR grits Mix cornmeal and salt in cold water.
Mush also helps people organise group meet-ups, such as coffee in a child-friendly cafe or a weekly group walk, and these are now taking place regularly in the North East.
be tough as there's to get your head and you're and so be a time you and what You can near you arrange Mush organise coffee o"It can be tough as there's so much to get your head around and you're so exhausted and emotional Sarah Baker
Half fantasise about just being themselves for a day, rather than a mother - although Mush stresses that they only want a day: "Just enough to make you miss them horribly and forget the fact they wiped your lipstick all over the sofa.
Below, new kids on the block Benji and Kai learning to mush with Rich
Mush sent me a dozen eggs every week, they were like gold at the time
It would be wrong to read too much into what happened that day, but the truth was that the void race was taken pretty seriously, and Dado Mush was beaten readily by not only Jord - who had got a flyer - but also by Rigat.
Some families play Monopoly, others watch TV--but Hannah Moderow, 17, and her family mush together.
Perhaps The Mush Stage, 2001, gives the best indication of Hammond's method.
I never knew Heidi could shriek so loud, and I never understood how Fried Mush got its name.
No interminable meetings, followed by weeks of sweat and toil, and topped by a wholesale rejection-or better yet- "refocusing" of my concept until it was so much mush.