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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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In this warm, moist mush, the ants grow a white fungus--a kind of mushroom.
Those who laid Dado Mush that day (clears throat meaningfully) will have felt vindicated, if none the richer.
Having stayed on powerfully over a furlong shorter last time, Sophia Gardens should love the one-mile trip and will be hard to beat in receipt of considerable weight from Dado Mush.
Today many students who enter law school with a skull full of mush leave with only student loans to pay back and a few Emanuel outlines tucked under their arms.
But fortune favours the brave, especially in the betting ring, and David Arbuthnot's Sophia Gardens is fancied to inflict an irregular defeat on Dado Mush.
Kirsty Milczarek was banned for two days (January 7-8) for careless riding on Dado Mush, whose trainer Terry Clement said: "She had to be boisterous on him but he loves this surface.
And the club's swift success - earning it the nickname of The Mush, as in Mushrooms - certainly gave the miners plenty to cheer.
Cornell University pathologist Walter Burkholder described the organism in 1950 as the culprit behind sour skin, a disease that reduces onions to slimy mush.
It does mush out a bit in the final frames, just when we're feeling totally parched from her merciless tongue.
This year, the 21-year-old from Bend, Oregon, is back in the race -- determined to mush her way eleven-hundred miles to the finish line in the 34th annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Born on January 1, 1922, Mush was the son of Joseph Staiti and Rose (Gregorio) Staiti and was a life long resident of Barre.
a content owner and global leader in the digital distribution of independently owned music and video catalogs, announced today worldwide digital distribution agreements between its Digital Rights Agency subsidiary and Mush Records, Joyful Noise Recordings and Clockwize Online.