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trypanosome

 [tri-pan´o-sōm]
an individual protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma.

try·pan·o·some

(tri-pan'ō-sōm, trip'ă-nō-),
Common name for any member of the genus Trypanosoma or of the family Trypanosomatidae.
[G. trypanon, an auger, + sōma, body]

trypanosome

/try·pano·some/ (tri-pan´o-sōm) an individual of the genus Trypanosoma. trypanoso´mal

trypanosome

(trĭ-păn′ə-sōm′)
n.
Any of various parasitic flagellate protozoans of the genus Trypanosoma, transmitted to the vertebrate bloodstream, lymph, and spinal fluid by certain insects and often causing diseases such as sleeping sickness and nagana.

try·pan′o·so′mal, try·pan′o·som′ic (-sŏm′ĭk) adj.

trypanosome

[trip′ənōsōm′, tripan′-]
any organism of the genus Trypanosoma. See also trypanosomiasis. trypanosomal, adj.

trypanosome

(1) An obsolete synonym for trypomastigote. 
(2) A generic term for a trypanosome.

try·pan·o·some

(trī-pan'ō-sōm)
Common name for any member of the genus Trypanosoma or of the family Trypanosomatidae.
[G. trypanon, an auger, + sōma, body]

trypanosome

A member of the genus Trypanosoma , one of several hundred species of flagellated blood parasite PROTOZOA that cause disease in animals and man. See also TRYPANOSOMIASIS and CHAGAS DISEASE.

trypanosome

any parasitic protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma, which is parasitic in the gut of tsetse flies and in the blood of vertebrates. They cause important diseases in horses and cattle and AFRICAN SLEEPING SICKNESS in humans.

trypanosome

a protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma.
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Mdachi RE, Murilla GA, Omukuba JN and V Cagnolati Disposition of diminazene aceturate (Berenil[R]) in trypanosome infected and pregnant lactating cows.
La maladie du sommeil avait toujours existe, disait-on et << si elle etait aussi meurtriere, tout le pays serait depuis longtemps depeuple >> ; << Jamot confond le trypanosome avec le treponeme de la syphilis et du pian >>, affirmait le directeur du service de sante du Cameroun.
Even though they're famous for spreading the trypanosome parasite that causes sleeping sickness, only 1 to 5 percent of normal tsetse flies become carriers when feeding on infected blood.
The visualization of the effect of trypanosome infection on PCV in mice is further illustrated in Fig.
One elegant example of this phenomenon is the demonstration that HDL serves as a platform for the assembly of a complex containing apoL-I and haptoglobin-related protein (both found in the proteomics study) that is highly lytic for a species of trypanosome (72).
Trypanosoma lewisi, a blood parasite found in rats, has many similarities to the trypanosome species causing human trypanosomiasis.
The fly is the carrier of the single cell parasite, trypanosome, which attacks the blood and nervous system of its victims, causing sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock.
Studies on the INTERCEPT system's inactivation of emerging pathogens include inactivation of an emerging West Nile Virus strain in South France (Abstract P-367) and the INTERCEPT system's ability to inactivate Trypanosome cruzi, or Chagas disease, which has been transmitted via platelet transfusions in at least six cases in the United States and Canada (Abstract P-368).
Research objectives and content The African trypanosome Trypanosoma brucei can multiply for years in the bloodstream of mammalian hosts.