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organism

 [or´gah-nizm]
an individual animal or plant.
pleuropneumonia-like o's PPLO; originally, a group of filtrable microorganisms similar to Mycoplasma mycoides, the causative agent of pleuropneumonia in cattle, which have been isolated from humans and other animals such as sheep, goats, dogs, rats, mice. They are now classified as bacteria and have been assigned to various species of the genus Mycoplasma.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

or·ga·nism

(ōr'gă-nizm),
Any living individual, whether plant or animal, considered as a whole.
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organism

(ôr′gə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. An individual form of life, such as a bacterium, protist, fungus, plant, or animal, composed of a single cell or a complex of cells in which organelles or organs work together to carry out the various processes of life.
2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living body: the social organism.

or′gan·is′mal (-nĭz′məl), or′gan·is′mic (-mĭk) adj.
or′gan·is′mi·cal·ly adv.
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or·ga·nism

(ōr'gă-nizm)
Any living individual, whether plant or animal, considered as a whole.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

organism

Any living animal or plant.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

organism

any living thing: animal, plant or microorganism. see CLASSIFICATION.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Organism

An individual of some type of life form, such as a plant, an animal, or a microorganism.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

or·ga·nism

(ōr'gă-nizm)
Any living individual, considered as a whole.
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Patient discussion about organism

Q. i'm going on an organic diet for fibromyalgia does anyone know if this will help this awful pain

A. Couldn't find any research proving that organic diet improves fibromyalgia. On the other hand, couldn't actually find a research that contradict it (or even dealing with it), so no one can give you any established answer for your answer, so it's your decision.

Anyway, remember to consult a professional (e.g. a doctor) before you start any diet or any other intervention.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/fibromyalgia.html

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A. I have found that MSM (GNC brand) 1500mg per day works for me. I talked to an Orthopedic Surgeon asking him why it works... he said "they really don't know why it works, but it works for many of my patients". When I stop taking my MSM the symptoms return so it is not a cure.

I have tried other brands of MSM and found the GNC brand works the best for me. It takes about 2 weeks to begin to see the results and several more weeks to get the full affect.

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Examples are a computer with both chips and neurons, machines that incorporate ad hoc grown tissues and biological sensors, or living organisms strengthened by artifacts to withstand disease or hostile environments.
The first living organisms would have been microscopic, cell-like organizations capable of replicating and adapting to environmental conditions - a humble beginning to life on Earth.
This paper demonstrates that there is an additional roundness of spacetime around living organisms. Experiments were done in a closed environment that showed an increasing of roundness of space-time during the growing phase of an organism and decreasing of roundness of spacetime after its death.
And some of those organic systems now are alive, and those evolved by process of selection over long periods of time into living organisms.
Ecologists (scientists who study living organisms and their environment) warn that draining the Glades has also deeply impacted humans, who rely heavily on the area for water.
Mr Harvey said: "In living organisms, these interactions between multiple mutations are difficult to measure, but they could be related to such thorny evolutionary issues as the origin and maintenance of sex."
Biochemistry suggests that living organisms could not have evolved by chance, that they were designed.
Furthermore, the pious collection of dead specimens in books is in contradiction to the trompe l'oeil effect which derives its characteristic vividness from contemplation of living organisms.
What is lacking here, Oliver suggests, is any concrete familiarity with living organisms - this, and an unwillingness to speculate.
It's surprising what living organisms can do with minimal communication.
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