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mosquito

 [mos-ke´to]
any of various small winged insects, many of which are blood-sucking and important vectors of disease. The most important genera are Aedes, Anopheles, and Culex, which are responsible for the transmission of yellow fever, malaria, dengue, and other diseases.

mos·qui·to

, pl.

mos·qui·toes

(mŭs-kē'tō, -tōs),
A blood-sucking dipterous insect of the family Culicidae. Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Mansonia, and Stegomyia are the genera containing most of the species involved in the transmission of parasitic and viral pathogens.
[Sp. dim. of mosca, fly, fr. L. musca, a fly]

mosquito

/mos·qui·to/ (mos-ke´to) [Sp.] a bloodsucking and venomous insect of the family Culicidae, including the genera Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, and Mansonia.

mosquito

(mə-skē′tō)
n. pl. mosqui·toes or mosqui·tos
Any of numerous slender two-winged insects of the family Culicidae, having aquatic larvae and in the adult female a long proboscis, used in most species for sucking blood. Some species of mosquitoes transmit the pathogens that cause certain diseases, notably malaria, yellow fever, and dengue. Also called regionally skeeter. tater

mosquito

Medical entomology An arthropod of the dipteran family Culicidae, the ♀ of which is a bloodsucker; eggs are laid on water–insecticides are sprayed on stagnant water for mosquito control–where larvae feed on debris or occasionally other living organisms Mosquito genera of medical importance Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Stegomyia, vectors for blood-borne parasites–eg, Brugia malayi, Wuchereria bancrofti, Plasmodium spp, Trypanosoma spp, and viruses–eg, alphaviridae, flaviviridae, togaviridae, that cause California, eastern equine, Venezuelan and western equine encephalitides, O'nyong-nyong, dengue fever, Rift valley fever, yellow fever Surgery Mosquito forceps A small hemostatic forceps. See Forceps.

mos·qui·to

, pl. mosquitoes (mŏs-kē'tō, -tōz)
A blood-sucking dipterous insect of the family Culicidae. Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Mansonia, and Stegomyia are genera containing most species involved in the transmission of protozoan and other disease-producing parasites.
[Sp. dim. of mosca, fly, fr. L. musca, a fly]

mosquito

a DIPTERAN fly that acts as a vector of numerous tropical diseases, such as MALARIA and YELLOW FEVER.

mosquito

blood-sucking insect of the genera Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Taeniorhynchus (Mansonia) and Psorophora. Some species are concerned with the transmission of diseases, such as equine encephalomyelitis, filarial nematodes, avian malaria and Rift Valley fever.

mosquito-bite dermatitis
pruritic papules and plaques develop on the face of cats with hypersensitivity reactions to mosquito bites.
mosquito forceps
see halsted mosquito forceps.

Patient discussion about mosquito

Q. does mosquito bites considered as an edema a bet with a friend- please help solve an issue an help me win a new I pod :)

A. (don't take the mini i-pod, it sucks). it's true-the mosquito has a number of proteins and materials in his saliva that works as anticoagulants and vasodilators (blood vessel broadening). these causes the bite area to start an immune reaction and one of the consequences is an edema-"an increase of interstitial fluid in any organ", that means fluids are exiting blood system. in this case- not too much...

Q. What is this mosquito bite that became a rash?? I was bitten by a mosquito a few hours ago and the bite turned in to a red rash that spreaded all over my body. It's already starting to disappear but I would really like to know what was it! If you have any ideas...please share with me...

A. What you describe may be urticaria (hives). It's a kind of allergic reaction to many stimuli, including drugs, infections, foods etc, and in your case-insect bite. The rash is red-pink and elevated above the normal skin level, and lesions come and go in a matter of hours, an eventually disappears. There may also be a feeling of itching.

You may read more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urticaria

Q. what can happen to me if a mosquito bite me? is it not safe to my health? are there side effects?

A. Mosquitos, in some areas carry Nile disease. Remeber to wear repellent with deet.

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El misquito se habla en la costa atlantica hondurena, en el departamento de Gracias a Dios, y en el departamento nicaraguense de Zelaya, desde la frontera con Honduras hasta la Laguna de Perlas.
El sumo o mayangna se encuentra al oeste del territorio misquito y presenta tres variedades, las dos primeras muy semejantes y la tercera algo mas divergente (Salamanca 2007: 48): el tawahka, hablado en el curso superior del rio Patuca en Honduras, el panamaca hablado en Nicaragua en territorios recorridos por los rios Huaspuc y Bambana, y el twahka o taguasca, hablado en el area del rio Bocay y tambien la del Bambana.
En la decada de 1840, se producen los primeros estudios gramaticales que se conservan de un idioma de esta parte de la America Central: el misquito, lengua que luego fue objeto, por parte de los misioneros moravos, de un estudio mas intenso que cualquiera otra de la region entre las decadas de 1890 y 1920.
Este jefe de Estado hacia ver la necesidad de educar a algunos jovenes de origen paya, garifuna, xicaque y misquito aplicando el modelo de la educacion y la lengua oficial del incipiente Estado de Honduras.
Las conquistas que resena el discurso tawahka se refieren a la experiencia exitosa de los misquitos y pech en la declaracion de la Biosfera del Rio Platano, tambien ubicada en la Mosquitia.
En la historia del pueblo tawahka, su tradicional rivalidad con los misquitos, los piratas ingleses, los espanoles y los descendientes de estos, ha promovido un mundo de vida en sus habitantes, propiciando la emergencia de la construccion de una identidad etnica propia.
En la actualidad, las lenguas que se conservan son las siguientes tol (familia jicaque), misquito, sumo, ulua (familia misumalpa), pech o paya, rama, guatuso, bribri, cabecar, naso (terraba-teribe), boruca, guaimi, bocota, cuna, chimila, ica, cogui, damana, tunebo, bari (estirpe chibchense), huaunana y una serie de variedades emberaes (en Hoyos Benitez 2000: 73, se cita una cuenta de nueve: baudo, tado, citara, sambu, catio, chami, saija, de San Jorge y de Rio Verde).
Entre las lenguas vivas, las que tienen mayor numero de hablantes son el misquito (125 000 o mas), el guaymi (alrededor de 112 000) y el cuna (50 000 o mas).
Mientras tanto, las lenguas indigenas, las mas importantes el misquito, el sumo-mayangna y el rama, se conservaron vivas, a diferencia de las lenguas indigenas de la region del Pacifico, desaparecidas bien pronto como sistemas linguisticos bajo el peso de la colonizacion.
El traslado de los terraba en 1697 hacia el Rio Grande de Terraba, tambien tiene relacion con el impacto de los ataques de los misquitos e ingleses y las guerras.
Por su parte Roberts, llego a estas tierras contratado por traficantes de Jamaica que deseaban reanudar sus alianzas y negocios no solo con los Zambo- Misquitos, sino con otros indigenas del Caribe.
A comienzos del siglo XIX, varios indigenas talamanquenos buscaron refugio en el pueblo de reduccion de Guadalupe a fin de escapar de las depredaciones de los Misquitos.