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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.


Any living individual, whether plant or animal, considered as a whole.


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.


Any living individual, whether plant or animal, considered as a whole.


Any living animal or plant.


any living thing: animal, plant or microorganism. see CLASSIFICATION.


An individual of some type of life form, such as a plant, an animal, or a microorganism.


Any living individual, considered as a whole.

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.

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Q. Can a Chiropractor tell if your organs are shutting down?

A. She told me that because my spine is out of line so much, that it's causing my organs to shut down. I have been having bladder problems. I really think she is just trying to scare me.

Q. I'm looking for natural/organic ways to deal with carpal tunnel syndrome. My Boss has Carpal Tunnel syndrome. I'm looking for some natural remedies to help her ease the pain.

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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Prior to the Ediacaran period, between 635 and 541 million years ago, life forms were microscopic in size, but during the Ediacaran, large, complex organisms first appeared, some of which -- such as a type of organism known as rangeomorphs -- grew as tall as two metres.
In order to understand the risk of uranium toxicity to living organisms, scientists need to understand how or if uranium compounds are taken up by aquatic organisms whether through diet, or directly from the waters they live in, and which uranium compounds are most available to living organisms under different environmental conditions, said USGS biologist and lead author of the study, Marie-Nole Croteau.
To assess the water impurities many fresh water organisms have been used in biological monitoring including bacteria algae vascular plants macroinvertebrates and fish.
However, little research has been directed toward developing outbreak detection methods that are suited to large, multiple surveillance systems involving thousands of different organisms, such as the system used in England and Wales.
These are not aggressive chemical compounds, but when acting on a micro-organism, they cause the organism's membrane to burst before it has a chance to reproduce.
When Mehta and Baross sequenced a bit of DNA, they found that FS406-22 is an anaerobic archaean, a one-celled organism that looks like a bacterium but has chemical similarities to multicelled organisms.
Learn how to use feeders and boxes to create shelters for wildlife and establish ponds to provide water and nutrients to organisms. Create an oasis that is teeming with life in your own backyard.
The densely packed website offers a wealth of scientific resources related to its research on human genetics, model organisms, pathogens, bioinformatics, sequencing, and proteomics.
Organisms usually have two copies of most genes-one copy from each parent.
* Create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting specific marine organisms
Both these papers bring the vital perspectives of Deep Time and Whole Earth to the world of biomineralization, showing that biogeochemical pathways have evolved since organisms began to participate, with the backdrop of changing global tectonics.
The discoloration is the result of hydrogen peroxide ([H.sub.2][O.sub.2]) produced by these organisms, which in turn creates a greenish color on the product when the package is opened.

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