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(par'ă-sit'ik), Do not confuse this word with paracytic or paracystic.
1. Relating to or of the nature of a parasite.
2. Denoting organisms that normally grow only in or on the living body of a host.


(păr′ə-sĭt′ĭk) also


1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parasite.
2. Caused by a parasite: parasitic diseases.

par′a·sit′i·cal·ly adv.


1. Relating to or of the nature of a parasite.
2. Denoting organisms that normally grow only in or on the living body of a host.


Of, or relating to a parasite.
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Patient discussion about parasitic

Q. is an Amoeba dangerous?? and how can i get rid of it? my son is in Peru, he called and told me he got an Amoeba..i have no idea if it's dangerous or not, and how to get rid of it. and what kinds of food he needs to avoid.I'll appreciate help!

A. Amoeba is a nasty one...but not so dangerous! it's a one celled parasite which gets into your body if you eat in restaurants that the cook doesn't wash hands after going to the multiplies in your intestine and makes you diarrhea like hell. but if you'll treat it right it will go away as nothing happened. if you don't it can give you liver cyst. and that's not good. he should see a Dr.

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Organic amendments including manures like cow dung, horse manure, pigeon manure, duck manure, oil cakes including castor, mustard, neem, sawdust and husks contain elements which are suitable for the management of plant parasitic nematodes and growth and yield of the plants including walnut trees.
Prevalence of parasitic infections among pigeons (Columba livia) in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu.
The most challenge in Africa is a week healthcare system unable to face emerging and re-emerging parasitic diseases.
Author affiliations: Shandong Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Vector-Borne Diseases and Food-Borne Parasitic Diseases, Jining, China (G.
Under current regulations, 11 parasitic diseases are subject to mandatory reporting and registration: ascariasis, cryptosporidiosis, congenital toxoplasmosis, echinococcosis, giardiasis, hymenolepiasis, malaria, taeniasis, trichinellosis, trichuriasis and visceral leishmaniasis (4).
The mean score for the 93 patients who did not have parasitic infestation was 6.75, while that of patients with parasitic infestation was 6.5.
Countries where parasitic worms are common have lower reports of asthma.
The sample size was calculated according to the latest study on the prevalence of parasitic infection among population of Gujarat--the prevalence of 15.19% was found as per the study conducted by Shobha et al., [10] sample size calculated with formula 4 pq/[L.sup.2], taking 95% confidence interval (CI) with 7% error of estimation.
The parasitic infection is spread when people swallow water that has had contact with feces from a sick person and can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting and dehydration.
In Pakistan, parasitic infections are among major constraints to animal production.