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ameba

 [ah-me´bah] (pl. ame´bae, amebas) (L.)
a minute, one-celled protozoan. The common laboratory example is Amoeba proteus. The usual cause of human amebic infection is Entamoeba histolytica.
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a·me·ba

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a·me·bae

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a·me·bas

(ă-mē'bă, -bē, -băz), Do not use the singular ameba as a plural form.
Common name for Amoeba and similar naked, lobose, sarcodine protozoa.
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ameba

(ə-mē′bə)
n.
Variant of amoeba.
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ameba

Drug slang
A regionally popular term for PCP, see there.
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a·me·ba

, pl. amebae, pl. amebas (ă-mē'bă, -bē, -băz)
Common name for Amoeba and similar naked, lobose, sarcodine protozoa.
Synonym(s): amoeba.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

a·me·ba

, pl. amebae, pl. amebas (ă-mē'bă, -bē, -băz)
Common name for Amoeba and similar naked, lobose, sarcodine protozoa.
Synonym(s): amoeba.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about ameba

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. oooo...an 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 bathroom..it 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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hartmanni (small, nonpathogenic ameba in humans), En.
We axenically cultivated ameba stocks with genera-specific media in T25 tissue culture flasks at 28[degrees]C and verified them to be axenic by using standardized methods (19,35-37).
Free-living amebas. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, et al (editors).
(1) Ameba business: Ameba, Ameba Pigg, poupeegirl, MicroAd, verbal communication business, etc.
castellani ameba isolated from a diseased cornea yielded "A.
Especially, Ameba has established itself as Japan's most popular blog service, and we achieved the initial goal of 10 billion page views (PVs; 11.69 billion PVs as of October 2009) ahead of schedule.
In this promising environment, the CyberAgent Group has continued towork to strengthen its Group media, centered on Ameba, to reinforce its marketing power through its Internet advertising agency business, and to broaden its investment development business that makes use of the other two businesses.
Founded in 1998, the company has provided many kinds of businesses in Japan including being the largest social game provider, running the #1 blog based communication service (Ameba), the #1 internet, and the #1 corporate venture capital.
A free-living ameba naturally found in the environment, Balamuthia mandrillaris can cause a serious infection of the brain, other organs (skin, liver, kidneys), and rarely, spinal cord.
In the current business year, fees generated by Ameba Pigg and advertising revenue increased, and as a result, net sales totaled 12,704 million yen (up 68.9% from 7,522 million yen in the same period of the previous year), and we recorded an operating income of 3,975 million yen (up 61.1% from an operating income of 2,468 million yen in the same period of the previous year).
To the Editor: Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is an acute and fulminant disease caused by Naegleria fowleri, an amphizoic ameba belonging to the family Vahlkampfidae.
Histopathologic testing of donor autopsy brain tissue at CDC showed amebae, and subsequent testing of specimens from the donor and the two kidney recipients confirmed transmission by transplantation of Balamuthia granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE), a rare disease caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris, a free-living ameba found in soil (1).