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bites

(bīts)
Multiple penetrations of the skin (puncture or laceration) causing reactions that result from 1) mechanical injury; 2) injection of toxic material such as snake or scorpion venom; 3) injection of antigenic substances, especially by insect or arthropod bites, capable of inducing and eliciting allergic sensitization; 4) introduction of otherwise indigenous mouth flora in the instance of human bites; 5) invasion of the tissue as in myiasis; 6) transmission of diseases such as typhus and rabies.
See also: bite

bites

(bīts)
Multiple penetrations of the skin (puncture or laceration) causing reactions that result from 1) mechanical injury; 2) injection of toxic material such as snake or scorpion venom; 3) injection of antigenic substances, especially by insect or arthropod bites, capable of inducing and eliciting allergic sensitization; 4) introduction of otherwise indigenous mouth flora in the instance of human bites; 5) invasion of the tissue as in myiasis; 6) transmission of diseases.
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Rabies vaccine is administered to patients presenting with dog bites in a high rate of cases.
Other signs of possible infection are redness extending beyond the immediate bite, drainage of pus, or worsening, rather than improvement, of the site over time.
A history of tick bite was reported by 3 (37.5%) of 8 patients.
He knew that a 2-year-old boy could die from a rattlesnake bite that might only wound an adult.
In order to separate the effect of aroma on bite size from other food-related sensations, researchers from the Netherlands developed a system where a custard-like dessert was eaten while different scents were simultaneously presented directly to the participants nose.
PARIS -- The risk of infection from bites varies considerably depending on the type of wound that is inflicted, and therefore careful assessment and treatment are required, according to wound experts speaking at a meeting of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies.
For dogs, these typically carry fleas that can jump on humans and bite us but cannot necessarily live on us.
The largest percentage of victims of dog bites are children.
Unlike mosquitoes, buffalo gnats do not bite through clothing, so only exposed skin is susceptible to attack.
The modal site of snake bite was foot and ankle in 42.30%.
There is also the chance some people can also suffer extreme allergic reactions to horsefly bites.
As with most behaviors, there's a good chance that the amount of pressure a dog applies when he bites is at least partly due to a genetic propensity for hard or soft biting.