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A member of the primate genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other apes by a large brain and the capacity for speech.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of humans: the course of human events; the human race.

hu′man·hood′ n.
hu′man·ness n.


Etymology: L, humanus
a member of the genus Homo and particularly of the species H. sapiens.


[L. humanus, human]
1. An offspring of humans. 2. Pert. to or characterizing people.


see homo-.

human carriers
humans who act as active carriers of diseases of animals and infect animals.
human immunodeficiency virus
includes HIV1 (more common) and HIV2 which are lentiviruses that cause acquired immunodeficiency disease (AIDS) in humans.
human leukocyte antigen
see major histocompatibility complex.

Patient discussion about human

Q. I am a man with breast cancer. Hello friends, you might have heard about breast cancer in women but here I am a man with breast cancer. Is Herceptin licensed to treat me?

A. Hi, what were your symptoms and when did you discover you had breast cancer?

Q. what are the basics products we as a humans, need to have in our diet?

A. A regular healthy diet should be comprised of a 40-50% carbohydrate (bread, rice, etc.), 30-40% protein (dairy, meat, chicken, fish) and 20% fat. Other important ingredients are fruit and vegetables, that contain large amounts of fibers and vitamins.

Q. Is there a difference between a man's diet and a woman's diet? let say for the point of it the weight the same and they are in the same age .

A. no one should have the same exact diet, you need to find what works for you and helps you achieve your goals.

the base of the diet could be the same, for example burn calories then you consume. But other wise, find what works for you.

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The need for BE Modern Man is both urgent and obvious, as mainstream media persistently relegates the narrative of men of color to a limited number of one-dimensional personas: athlete, entertainer, victim, or perpetrator.
For the evolution of modern man to come to pass, it was argued, a mild environment was required.
Called Couple, the bronze figures of a modern man and woman in casual clothes will look out to sea from the top of a 200-metre-long breakwater in Newbiggin Bay.
Research carried out by Men's Health magazine reveals today's modern man is clean-living, hard-working and puts his family first.
Gone are the days of the "lad" or even the "metro-sexual" - today's modern man is clean living, hard working, and puts his family first.
Paying careful attention to detail and subtext and drawing support from ancient and modern scholars, Goodman paints us a portrait of a lonely, loveless and surprisingly modern man, set apart from the rest of the world and doomed from his miraculous conception to fulfill a Divine mission he neither understands nor has the power to preempt.
Instead, Gaudium et spes should be] read more through the lens of dc Lubac's [book] The drama of atheistic humanism; then, I think, there is a project of reaching out to so-called modern man and helping him to find himself by promoting John Paul II's theology of the body; the Trinitarian anthropology of the encyclicals Redemptor Hominis, Dives in Misericordia, and Dominum et Vivificantem [The Redeemer of man, 1979; On mercy, 1981; On the Holy Spirit, 1983]; and the values of the Gospel of Life in Evangelium vitae and Veritatis splendor [Gospel of Life--that project has really only just begun and has a long way to go before it starts to bear fruit.
This view of the modern man, who is unsure of himself, unsure of what is right and wrong, and fighting "inner demons," is the genesis of the homosexual "cowboys" in Brokeback Mountain, touted as "the year's most daring love story.
Other titles by Seyyed Hossein Nasr include updated and revised editions of Ideals and Realities of Islam (2001), Islam and the Plight of Modern Man (2002), and his comprehensive exposition A Guide to the Modern World (1994).
Rather than wanting a homemaker who thinks more about cup-cakes than canoodling, modern man is after a sexually- confident woman who is not shy about paying her own way.
The price of being a thoroughly modern man was yesterday costed at more than pounds 8,000.
The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man (New York: Noonday Press, 1994).

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