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 [se´rēz]
a group or succession of events, objects, or substances arranged in regular order or forming a kind of chain; in electricity, parts of a circuit connected successively end to end to form a single path for the current. adj., adj se´rial.
erythrocyte series (erythrocytic series) the succession of morphologically distinguishable cells that that are stages in erythrocyte development: in order of maturity, the proerythroblast, basophilic erythroblast, polychromatophilic erythroblast, orthochromatic erythroblast, reticulocyte, and erythrocyte.
gastrointestinal series (GI series) an examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract using barium as the contrast medium for a series of x-ray films; see also barium test. Called also barium meal.
granulocyte series (granulocytic series) the succession of morphologically distinguishable cells that are stages in granulocyte development: in order of maturity, the myeloblast, promyelocyte, myelocyte, metamyelocyte, the band or stab cell, which is the least mature form normally found in the peripheral blood, and the mature segmented (polymorphonuclear) granulocyte. Commitment to one of the granulocyte lines occurs in stem cells before the myeloblast stage is reached; thus there are distinct neutrophil, eosinophil, and basophil series; however, the morphologic stages are the same.
lymphocyte series (lymphocytic series) the succession of developing cells that ultimately culminates in mature lymphocytes. The morphologically distinguishable forms are lymphoblast, prolymphocyte, and lymphocyte.
monocyte series (monocytic series) the succession of developing cells that ultimately culminates in the monocyte. The morphologically distinguishable forms are monoblast, promonoblast, and monocyte.
plasmacyte series (plasmacytic series) a series of morphologically distinguishable cells that are stages in plasma cell development: in order of maturity, the plasmablast (an activated B cell usually referred to as a large lymphocyte or lymphoblast), proplasmacyte, and plasmacyte.
thrombocyte series (thrombocytic series) the succession of developing cells that ultimately culminates in platelets (thrombocytes). The morphologically distinct cell types are megakaryoblast, promegakaryocyte, and megakaryocyte, which fragments to form platelets.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ser·ies

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ser·ies

(sēr'ēz),
1. A succession of similar objects following one another in space or time.
2. In chemistry, a group of substances, either elements or compounds, having similar properties or differing from each other in composition by a constant ratio.
3. In diagnostic medicine, denotes a group of related tests adding up to an examination to either establish or rule out a given type of diagnosis.
[L. fr. sero, to join together]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

series

Clinical series, series of consecutive cases Clinical research An uncontrolled study–prospective or retrospective of a series–succession of consecutive Pts who receive a particular intervention and are followed to observe outcomes. See Case series, Time series Imaging A set of images taken in a sequence. See Cardiac series, Lower GI series, Obstruction series.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ser·ies

, pl. series (sēr'ēz)
1. A succession of similar objects following one another in space or time.
2. chemistry A group of substances, either elements or compounds, having similar properties or differing from each other in composition by a constant ratio.
[L. fr. sero, to join together]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

series

the sample available for taxonomic study.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

ser·ies

, pl. series (sēr'ēz)
1. Succession of similar objects following one another in space or time.
2. In diagnostic medicine, denotes a group of related tests leading to examination to either establish or rule out a given diagnosis.
[L. fr. sero, to join together]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about series

Q. How important is good nutrition in childhood? i saw a series about a girl that all she ever ate till the age of 14 was chocolat and chocolat only .. and she turned out just fine , now , chocolat is not consider as much as i know a good nutrition , but the fact is she is healthy and flourish ... so how important is a good nutrition ?

A. The almost 70 kg we gain during our development from birth to adulthood doesn’t come from the air, so essentially, we are pretty much what we eat… Nutrition is of utmost importance, both supplying the child with the essential nutrients for normal development (iron and B1 are essential for brain development, and lack of B12 may cause anemia which can harm growth), and avoidance of excessive unnecessary or harmful foods (i.e. too much calories, exposure to chemicals in foods etc.)

I haven’t seen this film so can’t really comment about it, but take into consideration that no one eats ONLY one food without eating anything else for 15 years. This girl might have eaten excessive amounts of chocolate, but probably not just it.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nutrition.html

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