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Related to muck: muck up, muck soil
Drug slang A regionally popular street term for opium or heroin
Molecular biology A defective derivative of phage Mu; mud insertions are used to construct operon and gene fusions in enteric bacteria
Vox populi A popular term for very strong coffee or espresso

donor

(do'nor) [Fr. doneur fr L. donator, giver, donor]
1. A person or animal that furnishes blood, tissue, or an organ to be used in another person.
2. In chemistry, a compound that frees part of itself to unite with another compound called an acceptor.

artificial insemination donor

Abbreviation: AID
A male who provides sperm to be used to fertilize a woman seeking to become pregnant.

blood donor

One who gives blood (or its components) to be used for transfusion.

cadaveric donor

One who donates an organ or tissue after his or her death.

directed donor

A family member, friend, or significant other who gives blood, an organ, or tissue to another person to support a vital function or prevent death.

HLA-mismatched related donor

Mismatched related donor.

human leukocyte antigen matched unrelated donor

Matched unrelated donor.

hydrogen donor

In oxidation-reduction reactions, a substance that gives up hydrogen atoms to another substance, the acceptor.
See: hydrogen acceptor

living donor

One who donates an organ or tissue while he or she is still living. Living donors must be healthy and antigenically matched to the recipient.

matched unrelated donor

Abbreviation: MUD
One who donates an organ or tissue (such as bone marrow stem cells) to another person with human leukocyte antigens identical to those of the organ recipient.
Synonym: human leukocyte antigen matched unrelated donor

mismatched related donor

Abbreviation: MMRD
An organ or tissue donor who is a family member of the organ recipient but whose human leukocyte antigens are not identical to those of the recipient. In general in organ transplantation, organ and recipient survival are highest when the donor and the recipient share the same HLA antigens.
Synonym: HLA-mismatched related donor

nondirected donor

A person who donates blood, an organ, or tissue to the community at large and is unknown to the recipient.

related HLA-identical donor

Related identical donor.

related identical donor

Abbreviation: RID
A family member who donates an organ or tissue (such as a kidney or bone marrow stem cells) to another family member who shares perfectly matched human leukocyte antigens. Organ transplantations from RIDs have higher success rates than transplants obtained from mismatched related donors (MMRDs) or from matched unrelated donors (MUDs).
Synonym: related HLA-identical donor

universal donor

A person who has group O red blood cells. In a life-threatening emergency this person's cells can be transfused into any patient in need of red blood cells.

matched unrelated donor

Abbreviation: MUD
One who donates an organ or tissue (such as bone marrow stem cells) to another person with human leukocyte antigens identical to those of the organ recipient.
Synonym: human leukocyte antigen matched unrelated donor
See also: donor
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After 5 years of survey work and testing in Wisconsin, Muck has produced mathematical equations and graphs that farmers can use in predicting natural populations of lactic acid bacteria.
And it's normal for homes on Muck to be left unlocked, plus there's an honesty box in the craft shop when it's unattended.
Michael Muck was a clear-cut scorer over course and distance last October but finished a well-beaten last of six on his latest start at Lingfield before Christmas.
Comedian and MUCK founder John Glennon says they have had success already in North Liverpool and Wirral.
Worcestershire County Council hopes the master composters will convince their local communities that where there's muck there's brass in a bid to cut waste and boost recycling.
"If somebody fancies a little working trip to Muck, it's the perfect opportunity for both them and us."
As we mentioned in an October news release, a number of the proposals were for equipment from our newest dealership agreement with Swiss manufacturer, Menzi Muck. This is the fourth Menzi excavator sold this quarter.
Lady Muck sales and marketing director Ross Porter said: "We're all delighted to have attracted a professional of Kath's calibre and reputation to join our business.
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That is not a figure of speech - I usually am elbow or knee deep in mud, hay or muck.
THEY say that where there's muck there's brass and in Birmingham a pioneering garden waste scheme has drawn a large, loyal fan club who don't want a penny.
1984 The only win over fences for Nigel Twiston-Davies's Mrs Muck as Peter Scudamore partners her to a 12-length defeat of Royal Cedar in the novice chase at Cheltenham.