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body packer

a person who transports illicit drugs by concealment in body cavities.

mule

(myo͞ol)
n.
1. The sterile hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse, characterized by long ears and a short mane.
2. A sterile hybrid, as between a canary and other birds or between certain plants.

HUWE1

A gene on chromosome Xp11.22 that encodes E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase, which mediates ubiquitination and proteasomal degradation of target proteins. HUWE1 regulates apoptosis by catalysing the polyubiquitination and degradation of MCL1. It also plays a role in base-excision repair and in regulating neural differentiation and proliferation by polyubiquitination and degradation of MYCN. It may also regulate concentration of CDC6 after DNA damage by targeting it for degradation.

Molecular pathology
Defects in HUWE1 cause mental retardation, X-linked, syndromic Turner type (MXRST) and mental retardation, X-linked, type 17/31.

mule

Drug slang A street term for a carrier of illicit drugs. See Body packer syndrome.

mule

1. sterile offspring of a mating between a jack (male donkey) and a mare.
2. a bird-fancier's term for a hybrid bird with one parent, usually the female, a canary, and the other a finch; they are usually sterile. Breeding and exhibiting of these birds is a popular hobby in the UK.

mule foot
see syndactylism.
horse mule
the male mule.
mare mule
the female mule.
References in classic literature ?
I'm the breech-piece mule of number two gun of the First Screw Battery," said the mule, "and the other's one of your friends.
Sit down," said the mule, "or you'll snap your long stick-legs between the guns.
He at once called to Sancho, who, however, had no mind to come, as he was just then engaged in unloading a sumpter mule, well laden with provender, which these worthy gentlemen had brought with them.
one minute, the sixtieth part of an hour, to be precise, sixty seconds, to stick on the back of an affectionate josher mule like Barney.
My companions were Mariano Gonzales, who had formerly accompanied me in Chile, and an "arriero," with his ten mules and a "madrina.
said the host, bewildered; "boy, see if the mule belonging to the monk is still in the stable.
I can send you by boat as far as the river travel is good, and then have mules and ox-carts in waiting.
A craggy track, up which the mules in single file scrambled and turned from block to block, as though they were ascending the broken staircase of a gigantic ruin, was their way now.
He mounted, as he spoke, a white mule which had been grazing by the wayside, all gay with fustian of gold and silver bells, and rode onward with Sir Nigel's party.
At this moment Gurth appeared on the opposite side of the moat with the mules.
Before him went the mules drawing the four-wheeled waggon, and driven by wise Idaeus; behind these were the horses, which the old man lashed with his whip and drove swiftly through the city, while his friends followed after, wailing and lamenting for him as though he were on his road to death.
Then she took the whip and reins and lashed the mules on, whereon they set off, and their hoofs clattered on the road.