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an individual animal or plant.
pleuropneumonia-like o's PPLO; originally, a group of filtrable microorganisms similar to Mycoplasma mycoides, the causative agent of pleuropneumonia in cattle, which have been isolated from humans and other animals such as sheep, goats, dogs, rats, mice. They are now classified as bacteria and have been assigned to various species of the genus Mycoplasma.


Any living individual, whether plant or animal, considered as a whole.


/or·gan·ism/ (or´gan-izm) an individual living thing, whether animal or plant.
pleuropneumonia-like organisms  any of various bacteria of the genus Mycoplasma, originally found causing pleuropneumonia in cattle and later found in other animals, including humans.


1. An individual form of life, such as a bacterium, protist, fungus, plant, or animal, composed of a single cell or a complex of cells in which organelles or organs work together to carry out the various processes of life.
2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living body: the social organism.

or′gan·is′mal (-nĭz′məl), or′gan·is′mic (-mĭk) adj.
or′gan·is′mi·cal·ly adv.


Etymology: Gk, organon, instrument
an entity capable of carrying on life functions. All organisms are composed of cells.


Any living individual, whether plant or animal, considered as a whole.


Any living animal or plant.


any living thing: animal, plant or microorganism. see CLASSIFICATION.


An individual of some type of life form, such as a plant, an animal, or a microorganism.


Any living individual, considered as a whole.

organism(s) (ôr´gənizəm),

n any organized body of living economy.
organism(s), Vincent's, the fusospirochetal organisms associated with the initiation of necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, necrotizing ulcerative stomatitis, or Vincent's angina.


an individual animal or plant.

Patient discussion about organism

Q. i'm going on an organic diet for fibromyalgia does anyone know if this will help this awful pain

A. Couldn't find any research proving that organic diet improves fibromyalgia. On the other hand, couldn't actually find a research that contradict it (or even dealing with it), so no one can give you any established answer for your answer, so it's your decision.

Anyway, remember to consult a professional (e.g. a doctor) before you start any diet or any other intervention.

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Q. Can a Chiropractor tell if your organs are shutting down?

A. She told me that because my spine is out of line so much, that it's causing my organs to shut down. I have been having bladder problems. I really think she is just trying to scare me.

Q. I'm looking for natural/organic ways to deal with carpal tunnel syndrome. My Boss has Carpal Tunnel syndrome. I'm looking for some natural remedies to help her ease the pain.

A. I have found that MSM (GNC brand) 1500mg per day works for me. I talked to an Orthopedic Surgeon asking him why it works... he said "they really don't know why it works, but it works for many of my patients". When I stop taking my MSM the symptoms return so it is not a cure.

I have tried other brands of MSM and found the GNC brand works the best for me. It takes about 2 weeks to begin to see the results and several more weeks to get the full affect.

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In order to understand the risk of uranium toxicity to living organisms, scientists need to understand how or if uranium compounds are taken up by aquatic organisms whether through diet, or directly from the waters they live in, and which uranium compounds are most available to living organisms under different environmental conditions, said USGS biologist and lead author of the study, Marie-Nole Croteau.
A spherical microbe from the weird world of hot-water ocean vents has trumped the nitrogen-processing powers of all organisms previously studied.
While bacteria were not seen in hematoxylin and eosin or gram-stained sections, Warthin-Starry staining showed multiple clusters of rod-shaped organisms within the masses of fibrin.
The densely packed website offers a wealth of scientific resources related to its research on human genetics, model organisms, pathogens, bioinformatics, sequencing, and proteomics.
But if demand for bagels increases and its population swells, the dog may be recognized as an official breed, or a group of organisms descended from common ancestors.
Let each student choose a specific organism to observe.
Temporal bone infection is believed to be caused by the spread of the organism from the pharynx to the middle ear via the eustachian tube.
We must accordingly hope that the mutation can instead be in the nature of the giant organism, humankind, itself--a mutation in the means of communication, in the nerve fibers of the organization, that will transfer to this whole great organism some of the desirable and admirable attributes that are possessed by the units of which it is composed, the individual human beings.
Whenever a genetically engineered organism is released, there is always a small chance that it, too, will run amok because, like non-indigenous species, it has been artificially introduced into a complex environment that has developed a web of highly integrated relationships over long periods of evolutionary history.
When turned loose in cyberspace, these computer creatures act very much like living organisms.
Using the company's engineering technology, AureoGen will genetically alter the genome in Takara's antifungal-producing organism to produce novel broad-spectrum drug candidates.
pneumoniae; the organism was resistant to all [beta]-lactam antimicrobial drugs tested, including cefepime, ceftriaxone, piperacillin/tazobactam, imipenem, fluoroquinolones, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, gentamicin, and tobramycin.

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