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parabiosis

 [par″ah-bi-o´sis]
1. the union of two individuals, as conjoined twins, or of experimental animals by surgical operation.
2. temporary suppression of conductivity and excitability. adj., adj parabiot´ic.

par·a·bi·o·sis

(par'ă-bī-ō'sis),
1. Fusion of whole oocytes or embryos, which occurs in some forms of conjoined twins.
2. Surgical joining of the vascular systems of two organisms.
[para- + G. biōsis, life]

parabiosis

/para·bio·sis/ (-bi-o´sis) the union of two individuals, as conjoined twins, or of experimental animals by surgical operation.parabiot´ic

parabiosis

(păr′ə-bī-ō′sĭs)
n. pl. parabio·ses (-sēz)
1. The natural or surgical union of anatomical parts of two organisms, usually involving exchange of blood, as in the development of conjoined twins or in certain transplant operations.
2. A temporary suspension of conductivity or excitability in a nerve.

par′a·bi·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
par′a·bi·ot′i·cal·ly adv.

parabiosis

[-bī·ō′sis]
the fusion of two eggs or embryos, resulting in conjoined twins.

par·a·bi·o·sis

(par'ă-bī-ō'sis)
1. The fusion of embryos, as occurs in conjoined twins.
2. Surgical joining of the vascular systems of two organisms.
[para- + G. biōsis, life]

parabiosis

the connecting together of two animals in an experiment so as to allow their body fluids to mix. The technique is used, for example, in the study of the role of insect hormones.

parabiosis

1. the union of two individuals, as conjoined twins, or of experimental animals by surgical operation.
2. temporary suppression of conductivity and excitability.
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Parabiosis describes the surgical attachment of two living organisms, so that they share a common vascular system with continuous exchange of soluble factors at physiological levels.
Parabiosis was shown to confer longevity 43 years ago.
Effects of parabiosis of obese with diabetes normal mice.
34) Heterochronic parabiosis, the joining of the circulatory systems of two animals of different ages, has been used for decades to study the effects of circulating factors both on the young parabiont and the old.
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