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Related to parasitism: symbiosis, Brood parasitism

parasitism

 [par´ah-si″tizm]
1. symbiosis in which one population (or individual) adversely affects another, but cannot live without it.
2. infection or infestation with parasites.

par·a·si·tism

(par'ă-si'tizm),
A symbiotic relationship in which one species (the parasite) benefits at the expense of the other (the host). Compare: mutualism, commensalism, symbiosis, metabiosis.

parasitism

/par·a·sit·ism/ (par´ah-si″tizm)
1. symbiosis in which one population (or individual) adversely affects another, but cannot live without it.
2. infection or infestation with parasites.

parasitism

(păr′ə-sĭ-tĭz′əm, -sī-)
n.
1. A relationship between two organisms of different species in which one is a parasite and the other is a host.
2. The characteristic behavior or mode of existence of a parasite or parasitic population.
3. Parasitosis.

parasitism

[per′əsitiz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, parasitos, guest
the relationship between two different organism types whereby one organism (the parasite) receives benefits from the other organism (the host) by inducing damage to it.

par·a·si·tism

(par'ă-sīt-izm)
A symbiotic relationship in which one species (the parasite) benefits at the expense of the other (the host).
Compare: mutualism, commensalism, symbiosis, metabiosis

parasitism

1. symbiosis in which one population (or individual) adversely affects another, but cannot live without it.
2. infection or infestation with internal or external parasites.

Patient discussion about parasitism

Q. is an Amoeba dangerous?? and how can i get rid of it? my son is in Peru, he called and told me he got an Amoeba..i have no idea if it's dangerous or not, and how to get rid of it. and what kinds of food he needs to avoid.I'll appreciate help!

A. oooo...an Amoeba is a nasty one...but not so dangerous! it's a one celled parasite which gets into your body if you eat in restaurants that the cook doesn't wash hands after going to the bathroom..it multiplies in your intestine and makes you diarrhea like hell. but if you'll treat it right it will go away as nothing happened. if you don't it can give you liver cyst. and that's not good. he should see a Dr.

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The efficiency of parasitism can be affected by various factors, including the species of parasitoid host, number of generation of the parasitoid maintained in the laboratory, and alternative hosts used for rearing (Pratissoli & Oliveira 1999), as well as biological characteristics of the host itself (Pratissoli et al.
The treatment with only turmeric exhibited significantly low level of parasitism as compared to other treatments (T1).
From the results obtained, for the variety Washington navel it is remarkable that the action of the parasitic cortege is more felt in the third larval stage (L3) where the rate of parasitism is 55%.
Parasitism was not detected in Isodontia elegans, and was restricted to a small number of nest locations for Hoplitis albifrons maura and Trypoxylon tridentatum.
2012: Multiple parasitism in wild maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus, Mammalia: Canidae) in Central Brazil.
Hence, this study was planned with the following objectives: (a) determination of prevalence of GIT parasites in the selected equine population of the metropolitan Faisalabad and (b) determination of risk factors including age, sex, breed, body scoring, physical parameters, and health conditions, statistically associated with the distribution of GIT parasitism in equines.
MEDICINAL PLANTS USED AGAINST GASTROINTESTINAL PARASITISM
Despite the fact that 97% of cowbird eggs and nestlings do not survive to adulthood, brood parasitism by cowbirds has pushed birds of some host species to the status of "endangered" and has probably hurt populations of birds of some other host species.