abdominal paracentesis (s) (noun)
, abdominal paracenteses (pl)
1. The surgical puncture of the abdominal cavity for the removal of fluid for diagnosis or treatment: Joan had to go to the hospital to have an abdominal paracentesis performed because she had excess liquid in the visceral area.
2. A puncture of the wall of a fluid-filled cavity with a hollow needle to draw off the contents for medical diagnosis: A trocar is used during an abdominal paracentesis to obtain some ascitic fluid for examination from a patient while he or she is in a sitting position.
Paralysis of the extremities (includes hands and feet).
acroparesthesia (s) (noun)
, acroparesthesias (pl)
1. Disease marked by attacks of tingling in the outer parts of the body: Dr. Jones, the doctor, who specialized in tropical diseases, was puzzled by the acroparesthesia Norbert had because the symptoms did not match those of any known diseases.
2. Numbness, tingling, and/or other abnormal sensations of the extremities; for example, the fingers, hands, forearms, and toes; usually due to a carpal tunnel syndrome but also from other causes; seen frequently in organic disorders, especially peripheral nerve lesions: There are times when acroparessthesia refers only to those unpleasant sensations that occur without any known demonstrable organic basis.
Ad utrumque paratus. (Latin)
Ready for either eventuality or alternative.
A mature person is ready to cope with any eventuality, including the final one; "Prepared for the worst."
Ad utrumque paratus is used as a motto on the seal of Lund University, for the Spanish Navy Submarine force, and is also located at the entrance of the Submarine School in Cartagena's Naval Station in Spain.
Compare with semper paratus.
An organism parasite on a closely related host organism.
An organism parasitic on an unrelated host organism.
This now known as vasoparalysis, the paralysis or lack of constricting ability in blood vessels.
1. Destructive to parasites.
2. An agent that is destructive to parasites.
, more aparalytic, most aparalytic
Descriptive of a physical condition that is without paralysis or that which does not cause paralysis: After such a severe automobile accident, the fact that Viola survived in an aparalytic condition was considered to be a miracle.
cleptoparasite, kleptoparasite (s) (noun)
; cleptoparasites, kleptoparasites (pl)
An animal that obtains its food mainly by scavenging the food supplies of another species; especially, one with which it habitually lives in close proximity: A cleptoparasite is considered to be a hidden or unrecognized animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant) and it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host.
cleptoparasitism, kleptoparasitism (s) (noun)
; cleptoparasitisms, kleptoparasitisms (pl)
A form of social organisms in which a member of one species steals the prey or food stores of another species to feed its own progeny: Cleptoparasitism is a relationship; such as, with some wasps, whereby the female regularly usurps the prey of the other one for purposes of rearing her own offspring.
1. A parasite, such as a flea, that lives on the exterior of another organism.
2. A parasite that lives on the surface or exterior of the host organism; such as, an ectophyte or an ectozoon.
1. Any parasite which lives in the internal organs of an animal, as the tapeworms, Trichina, etc.; opposed to ectoparasite.
2. Any of various parasites that live in the internal organs of animals (especially intestinal worms).
Any of various parasites that live in the internal organs of animals (especially intestinal worms)
A parasite, such as a tapeworm, that lives within another organism.