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acid precipitation

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Public Health and Epidemiology.

(mist, fog, rain) Syn: acid deposition. Atmospheric acid aerosols are removed by wet deposition (rain, snow, mist, fog) or dry deposition of particles on vegetation. This is harmful to...

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box

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Ecology and Conservation.

A short DNA sequence that performs a regulatory function with respect to a gene. Box sequences are usually under a high functional constraint.

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deterministic model

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Ecology and Conservation.

A mathematical representation of a system in which relationships are fixed (i.e. taking no account of probability), so that any given input invariably yields the same result. Compare...

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dieldrin

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Ecology and Conservation.

n. an insecticide that attacks the central nervous system of insects and has proved useful in the control of various beetles, flies, and larvae that attack crops. Because of...

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fluorosis

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n. the effects of high fluoride intake. Dental fluorosis is characterized by mottled enamel, which is opaque and may be stained. Its incidence increases when the level of...

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kissing bug

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Ecology and Conservation.

A name given to several American genera of Reduviidae which feed on the blood of mammals and birds. Some species live in and around human dwellings, where they can transmit the blood...

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The Oceans and Human Health

Lora Fleming, Michael Depledge, Niall McDonough, Mathew White, Sabine Pahl, Melanie Austen, Anders Goksoyr, Helena Solo-Gabriele and John Stegeman.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Biomes and Habitats; Public Health. 7751 words.

The interdisciplinary study of oceans and human health is an area of increasing global importance. There is a growing body of evidence that the health of the oceans and that of humans are...

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toxicity

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Ecology and Conservation.

1 the quality or state of being poisonous or toxic.

2 the relative degree of being poisonous or toxic; the potency of a toxin.

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