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bat

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Public Health and Epidemiology.

The mammalian order Chiroptera in which specialized limbs have membranes that act like wings. Bats have public health significance because some blood-feeding species can carry the rabies...

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cobalamine

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

A form of vitamin B12, necessary to many organisms, that contains cobalt and lack of which interferes with cell division. In humans, lack of cobalamine causes pernicious anaemia.

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endocrine system

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

In vertebrates, the system of ductless glands which secrete into the blood stream hormones which act on a target elsewhere in the body. See also pituitary gland.

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helminth

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

A parasitic worm that lives inside its host; the study of helminths is called helminthology. The term is not taxonomic. There are three groups of helminths: cestodes (Cestoda); nematodes...

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