animals, domesticmedical dictionary

Animals which have become adapted through breeding in captivity to a life intimately associated with man. They include animals domesticated by man to live and breed in a tame condition on farms or ranches (e.g., horses, cattle, sheep) and those raised or kept for pleasure and companionship (e.g., dogs, cats, horses).

(12 Dec 1998)

animals, inbred strainsmedical dictionary

Animals produced by the mating of littermates or siblings over multiple generations. The resultant strain of animals is virtually identical genotypically. Highly inbred animal lines allow the study of certain traits in a relatively pure form.

(12 Dec 1998)

Soap made with sodium hydroxide and a purified animal fat consisting chiefly of stearin; used in pharmacy in the preparation of certain liniments.

Synonyms: curd soap, domestic soap, tallow soap.

(05 Mar 2000)

animals, sucklingmedical dictionary

Young, unweaned mammals. Refers to nursing animals whether nourished by their biological mother, foster mother, or bottle fed.

(12 Dec 1998)

animal starchmedical dictionary

Preferred term: glycogen

animals, transgenicmedical dictionary

Animals, or the offspring of such animals, into which cloned genetic material has been experimentally transferred by microinjection of foreign DNA, either directly or into embryos or differentiated cell types. Transgenic rabbits, mice, fish, xenopus, sheep, pigs, and chickens have been produced using genes of sea urchins, candida, drosophila, and mice.

(12 Dec 1998)

animal structuresmedical dictionary

Organs and other anatomical structures of non-human vertebrate and invertebrate animals.

(12 Dec 1998)

animals, wildmedical dictionary

Animals considered to be wild or feral or not adapted for domestic use. It does not include wild animals in zoos for which animals, zoo is available.

(12 Dec 1998)

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