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examination using the hands to feel part of the body, for example the pulse in an artery or organs in the abdomen


an epidemic which occurs all over the world


decreased number of all white blood cells circulating in the blood


a small, solid bump that rises from the skin


between cells; paracellular transport is the route substances travel between cells 

Parallel grid

the most basic type of grid where the lead strips are parallel to each other


an agent that lives with and at the expense of an animal host

Parasympathetic nervous system

Paratenic host

an intermediate host where no development of the parasite occurs; the paratenic host is ingested by the final host for completion of the life cycle


route of administration other than gastrointestinal tract

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