Medical Definition of Hemic distomiasis

1. Disease (bilharzia) caused by digenetic trematode worms of the genus Schistosoma, the adults of which live in the urinary or mesenteric blood vessels. Eggs shed by the female worms pass to the outside in the urine or faeces, but many also lodge in and obstruct the blood flow in the liver. Eosinophils seem to be particularly important in the killing of the invasive larval stage (schistosomulum). Evasion of the host's immune response by adult schistosomes seems to involve the acquisition of a coat of host cell surface material by the parasite. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemic Distomiasis

hemiascomycetes
hemiasynergia
hemiataxia
hemiathetosis
hemiatrophy
hemiazygos vein
hemiballism
hemiballismus
hemiblock
hemibody irradiation
hemibranchi
hemic
hemic and immune systems
hemic and lymphatic diseases
hemic calculus
hemic distomiasis (current term)
hemic murmur
hemicardia
hemicardia dextra
hemicardia sinistra
hemicarp
hemicarps
hemicellulose
hemicelluloses
hemicentrum
hemicephalalgia
hemicerebra
hemicerebrum

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