The total genetic complement of the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae (H. flu). This bacterial genome was the first in an independent organism to be sequenced and assembled. The H. flu genome contains 1.8 million base pairs and is estimated to have 1,740 genes. The sequencing of this genome was completed in 1995.
- H. flu immunization
Haemophilus influenzae type B immunization.
- H5N1 influenza
An influenza A virus subtype that occurs mainly in birds, is highly contagious among birds, and can be deadly to them. Outbreaks of avian influenza H5N1 occurred among poultry in eight countries in Asia during late 2003 and early 2004. At that time, more than 100 million birds in the affected countries either died from […]
Stands for highly active antiretroviral therapy. Treatment with a very potent drug “cocktail” to suppress the growth of HIV, the retrovirus responsible for AIDS.
- Habitual abortion
The miscarriage of 3 or more consecutive pregnancies. The abortion of 3 or more miscarriages (spontaneous abortions) with no intervening pregnancies is also termed recurrent abortion. Habitual or recurrent abortion is a form of infertility. It is sometimes due to chromosome abnormalities or other genetic causes.
The physique or body build. Also the posture. For example, corticosteroid therapy can produce a characteristic cushingoid habitus with a moon face, “buffalo hump” at the back of the neck, and obesity of the trunk. From the Latin for “condition” from the Latin verb “habere” meaning “to hold.”