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penetration of the skin (puncture or laceration) causing reactions that result from 1) mechanical injury; 2) injection of toxic material such as snake or scorpion venom; 3) injection of antigenic substance, especially by insect or arthropod bites, capable of inducing and eliciting allergic sensitization; 4) introduction of otherwise saprophytic flora such as staphylococcus pyogenes in the instance of human bites; 5) invasion of the tissue as in myiasis; 6) transmission of disease such as typhus and rabies. Depending on the nature of the material propelled into the puncture of the skin and, in the case of antigenic material, on the previous exposure and immunity of the host, the local reaction will be immediate or delayed, accompanied by varying degrees of pain, itching and burning, and systemic manifestations specific for the offending agent.

Origin: see bite

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Re: Green Mosquito===Photos Available

I get loads of these green mosquitos, for the last two or so summers at least - I am in the Netherlands. I get a LOT of bites - usually two per night when it is calm and warm, and I have only found green and very occasionally small black mosquitos - identical to the green ones but ...

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by elinoir
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green Mosquito===Photos Available
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Mimicry - Mertensian/Emsleyan

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by nicholasetew
Mon May 28, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mimicry - Mertensian/Emsleyan
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Digestive System Evolution

... a cannibal. The Bible sais that "whatever a man soeth (sows), so shall he reap." The cannibal was eating his own flesh. and in between bites, his flesh renewed itself so that he could eat into eternity. Hell is a scary place, but you can escape only through Jesus. The Bible sais "No ...

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by Tomn
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Digestive System Evolution
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Re: fiber/hair moving thru water

... it is lint -- somehow -- but that doesn't explain why I feel the crawling, why it gets worse when I am about to fall asleep, or why I'm getting bites on my body. I tried scabies treatment and a few days later I broke out in a rash only on my stomach -- I guess it was an allergic reaction. I ...

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by Maragoldie
Wed May 04, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fiber/hair moving thru water
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Bug identification, please!

... I've noticed this bug in my home. I've never seen it before or had any problems with it, but from summer till now its bugging me because when it bites, it creates me terrible reaction, area of 3 centimeters around the bite (which radius is 2-3 milimeters and white) becomes red and the itch is ...

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by aleksandra7
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bug identification, please!
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