- Fish medicine
Fish medicine is the study and treatment of the diseases of
fish. Although some practitioners work primarily with aquariumfish, this field also has important applications to fisheriesmanagement.
Fish medicine remains a largely embryonic field, but is developing rapidly in some areas. American institutions offering courses in fish medicine include the
University of Florida. In March 2006, South Koreabegan offering a licensing examination for fish disease professionals, or "fish doctors."
* [http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/ame/ Aquatic Medical Education at the University of Florida]
* [http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ncs/newsarch/2003/Aug03/fish.htm Article on Oregon State University's pet fish care program]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
fish tapeworm — n a large tapeworm of the genus Diphyllobothrium (D. latum) that as an adult infests the human intestine, is sometimes associated with a peculiar macrocytic anemia resembling pernicious anemia, and goes through its early stages in copepods of the … Medical dictionary
fish-liver oil — fish liv·er oil fish .liv ər n a fatty oil from the livers of various fishes (as cod, halibut, or sharks) used chiefly as a source of vitamin A and formerly also of vitamin D compare COD LIVER OIL … Medical dictionary
fish protein concentrate — n a protein rich food additive obtained as a nearly colorless and tasteless powder from ground whole fish abbr. FPC … Medical dictionary
Fish oil, omega-3 — A class of fatty acids found in fish oils, especially from salmon and other cold water fish, that acts to lower the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low density lipoproteins) in the blood. (LDL cholesterol is the bad cholesterol.) Omega 3 fish oil… … Medical dictionary
FISH — Abbreviation for fluorescence in situ hybridization, a molecular technique used in chromosome studies. FISH employs fluorescent (fluorescein tags) that glow under ultraviolet light to detect the hybridization (the combination) of molecular probes … Medical dictionary
fish berry — The seeds of Anamirta paniculata which contain the amaroid, picrotoxin; a CNS and respiratory stimulant, used in veterinary medicine as an antidote to barbiturates. Name derived from the use of bruised berries thrown into streams to poison or… … Medical dictionary
Fish doctor — may refer to:*eelpout *fish medicine … Wikipedia
Fish bowl granuloma — Localized nodular skin inflammation (small reddish raised areas of skin) caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium marinum. Fish bowl granuloma is typically acquired by occupational or recreational exposure to salt or fresh water, often… … Medical dictionary
Fish-odor syndrome — An inborn error of metabolism associated with an offensive body odor, the smell of rotting fish, due to the excessive excretion of trimethylaminuria (TMA) in urine, sweat, and breath. Persons with TMA may experience tachycardia (fast heart rate)… … Medical dictionary
fish eye disease — a less severe form of lecithinâ€“cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency due to a partial defect in the enzyme activity as a result of mutation in the LCAT gene (locus: 16q22.1); corneal opacities give the eye the appearance of the eye of a boiled … Medical dictionary