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Culex

   A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) commonly found in tropical regions. Species of this genus are vectors for St. Louis encephalitis (ENCEPHALITIS, ST. LOUIS) as well as many other diseases of man and domestic and wild animals.

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Encephalitis
A viral infection of the brain.

Diseases
A definite pathologic process with a characteristic set of signs and symptoms. It may affect the whole body or any of its parts, and its etiology, pathology, and prognosis may be known or unknown.



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Cultural Background
A collective expression for all behavior patterns acquired and socially transmitted through symbols. Culture includes customs, traditions, and language.

Cultural Anthropology
The study of social phenomena which characterize the learned, shared, and transmitted social activities of a particular ethnic group.

Culicoides
A family of biting midges, in the order DIPTERA. It includes the genus Culicoides which transmits filarial parasites pathogenic to man and other primates.

Culicidae
A family of the order DIPTERA that comprises the mosquitoes. The larval stages are aquatic, and the adults can be recognized by the characteristic wing venation, the scales along the wing veins, and the long proboscis. Many species are of particular medical importance.

Culices
A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) commonly found in tropical regions. Species of this genus are vectors for St. Louis encephalitis (ENCEPHALITIS, ST. LOUIS) as well as many other diseases of man and domestic and wild animals.

Culex

Culdoscopies
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the female pelvic viscera by means of an endoscope introduced into the pelvic cavity through the posterior vaginal fornix.

Cultural Evolution
The continuous developmental process of a culture from simple to complex forms and from homogeneous to heterogeneous qualities.

Cultural Diversity
Coexistence of numerous distinct ethnic, racial, religious, or cultural groups within one social unit, organization, or population. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed., 1982, p955)

Cultural Diversities
Coexistence of numerous distinct ethnic, racial, religious, or cultural groups within one social unit, organization, or population. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed., 1982, p955)

Cultural Disadvantagements
The absence of certain expected and acceptable cultural phenomena in the environment which results in the failure of the individual to communicate and respond in the most appropriate manner within the context of society. Language acquisition and language use are commonly used in assessing this concept.

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