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mandrill

(Encyclopedia) mandrill, large monkey, Mandrillus sphinx, of central W Africa, related to the baboons . Mandrills are found in forests, while baboons live in open country.…

hand, foot, and mouth disease

(Encyclopedia) hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), infectious viral disease that most commonly occurs in children under five years of age. Symptoms include fever, poor appetite, and a…

hip

(Encyclopedia) hip, in human anatomy, the joint separating the thigh bone from the pelvis, and the surrounding flesh. The adult hipbone consolidates three bones separate in youth: the…

baboon

(Encyclopedia) baboon, any of the large, powerful, ground-living monkeys of the genus Papio, also called dog-faced monkeys. Five subspecies live in Africa, with one…

gibbon

(Encyclopedia) gibbon, small ape , family Hylobatidae, found in the forests of SE Asia. The gibbons are known as the small, or lesser, apes; they are the most highly adapted of…

birth

(Encyclopedia) birth or labor, delivery of the fetus by the viviparous mammal. Birth is also known as parturition. Human birth normally occurs about 280 days after onset of the…

ape

(Encyclopedia) ape, any primate of the superfamily Hominoidea, which includes humans; this article, however, focuses on the nonhuman apes. The small apes, the gibbons and…

monkey

(Encyclopedia) monkey, any of a large and varied group of mammals of the primate order. The term monkey includes all primates that do not belong to the categories human,…

Body Fat

Research suggests that the location of body fat also is an important factor in health risks for adults. Excess fat in the abdomen (stomach area) is a greater health risk than excess fat in the hips…