Life cycle consists of two naupliar stages, followed by the infective copepodid stage, then four chalimus stages and two pre-adult stages on the host, before final molt into adult. Naupliar stages are non-feeding and depend solely on yolk; each lasts about 24 hours. Free-swimming copepodid stage can survive up to 10 days, but is most successful in finding a host in first 48 hours. On host, molts into first of four chalimus stages, characterized by possession of chitinous frontal filament, used to attach developing sealouse to host via anchor at tip that embeds in host skin. Fourth chalimus molts into first pre-adult, which is temporarily attached via frontal filament but later moves freely over host surface.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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