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gerbil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gerbil small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gerbil (Zoöl) A rodent (Meriones unguiculatus) of the subfamily Gerbillinae that is commonly kept as a pet; it is also called the tamarisk gerbil sand rat and jird. Its natural habitats are the dry regions of Northern Africa and Asia.
    • Gerbil (Zoöl) One of several species of small, jumping, murine burrowing rodents, of the genus Gerbillus and related genera of the subfamily Gerbillinae. They have long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping. In their leaping powers they resemble the jerboa. They inhabit Africa, India, and Southern Europe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gerbil A book-name of any animal of the subfamily Gerbillinœ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gerbille,. Cf. Jerboa

Usage

In literature:

We've got a dog, a cat, two gerbils, and we live in town.
"Maggie's Wish" by Marilyn D. Anderson
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In news:

Hamsters and gerbils are held in the palm of cupped hands.
Cell phone- bungee tower proposed in Friday Harbor The Gerbil.
Results of the work, done in gerbils, were reported online Wednesday in the journal Nature by a team led by Dr Marcelo Rivolta of the University of Sheffield in England.
To make the gerbils deaf in one ear, scientists killed nerve cells that transmit information from the ear to the brain.
Anal insertion of gerbils occurs exactly as often as tripping baby-sitters tuck the turkey into the crib and the baby into the oven.
Many rumors, no gerbils .
They have deals with HBO/Cinemax, Sundance Channel, Continental Airlines, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Warner Bros Online, @home and a bunch of other places that don't usually come up in articles featuring exploding gerbils .
Dogs, cats and pocket pets like hamsters, gerbils and lizards aren't the only animals that get sick and need a trip to the veterinarian.
I was struck by the image of a gerbil – so comic, yet utterly original.
There are stories of pets whose fates remain unknown, like gerbils and a tarantula left behind by a teenage boy whose Staten Island home has been deemed uninhabitable.
His aunt in Brooklyn agreed to take in the gerbils, but no one wanted the hairy tarantula.
I imagine somewhere in the United States there is an elementary classroom in which a hamster or a gerbil will predict the winner of November's presidential election.
British scientists used human stem cells to improve the hearing of laboratory gerbils.
Gerbils are ideal pocket pets for kids.
That's right, you shouldn't call your dog, cat, or gerbil a pet.
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In science:

Candelario-Jalil E., Alvarez D., Merino N. and Leon O. S. (2003a) Delayed treatment with nimesulide reduces measures of oxidative stress following global ischemic brain injury in gerbils.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Merino, O.S. León, Delayed treatment with nimesulide reduces measures of oxidative stress following global ischemic brain injury in gerbils, Neurosci.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
In the light of these evidences, the present study was undertaken to investigate the effects of clinically relevant doses of nimesulide on the delayed neuronal death of CA1 pyramidal cells in the gerbil hippocampus following global ischemia.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Histologic analysis Gerbils were sacrificed 7 or 30 days (in Experiment 4) after ischemia.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Delayed neuronal death in the gerbil hippocampus following ischemia.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
JAMA 253, 1420-1426. Martí, E., Ferrer, I., Blasi, J., 2001. Differential regulation of chromogranin A, chromogranin B and secretoneurin protein expression after transient forebrain ischemia in the gerbil.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Mangifera indica L. extract (QF808) reduces ischaemia-induced neuronal loss and oxidative damage in the gerbil brain. Free Radic.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Male Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus; Hoe Gerk jirds strain) weighing 60-75 g at the time of surgery were used in this study.
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
Other studies have shown a significant delayed increase in MDA-related immunostaining at 48 and 72 h in the gerbil brain subjected to a 5-min episode of near-complete global ischemia (Hall et al., 1997; Oostveen et al., 1998).
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
Pharmacol. 285, 203-206. 5. Caldwell, M., O´Neill, M., Early, B., Leonard, B.E., 1994. NG-nitro-L-arginine protects against ischaemia-induced increases in nitric oxide and hippocampal neuro-degeneration in the gerbil.
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
Brain Res. 540, 116-122. 20. Hall, E.D., Andrus, P.K., Althaus, J.S., VonVoightlander, P.F., 1993. Hydroxyl radical production and lipid peroxidation parallels selective post-ischemic vulnerability in gerbil brain. J.
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
Transient ischemia stimulates glial fibrillary acid protein and vimentine gene expression in the gerbil neocortex, striatum and hippocampus.
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
Delayed neuronal death in the gerbil hippocampus following ischemia.
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
Chir. (Tokyo) 38, 1-11. 29. Martínez, G., Candelario-Jalil, E., Giuliani, A., León, O.S., Sam, S., Delgado, R., Nuñez-Sellés, A.J., 2001. Mangifera indica L. extract (QF808) reduces ischaemia-induced neuronal loss and oxidative damage in the gerbil brain.
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
Pharmacol. 305, 239-242. 33. Nitatori, T., Sato, N., Waguri, S., Karasawa, Y., Araki, H., Shibanai, K., Kominami, E., Uchiyama, Y., 1995. Delayed neuronal death in the CA1 pyramidal cell layer of the gerbil hippocampus following transient ischemia is apoptosis. J.
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
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