parabiotic


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parabiotic

[‚par·ə·bī′äd·ik]
(medicine)
Physiologically and anatomically associated.
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Secreted PCSK9 decreases the number of LDL receptors in hepatocytes and in livers of parabiotic mice.
Members of such pairs, known as parabiotic mice, share a pooled blood supply.
First, by using what is called a parabiotic system, in which two mice are surgically joined and the blood of the younger mouse circulates through the older mouse.