A genus of WHALES in the family Balaenopteridae, consisting of five species: Blue Whale, Bryde's Whale, FIN WHALE, Sei Whale, and MINKE WHALE. They are distinguished by a relatively slender body, a compressed tail stock, and a pointed snout.
An acute infectious disease caused by YERSINIA PESTIS that affects humans, wild rodents, and their ectoparasites. This condition persists due to its firm entrenchment in sylvatic rodent-flea ecosystems throughout the world. Bubonic plague is the most common form.
--subdivision Fire, [date] under names of individual corporate bodies, buildings, structures, etc.; also subdivision Fires and fire prevention under types of institutions, buildings, industries, materials, and vehicles, e.g. Psychiatric hospitals--Fires and fire prevention; Warehouses--Fires and fire prevention; Construction industry--Fires and fire prevention; Metals--Fires and fire prevention; Automobiles--Fires and fire prevention; and subdivision Effect of fires on under individual animals and groups of animals, and individual plants and groups of plants, e.g. Fishes--Effect of fires on; Corn--Effect of fires on
An eating disorder that is characterized by a cycle of binge eating (BULIMIA or bingeing) followed by inappropriate acts (purging) to avert weight gain. Purging methods often include self-induced VOMITING, use of LAXATIVES or DIURETICS, excessive exercise, and FASTING.