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Amoeba is a genus of protozoa that moves by means of temporary projections called pseudopods, and is well-known as a representative unicellular organism. The word amoeba is variously used to refer to it and its close relatives, now grouped as the Amoebozoa, or to all protozoa that move using pseudopods, otherwise termed amoeboids.
Amoeba itself is found in freshwater, typically on decaying vegetation from streams, but is not especially common in nature. However, because of the ease with which they may be obtained and kept in the lab, they are common objects of study, both as representative protozoa and to demonstrate cell structure and function. The cells have several lobose pseudopods, with one large tubular pseudopod at the anterior and several secondary ones branching to the sides. The most famous species, A. proteus, is 700-800 ?m in length, but many others are much smaller. Each has a single nucleus, and a simple contractile vacuole which maintains its osmotic pressure, as its most recognizable features.
Early naturalists referred to Amoeba as the Proteus animalcule, after a Greek god who could change his shape. The name "amibe" was given to it by Bery St. Vincent, from the Greek amoibe, meaning change.
A good method of collecting amoeba is to lower a jar or upside down until it is just above the sediment surface. Then slowly let air escape so the top layer will be sucked into the jar. Try not to allow deeper sediment get sucked in. You can slowly move the jar when tilting it so you collect from a larger area. If no amoeba are found, one can try introducing some rice grains into the jar and waiting for them to start to rot. The bacteria eating the rice will be eaten by the amoeba, thus increasing the population and making them easier to find.
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INDICATIONS: For temporary relief of symptoms related to amoeba infestation including chronic dysentery and consequent weakness and dehydration, bloody stools, jaundice, fever, weight loss, and stomach cramps. For temporary relief of symptoms related to parasite infestation including diarrhea, colic, vermifuge, digestive aid, flatulence, intestinal problems, constipation, spasms, gallstones, colitis, and jaundice.
For the temporary relief of symptoms related to amoeba infestation including consequent weakness, fever, and stomach cramps. For temporary relief of symptoms related to parasite infestation including occasional diarrhea, digestive problems, flatulence, occasional constipation, and spasms.
   
 
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