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  Musk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Musk is the name originally given to a perfume obtained from the strong-smelling substance, secreted by the testicles of the musk deer, and hence applied to other animals, and also to plants, possessing a similar odor.
In the vegetable kingdom it is present in the common musk (Mimulus inoschalus), the musk wood of the Guianas and West Indies, and in the seeds of Hibiscus Abelmoschus (musk seeds).
To obtain the perfume from the musk deer, the animal is killed and the gland completely removed and dried, either in the sun, on a hot stone, or by immersion in hot oil.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Musk   (418 words)

 TRAFFIC Factfile: Musk Deer
The Siberian Musk Deer Moschus moschiferus occurs in China, Mongolia, North and South Korea, Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgystan.
Musk is also produced synthetically and used widely in non-medicinal products such as cosmetics, personal hygiene preparations, shampoos and detergents.
During 1995-1997, illicit international trade in musk deer pods or medicines containing musk was uncovered in a variety of countries, including Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, Nepal, the Netherlands, South Korea, the UK and USA.
www.traffic.org /factfile/factfile_muskdeer.html   (655 words)

 Musk Ox - Ovibos moschatus
Musk oxen stampede easily and sometimes young calves become separated from the herd and are lost.
More ominous as far as the decline of the musk ox is concerned are the effects global warming has had on their breeding.
Musk oxen have moved to the foothills to find forage and often give birth there, making them and their calves more vulnerable to grizzly bears.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /musk_ox.htm   (553 words)

 Musk Thistle, G92-1109-A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Musk thistle is primarily a biennial weed and normally requires two growing seasons to complete its life cycle.
Musk thistle has the ability to establish new seedlings in warm periods in late fall and early winter and may continue to spread.
Musk thistle is one of the earliest flowering thistles.
ianrpubs.unl.edu /weeds/g1109.htm   (1433 words)

 Musk Thistle
Musk thistle is tolerant of saline and acidic soils.
Musk thistle is a noxious weed in Utah.
Musk thistle is not palatable to livestock because of its long sharp spines.
extension.usu.edu /rangeplants/forbs/muskthistle.htm   (192 words)

 USATODAY.com - Taking a cheap shot at space   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Though Musk is still trying to find enough qualified employees to fully staff his company, he plans to successfully launch a rocket by the end of the year, in time for the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight.
Musk says most rockets now are made by a few large companies such as Boeing and Orbital Sciences, which face little competition and have not had to worry about controlling costs because they were at least partially bankrolled by the U.S. government.
Musk is aware of such risks and keeps them in mind while working with his 22 employees out of a converted factory in El Segundo, Calif., in the heart of one of the world's thickest concentrations of defense and aerospace companies.
www.usatoday.com /money/industries/technology/2003-04-15-entre_x.htm   (1201 words)

 Musk Ox
The musk ox is superbly equipped for life in harsh arctic conditions, for it has a dense undercoat which neither cold nor water can penetrate and an outer coat of long, coarse hair that reaches almost to the ground and protects it from snow and rain.
When threatened, musk oxen form a circle, facing outward with horns lowered, with the young in the middle; this is an effective defense against wolves, their natural enemies, but not against humans with guns.
Musk oxen feed mainly on grass, but they also eat mosses, lichens, and leaves and will dig through snow for food.
mbgnet.mobot.org /sets/tundra/animals/muskox.htm   (254 words)

 Musk Ox
Musk Oxen are similar in size to bison, standing 4-6 feet tall at the shoulder and six to eight feet long, with short legs, a humped back and thick curving horns.
Musk ox horns are sharp and pointed at the tips, almost meeting in the middle of the head to form a large horn boss, curving outward and upward at the sides.
Musk ox meat is also harvested in the Northwest Territories and served in restaurants, much like "buffalo burgers" in the United States.
www.angelfire.com /punk2/walktheplank/musk_ox.html   (1224 words)

 AllRefer.com - musk (Vertebrate Zoology) - Encyclopedia
musk, odorous substance secreted by an abdominal gland of the musk deer, used in perfume as a scent and fixative.
The gland, found only in males, grows to the size of a hen's egg; the secretion is reddish-brown, with a honeylike consistency and a strong odor that may function in the animal as a sexual attractant.
In commerce the musk pouches are called "musk pods," and the dried secretion "musk grains." Usually a tincture of alcohol is made from the grains; this is then added to expensive perfumes.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/musk.html   (258 words)

 Musk Thistle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Musk thistle is an aggressive weed of foreign origin that occurs in pastures, rangeland, roadsides and non-crop areas.
Vigorously growing grass competes with musk thistle, and fewer thistles occur in pastures where grazing is deferred.
It is common to observe musk thistle with heads in several stages of floral development and senescence.
www.ext.colostate.edu /pubs/natres/03102.html   (979 words)

 Weber County Weed Abatement-Musk Thistle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Musk Thistle reduces forage quality and yields in infested hayfields and the plant's long, sharp spines limit the use of infested areas for grazing or recreation.
Musk Thistle is classified as a biennial, although it often germinates in late summer, winters over as a rosette, and produces flowers and seeds the following summer.
Musk Thistle is a native of Europe and Asia and most likely has been present in the eastern U.S. for 80 years.
www.co.weber.ut.us /weeds/types/m_thistle.asp   (597 words)

 Poachers Target Musk Deer for Perfumes, Medicines
Musk, a strong-smelling secretion produced by the glands of Asia's musk deer, has been used in perfumes and the traditional medicine of China and its neighbors for 5,000 years or more.
Musk is used in preparations intended to treat complaints of the nervous system, circulation, heart, and lungs—and as a stimulant or sedative, depending on what it is combined with.
Musk deer are relatively small and antlerless, with a pair of protruding, tusklike teeth.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2004/09/0907_040907_muskdeer.html   (469 words)

 MUSK OX (THE ARCTIC - the wildlife, the land, the people)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Musk oxen gather in groups of 10 to 20.
In the early 1900s the musk oxen were overhunted and almost disappeared.
Musk oxen were hunted for their meat and the hides were sold.
www.saskschools.ca /~gregory/arctic/Amuskox.html   (285 words)

 Wired News: Net Maverick Sets Sights on Space   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Musk says he's plowing "several tens of millions" into the venture, although he plans to raise up to another $100 million -- perhaps as soon as next year -- to finance development of an even bigger launch vehicle.
Musk -- who holds degrees in physics and business -- explains that as his involvement with PayPal was winding down last year, he became interested in a philanthropic effort to blast a robotic mission to Mars to stir public interest in manned exploration of the Red Planet.
Musk quickly discovered that the principal obstacle to such a mission was the cost of getting the probe off Mother Earth.
www.wired.com /news/print/0,1294,58493,00.html   (1148 words)

 Natural Musk Endangers Musk Deer Population
Musk derives from male musk deer and is one of the most expensive natural products with a retail value three to five times higher than that for gold.
Musk deer live in 13 countries in Asia and in the eastern parts of Russia and they are declining in practically all countries where they occur.
Natural musk is prized for the intensity and endurance of its aroma and has historically been used as an ingredient in some of the world's most classic and expensive perfumes.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/wildlife/22669   (704 words)

 Musk Ox
The musk ox is a large shaggy animal that weighs up to 900 pounds.
The musk ox has a thick, heavy coat to help insulate it from the cold.
It is sometimes hard for the musk ox to drink because of cold weather.
www.lsb.syr.edu /projects/cyberzoo/muskox.html   (126 words)

 Poaching of musk deer a conservation concern in Russia and Mongolia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Musk deer populations in some parts of Russia and Mongolia are rapidly dwindling as a result of poaching for highly valued musk pods, highly valued in traditional Asian medicine despite conservation laws that provide for a regulated and managed legal hunt and trade.
Musk pods, the glands that secrete the musk, are harvested by killing the deer, and three or more musk deer may be killed before a male with a sufficiently large musk gland is caught.
Musk is mainly used in traditional East Asian medicine (it is contained in about 400 pharmaceutical preparations in traditional Chinese and Korean medicine), as a sedative and a stimulant to treat a variety of ailments such as convulsions, asthma, abscesses and bruises, and also as an effective contraceptive.
www.traffic.org /news/poaching.html   (746 words)

 Unasylva - No. 139 - Mangroves: What are they worth? - The deer with a fatal scent
But what really sets the musk deer apart, and is the principal cause of its disastrous decline, is that the male has a musk gland, known as a pod, in its lower abdomen.
However, trade in musk from the northern races of the deer, found in the USSR and China, is authorized under licence.
The Chinese have farmed musk deer since 1958 and are reputedly able to milk the musk of males up to 14 times over a period of years: the substance is used in oriental medicine.
www.fao.org /docrep/q1093e/q1093e03.htm   (722 words)

 musk ox on Encyclopedia.com
The northernmost member of the cattle family, the musk ox grazes on the stunted vegetation of the tundra.
Musk oxen live in herds of 10 to 20 individuals in summer and up to 100 in winter.
The chief enemy of the musk ox, besides Native Americans and Eskimos who hunt it for flesh and fur, is the wolf.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/m1/muskox.asp   (538 words)

 Musk Thistle
Musk thistle is a member of the Aster family.
Musk thistle is also known as "nodding thistle" and is commonly found in pastures, roadsides, and waste places.
Most of the musk found in Pitkin County is along State Highway 133 and other sites along the Crystal River drainage.
www.aspenpitkin.com /misc/weeds/musk_thistle.htm   (362 words)

 Musk Duck
Both male and female Musk Ducks are sooty-brown in plumage, with paler brown barring on the body and fine spots of the head.
Musk Ducks get their name from the strong musk odour produced from a gland on the rump.
Musk Ducks tend to be found in deep freshwater lagoons, with dense reed beds.
www.amonline.net.au /factsheets/musk_duck.htm   (485 words)

 Natural History of the Musk Ox
Natural History of the Musk Ox Natural History of the Musk Ox The musk ox, Ovibos moschatus, is an ancient species of arctic mammal currently found in remote areas of the far north, including Greenland, Alaska, and Canada.
The Musk ox was hunted to extinction in Alaska by the 1860's and has since been reintroduced from wild herds in northeast Greenland.
When a herd of musk ox is attacked in the wild by wolves, the adults will form a defensive circle by aligning themselves side by side with their impressive horns and heavily muscled necks facing out and their vulnerable behinds and the young calves protected inside of the ring.
www.muskoxfarm.org /history.html   (864 words)

 Musk Oxen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The new hair protects the Musk Ox against the swarms of mosquitoes and fl flies that torment caribou and elk during the Arctic summer.
Musk oxen have a gestation period of eight and one half months, and a single calf is born between late April and early June.
Bones of the Arctic Musk Ox were found in Illinois because when the glacier covered Canada and parts of the United States, Europe and Asia the ox thrived along the edges of the glacier.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/arctic_wildlife/97041   (1079 words)

Musk thistle is a biennial, which means its first year of growth is a rosette from a stout, corky taproot.
Musk thistle is usually found as a single plant rather than in dense colonies like Canada thistle and leafy spurge.
Musk thistle is found in many county locations such as rangeland, riparian areas, and ditch bank sites.
www.colostate.edu /Depts/CoopExt/Adams/weed/musk_thistle_id.htm   (221 words)

 Unasylva - No. 139 - Mangroves: What are they worth? - Musk-deer
Musk, the secretion from the musk bag of this type of male deer, has a pungent smell.
According to traditional medicine, musk has many qualities: it can be used to make all sense organs more sensitive, to improve the condition of the body's main and collateral channels, to stimulate the blood circulation, to reduce inflammation and to relieve internal heat or fever.
For over a thousand years, musk has been obtained by hunting wild musk-deer, but this practice was becoming a threat to the species and to a valuable natural resource.
www.fao.org /docrep/q1093E/q1093e02.htm   (3465 words)

 Musk Ox Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
Musk oxen (Ovibos moschatus) are large, long-haired, horned mammals that are well-adapted to their cold, Arctic environment.
Anatomy: The musk ox measures from 4 to 5 feet (1.2-1.5 m) tall at the shoulder and weighs from 500 to 800 pounds (230 to 360 kg).
The musk ox has a massive, low-slung body, very long fur, a huge hump on the shoulders, and hoofed feet.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/mammals/muskox/Muskoxprintout.shtml   (225 words)

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The discovery of musk compounds in human fat a decade ago prompted Japan and Germany to ban some musk compounds.
German researchers who measured human body burdens found musks in the fat of all their subjects and concluded that humans are constantly exposed to these highly stable compounds.
They incubated the tissue for 90 minutes in a solution containing musk compounds and the fluorescent dye rhodamine B. The dye reflects efflux transporter activity; finding rhodamine B in the tissue would indicate the transporters were failing.
ehp.niehs.nih.gov /docs/2005/113-1/ss.html   (1676 words)

 Turtletopia: Common Musk Turtle Description Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All musk turtles have 2 pairs of musk glands beneath the border of the carapace.
Common Musk Turtles are general detected by the 2 light stripes that run from their head to their chin and down to the throat.
Being typically noctorunal, the common Musk is generally inactive in daylight hours, remaining buried in the mud or resting on the bottom.
www.turtletopia.com /care/musk/muskdesc.shtml   (314 words)

 Association of muscle-specific kinase MuSK with the acetylcholine receptor in mammalian muscle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Extracts made from C2 myotubes or COS cells transfected with a mouse MuSK expression vector were analyzed by immunoblotting with pre-immune and immune sera as indicated.
AChR-associated MuSK was analyzed by SDS−PAGE and immunoblotting with MuSK-specific antibodies.
C2 myotube extracts were incubated with the indicated amounts of MuSK antibodies, and the presence of AChRs in the immunoprecipitates was assessed by non-reducing SDS−PAGE and mAb 124 immunoblotting.
www.nature.com /emboj/journal/v16/n16/fig_tab/7590473ft.html   (1121 words)

 HobbySpace - An Interview with Elon Musk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Musk: Our original target was at least 1000lbs to nominal reference orbit (200km, 28.5, circular), but we had a very big sandbag in there.
Musk: I'm really glad to see all the activity in entrepreneurial space and hopefully this heralds a new era of space exploration with price and quality improvements similar to other technology arenas.
Musk: There are a large number of small design changes needed to make all the parts salt water and impact resistant.
www.hobbyspace.com /AAdmin/archive/Interviews/Systems/ElonMusk.html   (2722 words)

 Musks :: The Original Newmarket Sausage
His recipe lives on, passed down through the generations, and remains a closely guarded secret by the current owners, ensuring the sausages continue to be made to the same exacting standards as they always have been.
During its history Musk’s has been the holder of four Royal Warrants having recently been granted one by Her Majesty the Queen.
Most sausages contain rusk but Musk’s Newmarket sausages are made with bread, delivered daily by a local bakery, to give them the succulence for which they are renowned.
www.musks.com   (496 words)

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