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Accumulation

Accumulation The action or process of accumulating, state of being or having accumulated, a collecting together. (Science:... Read More

BIOACCUMULATION

Bioaccumulation - a general term for the accumulation of substances, such as pesticides (ddt is an example), methylmercury,... Read More

Oedema

Definition noun, plural: oedemas or oedemata The excessive accumulation of fluid, such as in the intercellular tissue... Read More

Degenerative disease

A degenerative disease is defined as a disease characterized by the worsening condition due to the deterioration of the... Read More

Lipidosis

Definition noun, plural: lipidoses A type of lysosomal storage disease that is often caused by a deficiency of enzymes... Read More

Filtration

Filtration Definition What is filtration? Filtration is separating a solid from a fluid through a porous material that... Read More

A Look Into Natural Selection and its Mechanisms

Charles Darwin is credited with outlining the fundamentals of evolution. He was a smart and eager pupil and protégé,... Read More

Incomplete dominance

Incomplete Dominance Definition After Gregor Mendel discovered inheritance laws, the term ''incomplete dominance'' was... Read More

Lipotropin

Definition noun, plural: lipotropins A polypeptide hormone of the anterior pituitary gland, presumably acts by promoting fat... Read More

Sphingolipidosis

Definition noun, plural: sphingolipidoses A lysosomal disease due to an abnormal sphingolipid... Read More

Austin disease

Definition noun A type of lysosomal storage disease that is often caused by a deficiency in multiple sulfatase enzymes, or... Read More

Carbon fixation

Carbon Fixation Definition We know that the earth contains many elements. The periodic table shows us just how many... Read More

Mucolipidosis

Definition noun A type of mucopolysaccharides and mucolipids Supplement Lysosomal storage disease is a collective term for... Read More

Circulation

Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More

Sphingolipid

Definition noun plural: sphingolipids sphin·go·lip·id A type of lipid with a sphingoid base (e.g. sphingosine and... Read More

Soil horizon

Soil horizon A distinct layer of soil, more or less parallel with the soil surface, having similar properties such as... Read More

Net primary productivity

In order to keep the biosphere running, different organisms play different roles and functions. Some help in oxygen... Read More

Lysosome

Lysosome Definition noun plural: lysosomes ly·so·some, ˈlaɪsəˌsoʊm (cell biology) Organelle containing a large... Read More

Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal (GI) system includes the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine,... Read More

Capping

Capping 1. Movement of cross linked cell surface material to the posterior region of a moving cell or to the perinuclear... Read More

Elephantiasis

Definition noun, plural: elephantiases A disease of the skin characterized by being thick, rough, hard, and fissured, like... Read More

Saltatory evolution

saltatory evolution The theory that evolution of a new species from an older one may occur as a large jump, such as a major... Read More

Diatomaceous earth

Definition noun A type of silica-rich dirt which is soft, fine-grained, porous, light-coloured, and composed of the... Read More

Reactive oxygen species

Definition noun Chemically reactive molecules and ions of oxygen with an unpaired electron Supplement Reactive oxygen... Read More

Globoside

Definition noun, plural: globosides A glycosphingolipid that has more than one sugar (usually a combination of... Read More

Sulfatide

Definition noun, plural: sulfatides A cerebroside sulfuric ester containing one or more sulfate groups in the sugar portion... Read More

Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication

Homeostasis is the relatively stable conditions of the internal environment that result from compensatory regulatory... Read More

Myoblast

Definition noun, plural: myoblasts The embryonic progenitor cell of the muscle cell Supplement Myoblasts are the embryonic... Read More

Fordyce spots

Definition noun Sebaceous glands that appear as raised bumps on the vermilion border of the lips, on the scrotum, shaft of... Read More

Simple squamous epithelium

Simple Squamous Epithelium Definition Simple squamous epithelium, also known as simple squamous epithelial tissue or... Read More

Genetic Information and Protein Synthesis

Genetic Code Genes are sequences of DNA nucleotides that carry and transmit the information specifying amino acid sequences... Read More

Lysosomal enzyme

Definition noun plural: lysosomal enzymes ly·so·somal en·zyme, ˈlaɪsəˌsoʊm əl ˈɛnzaɪm (biochemistry) Any of... Read More

Phytoplankton

Definition noun Photosynthetic (plant-like) constituent of plankton, mainly comprised of unicellular... Read More

Red blood cell

Definition noun, plural: red blood cells The blood cell containing hemoglobin and functions primarily to transport... Read More

Directed case study method for teaching human anatomy and physiology

DIRECTED CASE STUDY METHOD FOR TEACHING HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY William H. Cliff and Ann W. Wright Department of... Read More

Myocardium

Myocardium Definition What is the myocardium of the heart?  It is the muscular middle layer of the heart that is... Read More

Acidosis

Acidosis (Science: biochemistry) a metabolic condition, characterised by an increase in hydrogen ion concentration, that... Read More

Organelle

The cell is regarded as the structural, functional, and biological unit of all organisms. It is a membrane-bound structure... Read More

Cor

Cor The muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood. C. Adiposum a heart that has undergone fatty... Read More

Tree

“The biological diversity is plenty if you look around yourself a little closely; with an eye for life!” … People... Read More