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Acute febrile illness

Definition From the Latin word febris, meaning fever, an acute febrile illness is a type of illness characterized by a... Read More

Acute

Acute 1. Sharp, poignant. 2. Having a short and relatively severe course. Origin: L. Acutus =... Read More

Flaccid

Flaccid Definition Biology – What is Flaccid? In botany, the term flaccid refers to a cell that lacks turgidity, i.e. it... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

Sharp

sharp 1. Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen. He dies upon... Read More

Triangle

triangle 1. (Science: geometry) A figure bounded by three lines, and containing three angles. A triangle is either plane,... Read More

Localized peritonitis

Definition noun A type of peritonitis that is confined to a demarcated region of the peritoneal... Read More

C-reactive protein

C-reactive protein (Science: protein) this blood test is used as an indicator of acute inflammation. C-reactive protein is a... Read More

Accent

Accent 1. A superior force of voice or of articulative effort upon some particular syllable of a word or a phrase,... Read More

Shoulder-girdle syndrome

Definition noun A neurologic disorder generally of unknown cause and characterized by the acute onset of shoulder pain... Read More

coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious coronavirus disease first detected... Read More

Haemophilus parahaemolyticus

Definition Noun A gram-negative commensal bacterium involved as a causative agent in some human diseases including... Read More

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Reactants

reactant A substance taking part in a chemical reaction. acute phase reactants, A group of proteins that are produced and/or... Read More

Reactant

reactant A substance taking part in a chemical reaction. acute phase reactants, A group of proteins that are produced and/or... Read More

Hyperthermia

Definition noun A condition in which the body temperature is higher than the normal range Supplement Hyperthermia pertains... Read More

Gastroenteritis

Definition noun An inflammation of the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, particularly of the stomach and the... Read More

Adenosine

Definition noun plural: adenosines a·den·o·sine, əˈdɛn əˌsin A purine nucleoside that has adenine bound to a... Read More

Wedge spirometer

wedge spirometer A waterless spirometer constructed of two large rectangular plates with edges connected by... Read More

Ami

Ami acute myocardial infarction (a heart... Read More

Gallstone

Definition noun, plural: gallstones A calculus or stone composed of cholesterol and bile salts, forming within the... 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

Rhinarium

Definition noun, plural: rhinaria The hairless skin area surrounding the nostrils in certain mammals Supplement Rhinarium is... Read More

Ddt

Ddt (Science: chemical) this chlorinated organic insecticide was discovered by Swiss chemist Paul Muller in 1939. ddt has... Read More

Erb

Erb (Science: oncogene) two oncogenes, erb a and erb B, associated with the avian erythroblastosis virus (an acute... Read More

Rovsings sign

Definition noun An indication of appendicitis when a palpation on the left lower quadrant of the abdomen results in pain at... Read More

Purpura fulminans

Purpura fulminans is a severe and acute form of purpura haemorrhagica. It can be fatal as the blood coagulates in small... Read More

Hairy heart

Hairy heart --> fibrinous pericarditis acute pericarditis with fibrinous exudate. See: bread-and-butter... Read More

Sickle cell anaemia

Definition noun A hereditary blood disorder resulting in anaemia due to a mutation in the allele coding for the beta chain... Read More

Lymphocytosis

Definition noun, plural: lymphocytoses A condition in which there is an abnormally high level of lymphocytes in the... Read More

Fight-or-flight response

Definition noun The response or reaction of an animal to a situation perceived as a threat to its survival, which involves... Read More

Synergistic effect

Synergistic Effects Definition Synergistic effects (biology definition): the effects when chemical substances or biological... Read More

Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia

Definition noun The medical or scientific term for brain freeze Supplement The sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is a type of... Read More

Serous exudate

Definition noun A type of exudate that forms as a clear, thin, watery fluid with relatively low protein content, usually... Read More

Hexosaminidase A

Definition noun A hydrolytic enzyme implicated in the breakdown of ganglioside producing... Read More

Lycinibacillus fusiformis

Definition noun A long rod-shaped obligate aerobe organism that is able to utilize oxygen to metabolize numerous sugars... Read More

Generalized peritonitis

Definition noun A type of peritonitis affecting the entire abdomen, and in which the abdominal tenderness is diffuse and the... Read More

Luteinizing hormone

Definition noun, plural: luteinizing hormones A gonadotropin released by the gonadotropes of the anterior pituitary, and,... Read More

Yellow fever virus

Definition noun, plural: yellow fever viruses A Flavivirus species containing positive-sense, single-stranded RNA with about... Read More

Band cell

Definition noun, plural: band cells A cell derived from metamyelocyte and develops into a mature granulocyte during... Read More