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Chest

Chest The anterior wall of the chest or thorax; the breast. See: thorax. Synonym: pectus, phthinoid. Origin: a.S. Cest, a... Read More

Respiration

Organization of the Respiratory System Each lung is composed of air sacs called alveoli - the sites of gas exchange with... Read More

Air pressure

Definition noun (1) The pressure caused by the weight of air. (2) The force exerted by air per unit area. Supplement Air... Read More

Tap water enema

An injection of plain water into the rectum in order to stimulate a bowel movement. Uusally given to relieve constipation... Read More

coronavirus COVID-19

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

Slide

slide 1. The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice. 2. Smooth, even passage or progress. A better slide into their... Read More

Steam

steam 1. To emit steam or vapor. My brother's ghost hangs hovering there, O'er his warm blood, that steams into the air.... 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

Ganglion

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Breast

Breast to meet, with the breast; to struggle with or oppose manfully; as, to breast the storm or waves. The court breasted... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Breathing rate

Breathing rate (Science: chest medicine, clinical sign) also referred to as the respiratory rate. Measured as the number of... Read More

Bronchus

Bronchus (Science: anatomy chest medicine) Any of the larger air passages of the lungs, having an outer fibrous coat with... Read More

Prodromal period

There are five stages (or phases) of a disease. (Hattis, 2020). These stages are (1) Incubation period, (2) Prodromal... Read More

Terminal hair

Definition noun The mature type of hair characterized by being pigmented, thicker, and with a larger diameter than the... Read More

Expands

Expand to become widely opened, spread apart, dilated, distended, or enlarged; as, flowers expand in the spring; metals... Read More

"Mummified" Dinosaur Discovered In Montana

By Hillary Mayell An onsite restoration drawing of how "Leonardo" may... Read More

Antagonistic Muscle

Definition of Antagonistic Muscle What does the term “antagonistic” mean? As the name suggests, the word antagonistic... Read More

Egestion

Egestion is the act or process of voiding or discharging undigested food as faeces. To egest means to discharge undigested... Read More

Soapsuds enema

Definition The injection of a mixture of water and soap into the colon. Supplement The soapsuds enema uses a mixture of a... Read More

Pulmonary ventilation

Definition noun (1) The process at which the air enters or leaves, between the lungs and the ambient air (2) The rate of... Read More

Bithorax

Definition noun A homeotic gene first described in Drosophila that controls the development of the third thoracic segment... Read More

Chickenpox

Definition noun A highly contagious air-borne disease caused by varicella zoster virus commonly affecting children and... Read More

Decerebrate rigidity

Definition noun An involuntary posturing whereby the arms are extended on the sides while the head is arched back, as... Read More

Circulation

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

Suppurative

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, or promoting suppuration; tending to suppurate noun, plural: suppuratives (medicine)... Read More

Teleroentgenography

teleroentgenography --> teleradiography radiography with the x-ray tube positioned about 2 m from the film thereby... Read More

Thoracic cavity

Definition noun The body cavity of the human body (and other animal bodies) protected by the thoracic walls, and located... Read More

Profusion

profusion A score reflecting the number of visible lesions in a region on chest radiographs of individuals with... Read More

Gorillas in our Midst – what it means

By Vicki Mozo   Summary What's up with the gorilla on a basketball court perception test? If you have tried taking... Read More

Ape

Definition noun, plural: apes Any of the tailless anthropoid primates of Hominoidea, which includes the great apes and the... Read More

Body

Definition noun, plural: bodies (1) The physical structure or of an organism, whether living or dead (2) The major... Read More

Sin

sin 1. Transgression of the law of god; disobedience of the divine command; any violation of God's will, either in purpose... Read More

Aves

Aves Definition What are birds classified as? Birds constitute the class Aves of the kingdom Animalia. How to define Aves?... Read More

Thorax

thorax 1. (Science: anatomy) The part of the trunk between the neck and the abdomen, containing that part of the body cavity... Read More

Hole

Hole 1. A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a... Read More

Pallet

pallet 1. Same as palette. 2. A wooden implement used by potters, crucible makers, etc, for forming, beating, and rounding... Read More

Holes

Hole 1. A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a... Read More

Sternum

sternum The breastbone. The sternum articulates with the ribs 1 through 7 on either side of the chest. The flat bone that... Read More

Lungs

The lungs are a pair of breathing organs located with the chest which remove carbon dioxide from and bring oxygen to the... Read More