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Consumption

Consumption 1. The using up of something, especially the rate at which it is used. 2. Obsolete term for a wasting of the... Read More

Decline

Decline 1. A falling off; a tendency to a worse state; diminution or decay; deterioration; also, the period when a thing is... 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

Trophic level

In ecology, a trophic level pertains to a position in a food chain or ecological pyramid occupied by a group of organisms... Read More

Sorbitol

Definition noun plural: sorbitols sor·bi·tol, ˈsɔr bɪˌtɔl A sugar alcohol with a sweet taste, occurs naturally in... Read More

Circulation

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

Sucrose

Definition noun plural: sucroses su·crose, ˈsukɹoʊs A disaccharide with a chemical formula of C12H22O11 that occurs in... Read More

Saturated fatty acid

Definition noun, plural: saturated fatty acids A form of fatty acid with only single bonds between carbon atoms Supplement A... Read More

Renewable resource

Definition noun A type of natural resource that can be replenished or takes a rather short period of time for nature to... Read More

Micromolecule

Micromolecules Definition How to define micromolecule? Micromolecules are relatively small molecules that are combined... Read More

Balanced diet

What is a balanced diet? What is the definition of a balanced diet? A nutritionally balanced diet fulfills all nutritional... Read More

Teratogenesis

Definition noun The development of structural or functional malformations in an embryo or a fetus Supplement Abnormalities... 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

Economy

Economy 1. The management of domestic affairs; the regulation and government of household matters; especially as they... Read More

Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... Read More

The Water Cycle

The water cycle (sometimes referred to as the hydrological cycle) is the continuous transfer of water from air, sea land and... Read More

Biological Viruses

The prime directive of all organisms is to reproduce and survive and this also applies to viruses. Apparently, viruses are... Read More

Ecosystem diversity

Ecosystem Diversity Definition What is ecosystem diversity? Ecosystem diversity deals with the study of different... Read More

Freshwater Communities & Lentic Waters

Lentic (still water) communities can vary greatly in appearance, anything from a small temporary puddle to a large lake is... Read More

Trophic dynamics

Definition noun The system of trophic levels describing the position that an organism occupies, as well as the sequence of... Read More

Regulation of Organic Metabolism, Growth and Energy Balance

Organic Metabolism Events of Absorptive and Post-absorptive States. The absorptive state is the period during which... Read More

Metabolic rate

Definition noun (1) The rate of metabolism, i.e. the amount of energy used in a certain period. (2) closely approximated* by... Read More

Homo sapiens sapiens

Homo sapiens What are homo sapiens? Homo sapiens is the species of all the highly developed primates on earth, a category... Read More

Unsaturated fatty acid

Definition noun, plural: unsaturated fatty acids The unsaturated fatty acid is a form of fatty acid containing one or more... Read More

Unsustainability

Definition noun (1) The incapacity of keeping (something) sustainable; the capability of getting depleted (2) The state in... Read More

Non-sustainability

Definition noun The state in which human consumption or activities exceeds the ability of the ecosystem to replenish over... Read More

Synergistic effect

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

Vegetarian diet

Definition noun The type of diet comprised mainly or exclusively of edible plant tissues, organs and products, and excluding... Read More

Vegan diet

Definition noun A strictly vegetarian diet excluding all foods derived from animals Supplement A vegan diet is a strict... Read More

Fructooligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: fructooligosaccharides fruc·to·ol·i·go·sac·cha·ride, ɪhɡəʊˈsækəɹaɪd An... Read More

Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia

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

Principles of Hormonal Control Systems

Hormones are chemical messengers that enter the blood directly upon their secretion from endocrine glands. A single gland or... Read More

Golden algae

In phycology, the golden algae are algal species that are found mostly in freshwater. They are also called the chrysophytes.... Read More

Glochid

Definition noun, plural: glochids Any of the hair-like spine or bristle often with a barbed tip on... Read More

Tobacco mosaic virus

Definition noun, plural: tobacco mosaic viruses A mosaic virus belonging to genus Tobamovirus that causes mottling and... Read More

Omega-6 fatty acid

Definition noun, plural: omega-6 fatty acids A type of polyunsaturated fatty acid in which the first double bond is between... Read More

Coprophagia

Definition noun The eating of feces Supplement Coprophagia refers to the eating of feces or excrement. It is also referred... Read More

Lactulose

Definition noun A disaccharide made up of galactose and fructose and produced through a heat... Read More

Trehalose

Definition noun plural: trehaloses tre·ha·lose, loʊs A disaccharide made up of two α-glucose molecules, and serves as... Read More

Isomaltulose

Definition noun plural: isomaltuloses A disaccharide comprised of a glucose monomer and a fructose monomer joined by... Read More