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Immediate

Immediate 1. Not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; as, immediate contact. You are the... Read More

Critically endangered species

Definition noun Any species that has an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future (as categorized by the... Read More

Petrified Wood : The World of Fossilized Wood, Cones, Ferns, and Cycads

Petrified Wood : The World of Fossilized Wood, Cones, Ferns, and Cycads ... Read More

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Firstly, let us ask, what is cartilage? Cartilage is a tough and flexible material. It can be... Read More

Stretch reflex

Definition noun A reflex contraction of a muscle when the muscle proprioceptors (e.g. muscle spindles) are... Read More

Metabolite

Definition noun, plural: metabolites A substance that is a product of metabolic action or that is involved in a metabolic... Read More

Phosphorylation

Phosphorylation Definition We can define phosphorylation as a biochemical process in which a phosphate molecule is added to... Read More

L-dopa

L-dopa --> levodopa (Science: chemical) The naturally occurring form of dopa and the immediate precursor of dopamine.... Read More

Direct percussion

Direct percussion --> immediate percussion The striking of the part under examination directly with the finger or a... Read More

Hemostasis

Definition noun, plural: hemostases The process of stopping or arresting bleeding or keeping the blood within the damaged... Read More

Positive feedback

Positive Feedback Definition Each mechanism of the body like temperature, blood pressure, and levels of specific nutrients... Read More

Myosin atpase

myosin atpase (Science: enzyme) An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of myosin aTP in the presence of actin to form... 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

Neisseria mucosa

Definition Noun A gram-negative mucoid cocci bacterium involved in several human infections including cerebrospinal fluid... Read More

Pupillary light reflex

Definition noun, plural: pupillary light reflexes A reflex marked by the constriction of the pupil in response to the... Read More

Accommodation reflex

Definition noun, plural: accommodation reflexes A reflex reaction of the eye in response to focusing on near object followed... Read More

Roots

Upon seed germination, the embryo root, called the radicle, grows and develops into the first root. The radicle may thicken... Read More

Plant Meristems and Growth

A common mistake that many people assume is that an increase in size means an increase in growth. This is not the case.... Read More

Pathobiology of allergy and its most severe form, anaphylaxis

When allergy season looms, some people with serious hypersensitivity to allergens tend to be apprehensive of what may come.... Read More

Photon

Definition noun, plural: photons (physics) A quantum unit of light energy or electromagnetic radiation Supplement A photon... Read More

Smuts

smut 1. Foul matter, like soot or coal dust; also, a spot or soil made by such matter. 2. (Science: chemical) bad, soft... Read More

Duplex

Duplex duplex escapement, a peculiar kind of watch escapement, in which the scape-wheel has two sets of teeth. duplex lathe,... Read More

Proximate

proximate Nearest; next immediately preceding or following. Proximate ancestors. The proximate natural causes of it deluge... Read More

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking: Wade Davis and the Secret of the Zombie Poison By Patrick D. Hahn Accepted on September 4, 2007 Twenty... Read More

Benevolence

Benevolence 1. The disposition to do good; good will; charitableness; love of mankind, accompanied with a desire to promote... Read More

Memory

memory complex mental function having four distinct phases: (1) memorizing or learning, (2) retention, (3) recall, and (4)... Read More

Spot

spot 1. A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a blot; a place discoloured. Out, damned spot! Out, I say!... Read More

Face

Face 1. The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the front or... Read More

Demonstration

Demonstration 1. The act of demonstrating; an exhibition; proof; especially, proof beyond the possibility of doubt;... Read More

Percussion

percussion 1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, especially. Such as gives a... Read More

Exigency

Exigency Origin: LL. Exigentia: cf. F. Exigence. The state of being exigent; urgent or exacting want; pressing necessity or... 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

Temperate virus

Definition noun A virus that does not cause immediate lysis following entry to its host but remains in a latent state,... Read More

Reflex

Definition noun, plural: reflexes (physiology) An innate, immediate involuntary action to a stimulus without prior conscious... Read More

Smut

smut 1. Foul matter, like soot or coal dust; also, a spot or soil made by such matter. 2. (Science: chemical) bad, soft... 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

Dissolution

Dissolution 1. The act of dissolving, sundering, or separating into component parts; separation. Dissolutions of ancient... Read More

Fluorescence

Definition noun The absorption and the immediate re-emission of light or photon, which has longer wavelength when re-emitted... Read More

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity (Science: immunology) a state of altered reactivity in which the body reacts with an exaggerated immune... Read More

Sympathetic nervous system

Definition noun A division of the (vertebrate) autonomic nervous system that is chiefly involved in producing an immediate... Read More