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Inhalation

Inhalation (Science: physiology) The drawing of air or other substances into the lungs. Origin: L. Inhalatio The act of... Read More

Aerosol

Aerosol (Science: pharmacology) a suspension or dispersion of fine particles of a solid or liquid in a gas which can be... Read More

Choanate

Choanate Having a funnel, i.e., with a ring or collar. Choanate- passage from the external nostrils to the mouth cavity for... Read More

Ventilation

Definition noun (1) (physiology) Breathing; the exchange of air between lungs and outside air; the inhalation and exhalation... Read More

Allergen

Definition noun, plural: allergens An antigen that causes an allergic reaction in an organism. Supplement The allergen can... 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

Zoonosis

Zoonosis Definition Zoonosis is an infectious disease that can be transmitted from an animal to a human host. Originally a... Read More

Exogenous antigen

Definition noun Antigen that enters the body of the organism from the outside, e.g. through inhalation, ingestion, or... Read More

Lung melanosis

Definition noun The blackening of the lung tissue, especially, in coal pneumoconiosis Supplement The blackening of the lungs... Read More

Medullary chemoreceptor trigger zone

Medullary chemoreceptor trigger zone (CTZ) (anatomy and physiology) It is located in the Medulla (i.e. Part of the brain)... Read More

External Respiration

The bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon... Read More

Pneumomelanosis

Definition noun The blackening of the lung tissue, especially, as caused by coal pneumoconiosis. Supplement The blackening... Read More

Sulfuric ether

sulfuric ether --> diethyl ether CH3CH2OCH2CH3;a flammable, volatile organic solvent used in extraction procedures;... Read More

Breathing

Breathing 1. Respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air. Subject to a difficulty of breathing. (Melmoth) 2. Air in... Read More

Prostacyclin

Definition noun, plural: prostacyclins Any member from the subfamily of eicosanoids, with a chemical formula of C20H32O5,... Read More

Absorption

Definition noun, plural: absorptions The process of absorbing or assimilating substances into cells or across the tissues... Read More

Anaesthesia

Definition noun An induced reversible loss of perception of pain and other sensations Supplement Anaesthesia is an induced... Read More

Pneumoconiosis

Definition noun, plural: pneumoconioses A disease of the lungs characterized by lung fibrosis and possible loss of lung... Read More

Wool-sorters disease

wool-sorter's disease --> pulmonary anthrax A form of anthrax acquired by inhalation of dust containing bacillus... Read More

Flax-dressers disease

Flax-dressers disease (Science: disease) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused by inhalation of particles of... Read More

Anaesthetic

Definition noun, plural: anesthetics (pharmacology) A drug or an agent that is used to produce temporary and partial loss of... Read More

Nitrous oxide

nitrous oxide (Science: chemical) nitrogen oxide (n2o). A colourless, odourless gas that is used as an anaesthetic and... Read More

Vital capacity

Definition noun The volume of gas that can be forced out from the lungs at the end of maximum inhalation. Supplement Vital... Read More

Anthracosis

Definition noun The asymptomatic, milder type of pneumonoconiosis as caused by the accumulation of carbon in the lungs... Read More

Antigen

Antigen Definition What is an antigen? A simple definition is that an antigen refers to any substance that triggers an... 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