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Injury The damage or wound of trauma. Origin: L. Injuria, fr. In-neg. - jus (jur-),... Read More


Myocardium Definition What is the myocardium of the heart?  It is the muscular middle layer of the heart that is... Read More

Tissue repair

Definition noun The process of restoring the structural and physiological integrity after an injury Supplement Tissue repair... Read More

Triple response

Definition noun (immunology) The three cardinal circulatory responses of the skin (i.e. reddening, flare formation or... Read More

Medical and Bioengineering Aspects of Electrical Injuries

Medical and Bioengineering Aspects of Electrical Injuries       ... Read More

Exudate cell

Definition noun, plural: exudate cells Any of the cells participating in the forming of exudate during inflammation or a... Read More


Definition noun The state of forming of pus at the site of injury or infection, or the pus itself Supplement Inflammation is... Read More


Wound 1. A hurt or injury caused by violence; specifically, a breach of the skin and flesh of an animal, or in the substance... Read More


Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough and... Read More


Anger 1. Trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore, etc. I made the experiment, setting the moxa where . . .... Read More


preservation The act or process of preserving, or keeping safe; the state of being preserved, or kept from injury,... Read More


repair 1. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to... 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

Ape hand

Definition noun A deformity marked by the extension of the thumb in the same plane as the palm and fingers or the failure to... Read More


sprain A tearing injury to ligaments. Sprains can be minor, with only a slight stress to the ligament or may be severe with... Read More

Whiplash injuries — are they caused by startle reflexes?

Whiplash injuries -- are they caused by startle reflexes? New research published in The Journal of Physiology suggests that... Read More

Axon hillock

Axon Hillock Definition What is axon hillock? If you are familiar with the different parts of the neuron, the axon hillock... Read More


screen 1. To provide with a shelter or means of concealment; to separate or cut off from inconvience, injury, or danger; to... Read More


Hyperosmotic Definition The word Hyperosmotic is derived from two Greek words: 'hyper', meaning “excess” and 'osmos',... Read More

Parenchymatous degeneration

parenchymatous degeneration --> cloudy swelling swelling of cells due to injury to the membranes affecting ionic... Read More


Allergy 1. (Science: immunology) a state of hypersensitivity induced by exposure to a particular antigen (allergen)... Read More

Cloudy swelling

Cloudy swelling swelling of cells due to injury to the membranes affecting ionic transfer; causes an accumulation of... Read More

Genetically significant dose

Genetically significant dose (Science: physics, radiobiology) The genetically significant dose is that which, if received by... Read More

Biology: A Guide to the Natural World by D. Krogh

Biology: A Guide to the Natural World      ... Read More


Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, describing, associated with, or promoting purulence Supplement The term purulent is... Read More


Bumps The raised area of a bump or bruise results from blood leaking from these injured blood vessels into the tissues as... Read More

Arterial embolism

Arterial embolism (Science: cardiology, physiology) a sudden interruption in arterial blood flow to an organ or body part... Read More


solarization (Science: photography) injury of a photographic picture caused by exposing it for too long a time to the sun's... Read More

Pus corpuscle

Definition noun, plural: pus cells A dead polymorphonuclear white blood cell, i.e. neutrophil, found in pus. Supplement Pus... Read More

Pus cell

Definition noun, plural: pus cells A dead polymorphonuclear leukocyte, i.e. neutrophil, found in pus. Supplement Pus cells,... Read More

Suppurative inflammation

Definition noun A type of inflammation accompanied by the discharge of purulent exudate (pus) Supplement Inflammation is a... Read More


Definition noun A form of symbiosis in which one organism (called parasite) benefits at the expense of another organism... Read More


spoliation 1. The act of plundering; robbery; deprivation; despoliation. Legal spoliation, which will impoverish one part of... Read More

Amniotic fluid

Definition noun The protective fluid surrounding the developing fetus within the amniotic sac of a pregnant... Read More

Fat necrosis tumour

Fat necrosis tumour (Science: surgery) Destruction of fat cells in the breast due to trauma or injury that can cause a hard... Read More


Lame 1. Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect, or temporary obstruction of a function; as, a lame leg,... Read More

Stem cell

Definition noun, plural: stem cells (1) An unspecialized cell characterized by the ability to self-renew by mitosis while... Read More

Cell death

Definition noun The death of a cell characterized by the breakdown of cell structures Supplement Cell death pertains to the... Read More


Sarcolemma Definition What is the sarcolemma? It is the thin, transparent, extensible plasma membrane of the muscle cell.... Read More


Onychatrophia Onychatrophy atrophy of the nails. Origin: onycho-- g. Atrophia, atrophy onychatrophia is an atrophy or... Read More