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Interstitial fluid

Definition noun The fluid found in the intercellular spaces composed of water, amino acids, sugars, fatty acids,... Read More

Circulation

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

Interstitial

Interstitial (Science: anatomy) Pertaining to or situated between parts or in the interspaces of a tissue. Origin: L.... Read More

Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

Renal Functions Kidneys remove/add substances from/to the plasma. Regulate water concentration, inorganic ion... Read More

Extracellular fluid

Definition noun The body fluid outside the cell composed of blood plasma, interstitial fluid, lymph and transcellular... 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

Lymph capillary

Definition noun, plural: lymphatic capillaries (anatomy) A minute, thin-walled vessel of the lymphatic system that is... Read More

Luteinizing hormone

Definition noun, plural: luteinizing hormones A gonadotropin released by the gonadotropes of the anterior pituitary, and,... Read More

Closed circulatory system

Definition noun A type of circulatory system where blood circulates within closed vessels, thus, blood is distinct from... Read More

Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal (GI) system includes the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine,... 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

Body fluid

Definition noun, plural: body fluids Any fluid found in a living organism Supplement A body fluid refers to any fluid... Read More

Open circulatory system

Definition noun A type of circulatory system wherein the hemolymph bathes the organs and tissues directly thus there is no... Read More

Transcellular fluid

Definition noun A bodily fluid found in chambers created by the linings of epithelial cells Supplement The extracellular... Read More

Leydig cell

Leydig cell interstitial cells of the mammalian testis, involved in synthesis of testosterone. leydig cell Leydig cells,... Read More

Frameshift mutation

Define Frameshift Mutation What is a frameshift mutation? In biology, insertions or deletions of nucleotides in the coding... Read More

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the tendency not to stray from the range of favorable or ideal internal conditions. Such conditions must be... Read More

Aldosterone

Definition noun, plural: aldosterones A mineralocorticoid with a chemical formula of C21H28O5, and controls salt and water... Read More

Cardiovascular system

Definition noun The organ system in which the blood is pumped through the heart and circulates throughout the body through... Read More

Autoimmune disease

Definition noun, plural: autoimmune diseases A type of disease as a result of an immune response of the body against own... Read More

Extravascular fluid

Extravascular fluid All fluid outside the blood vessels, i.e., intracellular, interstitial, and transcellular fluid's; it... Read More

Blood vessel

Definition noun, plural: blood vessels Any of the vessels in cardiovascular system and functions by carrying blood... Read More

Influenza

Influenza An acute viral infection involving the respiratory tract, occurring in isolated cases, in epidemics or in... Read More

Movement of Molecules Across Cell Membranes

Diffusion Diffusion is essentially the movement of molecules from a region of higher concentration to a region of lower... Read More

Circulatory fluid

Definition noun The fluid confined within the vessel in a closed circulatory system or that contained in a cavity (hemocoel)... Read More

Extracellular

Definition adjective Occurring or being (situated) outside the cell or cells. Supplement For example, extracellular fluid is... Read More

Pinealocyte

Definition noun, plural: pinealocytes The major cell type component of the pineal gland, and is involved in the production... Read More

Pineal gland

Definition noun, plural: pineal glands A small endocrine gland shaped like a pinecone, located in the epithalamus, and... Read More

Lipofuscin

Definition noun, plural: lipofuscins (cell biology) Any of the minute, yellow-brown, lipogenic pigment granules that... Read More

Lymphatic vessel

Definition noun, plural: lymphatic vessels (anatomy) A vessel that carries lymph and is responsible for the removal of... 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

Volkmann’s canals

Channels containing blood vessels in bone, that run from the central Haversian Canal, through the interstitial and cocentric... Read More

Reticular fiber

Definition noun, plural: reticular fibers A type of connective tissue fiber that is made up of type III collagen secreted by... Read More

Oxytocin

Definition noun, plural: oxytocins An antidiuretic peptide hormone (chemical formula: C46H66N12O12S2) produced chiefly by... 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

Erythropoietin

Definition noun, plural: erythropoietins A glycoprotein hormone that regulates the production of red blood cells in the bone... Read More

Appositional growth

Definition noun Growth by forming new layers on the surface of pre-existing layers; process of increasing in thickness... Read More

Amoebocyte

Amoebocyte (Science: organism) phagocytic cell found circulating in the body cavity of coelomates (particularly annelids and... Read More

Myofibrosis

myofibrosis chronic myositis with diffuse hyperplasia of the interstitial connective tissue pressing upon and causing... Read More

Smooth endoplasmic reticulum

Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Definition Smooth endoplasmic reticulum (sER) is (a part of) endoplasmic reticulum that is... Read More