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Local hormone

Local hormone a metabolic product secreted by one set of cells that affects the function of nearby cells; an autacoid; e.g.,... Read More

Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication

Homeostasis is the relatively stable conditions of the internal environment that result from compensatory regulatory... Read More

Chronobiology

Chronobiology Definition Chronobiology is a branch of biology that studies time-related phenomena (e.g., biological... Read More

Circulation

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

Digestion and Absorption of Food

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

Benign

Benign Definition How to define benign? The meaning of benign in a general sense is "beneficial" and "pleasant". Benign is... Read More