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Saliva

Definition noun The secretion from the salivary glands Supplement The saliva is a viscid, watery fluid that is secreted from... Read More

Salivary gland

salivary gland Any of the saliva-secreting exocrine glands of the oral cavity. Synonym: glandula salivaria. Any of three... Read More

Digestive Enzymes

Have you ever thought about what happens to the food after you have taken it into your mouth? How those big steak pieces... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Biological Cell Defense

Organisms must find a means of defense against antigens such a viruses described on the previous tutorial. If this was not... Read More

Digestion and Absorption of Food

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

Ptyalin

Ptyalin (Science: physiology) An unorganised amylolytic ferment, on enzyme, present in human mixed saliva and in the saliva... Read More

Stimulus

We can detect hot or cold environments using our sense of temperature. When the temperature is too hot, sweating... Read More

Body fluid

Body Fluids Definition What is body fluid? Literally, body fluid is the fluid of the body. The adult human body is ~50-60%... Read More

Assimilation

Assimilation Definition What is assimilation? Assimilation in biology is defined as the process in which living organisms... Read More

Apocrine gland

The human body is a complex assemblage of many different organs, systems, glands, bones, and tissues. Weighing any one over... Read More

Glycosidase

Definition noun, plural: glycosidases (biochemistry) An enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of a... 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

Maltotriose

Definition noun A trisaccharide that has a chemical formula of C18H32O16 and formed from the combination of three monomers... Read More

Depolymerization

Definition noun, plural: depolymerizations The act of process of breaking down a polymer into smaller units or... Read More

Mucin

Definition noun, plural: mucins Any of the class of glycoproteins found in mucus (e.g. saliva, gastric juice, etc.) secreted... Read More

Dextrin

Definition noun, plural: dextrins A carbohydrate that has a chemical formula of C18H32O16, used chiefly as a thickening... Read More

Immunoglobulin A

Definition noun An immunoglobulin (antibody) that is characterized by its α-heavy chain, and its prevalence in mucous... Read More

Fructooligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: fructooligosaccharides fruc·to·ol·i·go·sac·cha·ride, ɪhɡəʊˈsækəɹaɪd An... Read More

Micromolecule

Micromolecules Definition How to define micromolecule? Micromolecules are relatively small molecules that are combined... Read More

Parasitism

Organisms depend on different sources of food to survive. Larger organisms like plants make their own food (autotrophs) and... Read More

Maltose

Definition noun plural: maltoses mal·tose, ˈmɔːltəʊz A reducing disaccharide formed when two glucose monomers join... Read More

Natural immunity

natural immunity --> innate immunity This includes local barriers to infection such as skin, stomach acid, mucous, the... Read More

Herbivore

Herbivore Definition A herbivore is the primary consumer of the food chain that usually occupies the second trophic level... Read More

System

A system pertains to interdependent or interrelated objects comprising and functioning as a whole. In biology, it may refer... Read More

Lysozyme

Definition noun, plural: lysozymes A glycosidase that assists in the hydrolysis of glycosidic bond between N-acetyl muramic... Read More

Dextrose

Definition noun The dextrorotatory form of glucose, and commercially obtained by the inversion of cane sugar or... Read More

Amylase

Definition noun An enzyme in the saliva and pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis (breaking down) of starch,... Read More

Vector

Vector Definition When one thinks of vectors one may think of many different things. This is because a vector can be... 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

Diabetes

Diabetes Definition Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by excessive urine excretion (polyuria) and persistent... Read More

Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Vestibule

Languages are intriguing subjects that you can spend your entire life with but never get enough of… As we begin the... Read More

Ganglion

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Fluid

Fluid Having particles which easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass, and which... Read More

How Celiac Disease Affects The Digestive System

Celiac disease is a condition that affects the digestive systems of many individuals all over the world, and in this... Read More