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Secrete

Definition verb (physiology) To synthesize and discharge a substance or a bodily fluid (by way of secretion... 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

Gastric gland

Definition noun, plural: gastric glands Any of the glands in the stomach responsible for producing components of gastric... Read More

Endocrine gland

Definition noun, plural: endocrine glands Any of the ductless glands secreting hormones that are released directly into... Read More

Epidermis

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

Gastric juice

Definition noun The acidic digestive fluid secreted by various glands in the stomach lining into the lumen of the stomach,... 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

G cell

Definition noun, plural: G cells The cell that secretes gastrin, and chiefly located in the stomach and... Read More

Osteoblast

Definition noun, plural: osteoblasts A type of bone cell that arises from fibroblasts, and upon maturity, becomes associated... Read More

Osteocyte

Definition noun, plural: osteocytes A stellate, non-dividing osteoblast embedded in mature bony tissue Supplement Bone cells... Read More

Cartilage cell

Definition noun, plural: cartilage cells (histology) A differentiated cell embedded in the extracellular matrix,... Read More

Immune response

Immune Response Definition An immune response is defined as the reaction of the body in response to the presence of a... Read More

Secretion

Definition noun, plural: secretions (1) The physiological process of synthesizing and eventually releasing substances from... Read More

Chondroblast

Definition noun, plural: chondroblasts A cell actively producing the components of the extracellular matrix, and may form... Read More

Corticotroph

Definition noun, plural: corticototrophs The cell in the anterior pituitary that particularly releases adrenocorticotropic... Read More

Sertoli cell

Definition noun, plural: Sertoli cells Any of the elongated cells located in the seminiferous tubules of the testis, and... Read More

Spermatogenesis

Spermatogenesis is the biological process of producing mature sperm cells, and occurs in the male gonad of a sexually... Read More

Synergistic effect

Synergistic Effects Definition Synergistic effects (biology definition): the effects when chemical substances or biological... Read More

Sudoresis

Definition noun The state of sweating excessively Supplement Sweating is the body's physiological means to regulate body... Read More

Plasma B cell

Definition noun, plural: plasma B cells A large B lymphocyte that when exposed to antigen, produce, and secrete large... Read More

T-helper cell

Definition noun, plural: T-helper cells A type of T lymphocyte that assists by activating antigen-presenting leukocytes,... Read More

Chondrocyte

Definition noun, plural: chondrocytes A cell occupying a lacuna in the extracellular matrix of the cartilage Supplement The... Read More

Spermiogenesis

Spermiogenesis definition Spermiogenesis is the stage of spermatogenesis wherein the spermatids differentiate into mature... Read More

White adipose tissue

Definition noun, plural: white adipose tissues A type of adipose tissue found in mammals used to store energy and acts as... Read More

Chromaffin cell

Definition noun, plural: chromaffin cells Any of the cells (mostly found) in adrenal medulla and in other ganglia of the... Read More

Glycogenolysis

Definition noun The metabolic process of breaking down stored glycogen in liver into glucose subunits (i.e.... Read More

Goblet Cells

Goblet cells: cells within the epithelium of the respiratory system which secrete mucus in order to remove dirt and bacteria... Read More

Lacuna

Definition of Lacuna What is lacuna? The word "lacuna" (noun, plural: lacunae) is derived from the Latin word- 'lacus',... Read More

Organic matter

Definition noun Any of the carbon-based compounds found in nature Supplement Organic matter pertains to any of the... Read More

Seminiferous tubule

Definition noun, plural: seminiferous tubules Any of the tubules in the testes through which spermatozoa are produced and... Read More

Somatotroph

Definition noun, plural: somatotrophs The hormone-secreting cell in the anterior pituitary that particularly releases... Read More

Hypothalamic hormone

Definition noun, plural: hypothalamic hormones Any of the various neurohormones produced by specialized neurons in the... Read More

Herring body

Definition noun, plural: Herring bodies The neurosecretory terminal of the axons from the hypothalamus and located in the... Read More