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Sensitivity and specificity

Definition noun Statistical measures for assessing the results of diagnostics and screening tests wherein sensitivity... Read More

Sensitivity

Sensitivity (Science: microscopy) similar to responsively of an image pickup tube but numerically different. The signal... Read More

Acquired sensitivity

Acquired sensitivity --> allergy 1. (Science: immunology) a state of hypersensitivity induced by exposure to a particular... Read More

Fecundity

Fecundity Definition The meaning of fecundity is the reproductive rate (fecundity rate) or the performance of an individual... Read More

Hyperalgesia

Definition noun The excessive sensitivity to pain Supplement Hyperalgesia pertains to the excessive sensitivity to pain. It... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

Sensory Systems

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system consisting of sensory receptors that receive stimuli from the internal and... Read More

Characteristic

Characteristics Definition We can define characteristics as qualities or features that describe the distinctive nature or... Read More

Hypoalgesia

Definition noun A decreased sensitivity to painful stimuli. Supplement Hypoalgesia is the decreased sensitivity to pain. It... Read More

Mesophile

Definition noun, plural: mesophiles An organism that lives and thrives at moderate temperatures Supplement A mesophile is an... Read More

Psychrophile

Definition noun, plural: psychrophiles An organism that thrives in cold temperatures, i.e. ranging from −20 °C to +10... Read More

Nocturnality

Definition noun, plural: nocturnalities (1) The condition of being active or occurring during the night (2) The active... Read More

Pentose phosphate pathway

Definition noun (biochemistry) A glucose metabolic pathway in which five-carbon sugars (pentoses) and NADPH are synthesized... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Cell Structure

The interior of the cell is divided into the nucleus and the cytoplasm. The nucleus is a spherical or oval-shaped structure... Read More

Peroxidase

peroxidase (Science: enzyme) A haem enzyme that catalyses reduction of hydrogen peroxide by a substrate that loses two... Read More

Apical Dominance

a condition where vertical growth supercedes lateral growth in a plant. this is controlled by auxins, where in high... Read More

Capillary fragility test

Definition noun A tourniquet test that is used to determine vitamin C (ascorbic acid) deficiency or thrombocytopenia... Read More

Physical Development in Humans

The Newly Born Child Depending on the nutrients available to the child within pregnancy and the genetic makeup of the... Read More

Antenna

Antenna Origin: L. Antenna sail-yard; NL, a feeler, horn of an insect. (Science: zoology) a movable, articulated organ of... Read More

Dopamine

Definition noun, plural: dopamines 3,4-dihydroxyphenethylamine (chemical formula: C8H11NO2); a neurotransmitter or a hormone... Read More

Radial immunodiffusion

Definition noun A quantitative immunodiffusion technique used to detect the level of protein (antigen) in a sample by... Read More

Sorbitol

Definition noun plural: sorbitols sor·bi·tol, ˈsɔr bɪˌtɔl A sugar alcohol with a sweet taste, occurs naturally in... Read More

Blotting

Blotting (Science: molecular biology, procedure) general term for the transfer of protein, rna or dna molecules from a... Read More

Naked virus

Viruses are infectious entities with size ranges between 20 to 400 nanometers. The mammoth-sized virus would be about the... Read More

Inflammatory response

Definition noun, plural: inflammatory responses (medicine) A response of the body to an injurious agent, characterized by... Read More

Afferent Nerve

Afferent Nerve Definition The word ‘aferent’ means "steering or conducting something towards a destination". The... Read More

Tactile sense

Definition noun The sense of touch where contact, pressure or traction exerted on the skin as well as in some internal... Read More

Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate Definition A biomolecule refers to any molecule that is produced by living organisms. As such, most of them... Read More

Irritability

Definition noun (physiology) The ability of the cell to receive and respond to a stimulus. (pathology) The excessive... Read More

Feeler

Feeler 1. One who, or that which, feels. 2. (Science: entomology, zoology) One of the sense organs or certain animals (as... Read More

Irritation

Irritation a state of overexcitation and undue sensitivity. Origin: L.... Read More

Aliquot

Definition adjective Of, relating to or denoting an exact factor or divisor of a quantity, i.e. not resulting in a... Read More

Sugar

Sugar Definition The term sugar is the generic term for any disaccharides and monosaccharides. Sugars are an essential... Read More

Tree

“The biological diversity is plenty if you look around yourself a little closely; with an eye for life!” … People... Read More

Effects of Gravity on Sleep

Gravity is a natural phenomenon that affects all things particularly all living creatures from cell to human being. It has... Read More