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Serum

Definition noun, plural: sera, serums (1) The clear portion of any bodily fluid (2) Blood serum: the clear liquid devoid of... Read More

Convalescent serum

Convalescent serum serum from patients recently recovered from a disease; useful in preventing or modifying by passive... Read More

Pooled serum

pooled serum The mixed serum from a number of... Read More

Antiserum

Definition noun, plural: antiserums, antisera A serum containing immunoglobulins that act against specified... Read More

Hypotonic solution

Hypotonic Solution Definition What is a hypotonic solution? It refers to a solution that contains a lower amount of solute... Read More

Agglutination

Agglutination Definition What does agglutination mean? It generally refers to the process of sticking together or the... Read More

Immunoglobulin A

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

Complement fixation test

Definition noun (immunology) A form of immunological test for the detection of the presence of either a particular antibody... Read More

Hypertonicity

Definition noun The state of being hypertonic, i.e. having a greater degree of tone or tension Supplement In biology,... Read More

Hyperosmotic

Hyperosmotic Definition The word Hyperosmotic is derived from two Greek words: 'hyper', meaning “excess” and 'osmos',... Read More

Immunoglobulin

Definition noun, plural: immunoglobulins (1) Any of several classes of structurally related glycoproteins in the blood... Read More

Autocrine signaling

Autocrine Signaling Definition What is autocrine signaling? Autocrine signaling is a type of cell signaling wherein a cell... Read More

Artificial passive immunity

Definition noun A passive immunity acquired by means of injection of serum containing antibodies to an individual who may... Read More

Albumin

Definition noun, plural: albumins (1) (biochemistry) The water-soluble protein found in egg white, blood, lymph, tissues and... Read More

Membrane attack complex

membrane attack complex --> complement (Science: immunology) A term originally used to refer to the heat labile factor in... Read More

Incomplete antibody

Incomplete antibody --> univalent antibody An incomplete form of antibody that may coat antigen, but which according to... Read More

Somogyi method

Definition noun The quantitative determination of reducing sugars in terms of Somogyi unit Supplement The Somogyi method is... Read More

Hypertonic

Definition adjective (1) Having a greater degree of tone, tension or tonicity (2) Having a greater osmotic pressure in a... Read More

Serous

serous (Science: physiology) thin; watery; like serum; as the serous fluids. Of or pertaining to serum; as, the serous... Read More

Isotonic

Isotonic Definition What does isotonic mean? The term "isotonic" is used in physiology, anatomy, and physical chemistry.... Read More

Complement

Complement (Science: immunology) a term originally used to refer to the heat labile factor in serum that causes immune... Read More

Rough endoplasmic reticulum

Definition noun plural: rough endoplasmic reticula (cell biology) A type of endoplasmic reticulum wherein polyribosomes... Read More

Amino sugar

Definition noun, plural: amino sugars A sugar molecule the nonglycosidic hydroxyl (–OH) group is replaced by an amine... Read More

Circulation

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

Antigen

Antigen Definition What is an antigen? A simple definition is that an antigen refers to any substance that triggers an... Read More

Plasma

Definition noun (1) Fluid through which cellular components of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid are suspended (2)... Read More

Alt

Alt (Science: enzyme) a liver enzyme that plays a role in protein metabolism, like ast (see). Elevated serum levels of alt... Read More

C-reactive protein

C-reactive protein (Science: protein) this blood test is used as an indicator of acute inflammation. C-reactive protein is a... Read More

Humans

Human scarlet fever immune serum scarlet fever convalescent serum, obtained from healthy persons who have survived an attack... Read More

Hcg

Hcg --> human chorionic gonadotrophin (Science: hormone tumour marker) a hormone that is produced by the developing... Read More

Localized peritonitis

Definition noun A type of peritonitis that is confined to a demarcated region of the peritoneal... Read More

Mitochondrial DNA – hallmark of psychological stress

We often hear that stress can be unsettling as it could make us ill when it becomes chronic and overwhelming. However, is... Read More

PBI test

'''protein-bound iodine test -> pBI test A formerly used test of thyroid function in which serum protein-bound iodine is... Read More

Agglutinin

Definition noun, plural: agglutinins Any substance, usually of biological origin, that causes agglutination or clumping... Read More

Hypotonicity

Definition noun The state of being hypotonic, i.e. having lesser degree of tone or tension Supplement In biology, tonicity... Read More

Active agglutination

Definition noun An agglutination reaction in which the antigen is found naturally on particle Supplement Agglutination... Read More

Generalized peritonitis

Definition noun A type of peritonitis affecting the entire abdomen, and in which the abdominal tenderness is diffuse and the... Read More

Cisterna

Definition noun plural: cisternae cis·ter·na, sɪˈstɜːnə (cell biology) The flattened membrane disk containing... Read More

Generation of resting membrane potential

Stephen H. Wright Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724... Read More

Gonadotropin

Definition noun, plural: gonadotropins A polypeptide hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary and the placenta, and acts... Read More