584 results found

Search Results for: state

Regulation of Organic Metabolism, Growth and Energy Balance

Organic Metabolism Events of Absorptive and Post-absorptive States. The absorptive state is the period during which... Read More

Steady-state velocity

steady-state velocity The velocity of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction in which, over the time course of the study, the... Read More

Excited state

Excited state (Science: chemistry, radiobiology) An atom or nucleus which possesses more energy than its ground state... Read More

State

state (Science: chemistry) The condition of the system at a given time, it is usually defined by an equation which is called... Read More

Post-steady state

post-steady state Any period of time, particularly in an enzyme-catalyzed reaction, after the steady-state interval; e.g.,... Read More

Ground state

Ground state (Science: chemistry, radiobiology) The state of a nucleus, atom or molecule at its lowest energy. All other... Read More

Oxidation

Oxidation Definition How do we define oxidation? There are several definitions of the oxidation process. Oxidation can be... Read More

Carrier state

Carrier state a condition in which a human who is not himself sick harbors an infective organism which may cause disease in... Read More

Monod-Wyman-Changeux model

Definition noun (biochemistry) A model used to describe the allosteric forms of cooperativity Supplement The... Read More

Sarcolemma

Sarcolemma Definition What is the sarcolemma? It is the thin, transparent, extensible plasma membrane of the muscle cell.... Read More

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking: Wade Davis and the Secret of the Zombie Poison By Patrick D. Hahn Accepted on September 4, 2007 Twenty... Read More

Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication

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

Activation

Definition noun (general) The state or the process of being active and/or effective (biochemistry) The process of making a... Read More

Activation energy

Definition noun The amount of energy (in joules) needed to convert all the molecules in one mole of a reacting substance... Read More

Heating curve

Definition noun A plot of temperature versus time, showing the amount of energy a substance has absorbed with increasing... Read More

Feeling

Feeling 1. Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as, a feeling heart. 2. Expressive of great sensibility;... Read More

Deactivation

Definition noun The process of making inactive or the state of becoming less or not active anymore Supplement Deactivation... Read More

Development

1. The act of developing or disclosing that which is unknown; a gradual unfolding process by which anything is developed, as... Read More

Indicator Species and Endangered Species

Indicator Species Certain species are capable of expressing characteristics that can indicate the state of the ecosystem... Read More

Cohesion

Cohesion Definition What is cohesion? Cohesion, in science definition, refers to the state of cohering or sticking together... Read More

Facultative heterochromatin

Definition noun Heterochromatin that may lose its condensed state and becomes genetically active Supplement Heterochromatin... Read More

Decay

Decay to pass gradually from a sound, prosperous, or perfect state, to one of imperfection, adversity, or dissolution; to... Read More

Sensation

sensation 1. (Science: physiology) An impression, or the consciousness of an impression, made upon the central nervous... Read More

Denaturation

Denaturation Definition In biochemistry, denaturation is defined as a process in which a molecular structure deviates from... Read More

Catabolism

Catabolism Definition Catabolism is the branch of the metabolic process that breaks down complex, big molecules into... Read More

Passions

passion 1. A suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress (as, a cardiac passion);... Read More

Liquids

Liquid 1. A substance whose parts change their relative position on the slightest pressure, and therefore retain no definite... Read More

Community (biology)

Community, in biology, refers to the assemblage of interacting organisms (either of the same or different species)... Read More

Oxygen

Oxygen Definition In biochemistry, oxygen is the colorless, odorless, gaseous element represented by the symbol "O", with... Read More

Polyvalence

Definition noun The state of being polyvalent. (immunology) The state of being capable of destroying or inactivating more... Read More

Phosphodiester bond

Phosphodiester Bond Definition Phosphodiester bonds are the backbone of the strands of nucleic acid present in the life... Read More

Polyvalency

Definition noun The state of being polyvalent. (immunology) The state of being capable of destroying or inactivating more... Read More

Feedback mechanism

Feedback Mechanism Definition What is a feedback mechanism? A feedback mechanism is a physiological regulation system in a... Read More

Haploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The state of being haploid, that is having half of the set of homologous chromosomes in somatic... Read More

Gamete

Definition of Gamete What is a gamete? A gamete is the mature reproductive or sex cell that contains a haploid number of... Read More

Reduce

reduce 1. To bring or lead back to any former place or condition. And to his brother's house reduced his wife. (Chapman) The... Read More

Turgidity

Turgidity is the state of being turgid or swollen, especially due to high fluid content. In general context, turgidity... Read More

Raw

raw 1. Not altered from its natural state; not prepared by the action of heat; as, raw sienna; specifically, not cooked; not... Read More

Declination

Declination 1. The act or state of bending downward; inclination; as, declination of the head. 2. The act or state of... Read More

Polyploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The state of being polyploid, that is more than two sets of the chromosomes in a... Read More