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Swelling

swelling 1. The act of that which swells; as, the swelling of rivers in spring; the swelling of the breast with pride. Rise... Read More

Cloudy swelling

Cloudy swelling swelling of cells due to injury to the membranes affecting ionic transfer; causes an accumulation of... Read More

Fugitive swelling

Fugitive swelling --> loiasis a parasitic infection caused by the nematode loa loa. The vector in the transmission of... 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

Swell

swell 1. The act of swelling. 2. Gradual increase. Specifically: Increase or augmentation in bulk; protuberance. increase in... Read More

Isotonic

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

Water in Plants

The movement of molecules, specifically water and any solutes, is vital to understand in light of plant processes. This will... Read More

Parenchymatous degeneration

parenchymatous degeneration --> cloudy swelling swelling of cells due to injury to the membranes affecting ionic... Read More

Hydrophilic

Hydrophilic Definition What does a hydrophile (or hydrophilic molecule) mean? If a molecule is “water-loving”, it is... Read More

Triple response

Definition noun (immunology) The three cardinal circulatory responses of the skin (i.e. reddening, flare formation or... Read More

Quellung test

Definition noun A biochemical reaction in which anticapsular antibodies bind to the capsule of a bacterium, resulting in the... Read More

Quellung reaction

Definition noun A biochemical reaction in which anticapsular antibodies bind to the capsule of a bacterium, resulting in the... Read More

Quellung phenomenon

Definition noun A biochemical reaction in which anticapsular antibodies bind to the capsule of a bacterium, resulting in the... Read More

Curby hock

Curby hock --> curb a hard, painful, inflammatory swelling on the back part of the hock of the horse; it occurs in the... Read More

Bulge

Bulge 1. The bilge or protuberant part of a cask. 2. A swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, especially. When... Read More

Pathobiology of allergy and its most severe form, anaphylaxis

When allergy season looms, some people with serious hypersensitivity to allergens tend to be apprehensive of what may come.... Read More

Sty

sty (Science: medicine) An inflamed swelling or boil on the edge of the eyelid. Alternative forms: stye. Origin: For older... Read More

Oedema

Definition noun, plural: oedemas or oedemata The excessive accumulation of fluid, such as in the intercellular tissue... Read More

Baelz disease

Baelz disease --> cheilitis glandularis An acquired disorder, of unknown aetiology, of the lower lip characterised by... Read More

Bouton

Bouton a button, pustule, or knob-like swelling. Origin: fr. Button Bouton - A knoblike enlargement at the end of an axon,... Read More

Tuber

tuber A starchy storage organ (such as a potato) formed by swelling of an underground stem or the distal end of a... Read More

Histamine

Histamine (Science: biochemistry) formed by decarboxylation of histidine. Potent pharmacological agent acting through... Read More

Myocardium

Myocardium Definition What is the myocardium of the heart?  It is the muscular middle layer of the heart that is... Read More

Wave

wave 1. An advancing ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid, as of the sea, resulting from the oscillatory motion of the... Read More

Compartments

Compartment syndrome (Science: syndrome) a group of symptoms which indicate a nerve, blood vessel or tendon is being... Read More

Elephantiasis

Definition noun, plural: elephantiases A disease of the skin characterized by being thick, rough, hard, and fissured, like... Read More

Copula

Copula 1. In anatomy, a narrow part connecting two structures, e.g., the body of the hyoid bone. 2. A swelling that is... Read More

Phantom

phantom That which has only an apparent existence; an apparition; a specter; a phantasm; a sprite; an airy spirit; an ideal... Read More

Bud

Definition noun, plural: buds (general) An immature or undeveloped structure that develops into a bodily structure or a new... Read More

Turgor pressure

In biology, turgor pressure definition pertains to the pressure that is exerted by the fluid (e.g. water) against the cell... Read More

Stomate

Definition noun, plural: stomates (botany) A tiny pore on the surface of a leaf or herbaceous stem surrounded by a pair of... Read More

Bromelain

What is Bromelain? ''Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found naturally in the juice and stems of pineapples. Called a... Read More

Lycinibacillus fusiformis

Definition noun A long rod-shaped obligate aerobe organism that is able to utilize oxygen to metabolize numerous sugars... Read More

Ascaricide

Definition noun, plural: ascaricides A pharmaceutical drug used for the treatment of ascariasis Supplement Ascaricides are... Read More

Knot

Knot 1. To form knots or joints, as in a cord, a plant, etc.; to become entangled. Cut hay when it begins to knot.... Read More

Neural Control Mechanisms

Nerve cells called neurons generate electric signals that pass from one end of the cell to another and release chemical... Read More

Permanent Tattoo Means Permanent Immune Action Of Macrophages

Have you ever wondered why a permanent tattoo seemed to last forever? A simple assumption would be is that the ink could... Read More

Ancylostomiasis

Definition noun A disease caused by Ancylostoma hookworm infestation in humans and certain... Read More

Inflated

Inflated 1. Filled, as with air or gas; blown up; distended; as, a balloon inflated with gas. 2. Turgid; swelling; puffed... Read More

Gout

Gout (Science: rheumatology) recurrent acute arthritis of peripheral joints caused by the accumulation of monosodium urate... Read More