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Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. There are three types of muscle tissue: (1) skeletal muscle,... Read More

Cohesion

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

Isotonic

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

Surface tension

Surface tension The expression of intermolecular attraction at the surface of a liquid, in contact with air or another gas,... Read More

Tension

tension 1. The act of stretching. 2. The condition of being stretched or strained, the degree to which anything is stretched... 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

Hypotonicity

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

Abiotic Factors – Water Conditions

Evidently, the light and heat from the sun play an important role in providing suitable conditions. However, the water... 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

Tonicity

Definition noun (1) A property of a solution that depends on the osmotic force exerted across the membrane as influenced by... Read More

Water

Water Definition (1) (biochemistry) A chemical substance, with chemical formula H2O, that is a clear, colorless, odorless,... Read More

Hypotonic

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

Isotonicity

Definition noun The state of being isotonic, or having equal tension or tonicity Supplement In biology, tonicity pertains to... Read More

Control of Body Movement

Motor Control Hierarchy A motor program is the pattern of neural activities required to perform a movement is created and... Read More

Antagonistic Muscle

Definition of Antagonistic Muscle What does the term “antagonistic” mean? As the name suggests, the word antagonistic... Read More

Brace

Brace 1. To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building. 2. To draw tight; to tighten; to... Read More

Capillary action

Definition noun The movement of a liquid, e.g. water molecules, through a narrow space as a result of cohesion, adhesion,... Read More

Xylem

Xylem Definition Xylem is defined as a plant tissue that transfers water and nutrients from roots to all over the plant... 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

Cohesion Tension Theory

The hypothesis used to explain how water can travel upwards against gravity in a plant. Transpiration is believed to play a... 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

Sickle cell anaemia

Definition noun A hereditary blood disorder resulting in anaemia due to a mutation in the allele coding for the beta chain... Read More

Intermediate filaments

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Intermediate filament

Definition noun plural: intermediate filaments A type of cytoskeleton characterized by having a diameter ranging from 8... Read More

Respiration

Organization of the Respiratory System Each lung is composed of air sacs called alveoli - the sites of gas exchange with... Read More

Rod

Rod 1. A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes).... Read More

Muscle tonus

Definition noun (1) The muscle in a steady partially contracted state caused by the successive flow of nerve... Read More

Smooth muscle relaxant

smooth muscle relaxant An agent, such as an antispasmodic, bronchodilator, or vasodilator, that reduces the tension or tone... Read More

Tensor

tensor 1. (Science: anatomy) A muscle that stretches a part, or renders it tense. 2. (Science: geometry) The ratio of one... Read More

Microtubule

Microtubule Definition noun plural: microtubules mi·cro·tu·bule, mī'krō-tū'byūl A cytoplasmic tubule made up of... Read More

Ego-alien

Ego-alien --> ego-dystonic Repugnant to or at variance with the aims of the ego and related psychological needs of the... Read More

Voice

voice 1. Sound uttered by the mouth, especially that uttered by human beings in speech or song; sound thus uttered... Read More

Nervous dyspepsia

nervous dyspepsia dyspepsia associated with nervousness, tension, or anxiety. Synonym: functional... 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

Water potential

Definition noun The measure of the relative tendency of water to move from one area to another, and is commonly represented... Read More

Muscle tone

Definition noun (1) The muscle in a steady partially contracted state caused by the successive flow of nerve... Read More

Bast fiber

Definition noun (botany) The durable, nonliving sclerenchyma fiber in the phloem, providing support to the... Read More

Proprioceptor

Definition noun, plural: proprioceptors A sensory receptor located in the subcutaneous tissues, and is capable of detecting... Read More

Hydrogen bond

Definition noun plural: hydrogen bonds A type of chemical bond that is formed when the slightly positive hydrogen atom of... Read More

Muscle tissue

Definition noun, plural: muscle tissues An animal tissue capable of contracting, and therefore enables movement or tension... Read More